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'Dementia patients will have to move after Redbridge CCG end contract at only specialist home in the borough'

The Ilford Recorder attended and reported on the Redbridge CCG Governing Body meeting at the end of November where the board voted to end the block contract with Care UK which 'delivers care to challenging dementia patients at Meadow Court, Goodmayes'.

"Susan Winch-Furness, whose husband has lived there for six years, said it was an “absolute tragedy” that the CCG is allowing the closure of such a vital home.

"She is also disappointed that not one member of the panel answered her questions at the meeting.I had hoped that with your insight into health problems, you would have realised that this home is needed so much,” she said to the CCG.

Jon Abrams of One Place East, said "the CCG demonstrated a lack of respect and compassion towards carers. The board refused to engage with them and ignored many of the pertinent questions about quality of care, health outcomes following relocation, and the standard of local care homes,”

You can read the full report here

Equality and human rights helpline for advisers

The Commission is providing a service for the advice sector, solicitors, other organisations that support individuals with their problems, trade unions, and ombudsman schemes.

  • do you work with people who may have been discriminated against? 
  • are you unsure whether someone might be able to make a complaint about a human rights issue? 
  • have you been asked to help with a discrimination or human rights issue? Do you want to talk through a case?

We offer a telephone-based support service. 

  • 0161 829 8190
Art Workshop sessions at Redbridge Central Library

Saturday 6th / 13th / 20th January 2018
2pm to 5pm
Three sessions over Saturdays at each location, Redbridge Library sessions are open to every one of 18 years and older. Participants could attend all 3 sessions if they wish to do so.
Art Workshop title: Drawing out of our Minds
Starting from the essential technique of drawings in which we depict an image by making lines on paper, ending in a complex drawing collage. We’re using pencil, ink, crayon, charcoal, wax and experimenting to draw with thread & needle as well as using paper shapes. This will be a fun session for beginners to intermediate: experimenting with the many possibilities to create a complex drawing.

The content of each session is the same but tailored to participants’ needs and ability.
Participants can take a tea or comfort break any time they wish, there will be no collective break, ensuring that everyone can be active in their own personal creative flow.

You can find out more and book a place here 

Christmas Trail at Redbridge Museum
Tuesday 19 December to Saturday 30 December, 11am to 3pm, during normal opening hours

Join in our special Christmas trail around the Museum (all ages) and make some festive finger puppets or your very own Christmas badge.

Free, drop in, no need to book. (50p for finger puppet/badge)

Assistive technology for Deaf and Disabled people in work – your experience

There is a Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry on assistive technology for Deaf and Disabled people in work.  
To inform Inclusion London’s evidence to the inquiry I would be grateful if you can send me:
  • Your experience of assistive technology, both the process of getting it and how useful it is to you for obtaining and maintaining employment and/or
  • Your answers to the questions below, which have been set by the Select Committee and some additional ones by Inclusion London.
Please send all responses to by Monday 15 January 2018

The Committee welcomes submissions addressing any or all of the following questions:
  • What role can assistive technology play in removing barriers to work and helping disabled people stay in work?
  • How should the Government support the development of this technology, and are there any particular innovations it should look to support?
  • Is Access to Work the most effective means of providing access to assistive technology? Should other funding models be considered?’
Additional questions from Inclusion London:
  • Are there barriers to obtaining assistive technology needed, if so what are the solutions to this?
  • What are the greatest barriers to disabled people obtaining and maintaining work - is it lack of assistive technology or other issues?  
Information about the inquiry is available here

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