‘Know Your Rights’ campaign 2016
The Mayor of London's annual ‘Know Your
Rights’ campaign focuses on helping older Londoners claim the
benefits and financial help they may be entitled to.
This year’s campaign is urging pensioners not
to miss out on their pension credits in the face of worrying
figures, which reveal that at least one in five pensioners is
living in poverty across the capital.
In the bid to tackle the problem and
raise awareness among older people, Age UK have partnered with the
Mayor of London to organise the campaign.
Pension Credit, is the most under-claimed
benefit, but the most vital. Without pensioners being able to
demonstrate that they are receiving this allowance, they become
automatically excluded from claiming Housing or Council tax
The Know Your Rights campaign last year helped
pensioners to claim an estimated £1.2 million in benefits that
would have otherwise gone unclaimed. The campaign aims to ensure
older Londoners don’t miss out on the £470 million worth of
benefits not being claimed each year.
- Find out more about Pension
Credit on GOV.UK
- Contact Age UK Redbridge,
Barking & Havering on 020 8220 6000 to find out if
you or someone you know is eligible for Pension Credit or other
‘Mourning Coffee’ for those recently bereaved
Come and have an informal chat over coffee with
others who are recently bereaved. The aim is to provide a group
which supports one another through a difficult time in a friendly
If you think this is something that will help
you, then come along on the first Thursday
of every month at the Cherry Tree
Café, 25 Woodbine Place, Wanstead, London E11 2RH from
10am to 12pm.
Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and NHS take first
step towards running a devolved health budget
The NHS and three local authority partners in
North East London have welcomed an announcement which could see
them take on considerable powers to run health and social care for
three quarters of a million people in the area.
Draft ‘Think Autism’ Refresh of the Redbridge Adults with
Autism Plan 2016 - 2019
The refreshed Redbridge Adults with Autism Plan 2016-19 has
been jointly developed by the Redbridge Adults with Autism Working
The plan builds on the work which has taken
place to implement the previous Redbridge Plan in 2012-2015 and
reaffirms our ongoing commitment to do more to improve the lives of
people with autism and their carers. This draft document sets out
how we intend to take forward the priorities outlined in the
national ‘Think Autism ‘Strategy at a local level.
We would like to know what you think of our
plans and would welcome your thoughts and ideas on what further
actions you think will help us to continue to improve and achieve
our vision for the future.
Draft Joint Redbridge Strategy for Carers 2016 -
The draft Joint Redbridge Strategy for Carers 2016 - 2019 is an
update of the previous version produced for 2011 - 2014.
It has been developed through consultation and involvement
with Redbridge carers and people who access, plan, commission and
provide services as well as from what we know about our local
demographics and the growing needs of the population in
This strategy also recognises that the health
and social care system nationally and locally is under increasing
pressure due to Government austerity measures, legislative change,
increasing demand for services and higher expectations from the
We would like to know what people think of our
ideas and plans to help support individuals who are unpaid carers
for family or friends. To read the strategy and to comment, click
on one of the links below:
'No Wrong Doors' - memorandum of
Young carers in Redbridge have said that there
should be “no wrong doors” for young carers and their families.
Young carers should be identified, assessed and their families
supported regardless of which service is contacted in the first
Children and Adult Social Services have
therefore committed through a memorandum to work together locally,
adopting a whole system, whole council, whole family approach to
providing support for young carers and their families.
Proposal to expand the current Section 75 agreement between LBR
Nationally, there are a growing number of issues relating to the
long term management of Adult Social Services which is increasingly
focusing on the NHS and Local Authorities working closer together
in a more joined up way.
The following consultation document outlines the proposal to
expand the current Section 75 agreement between the London Borough
of Redbridge (LBR) and the North East London Foundation Trust
(NELFT), as work begins to develop a new Integrated Health and
Adult Social Care Service in Redbridge.
A Section 75 agreement is essentially a legal agreement allowing
public sector organisations to develop partnership arrangements to
provide joint services locally, with one organisation as the
How Redbridge is supporting people with dementia
Redbridge Adult Social Services was asked
to participate in a film to show how the council is
supporting people with dementia and giving residents choice
and control in an extra care sheltered environment or in