Blue Badge website

We are aware of another website where Blue Badges can be applied for, the  Parking Services website charges a fee of £49 to assist with an application for a Blue Badge. This is not the official blue badge website and should not be used.

Blue badge applications can be made for free via the GOV.UK website.

If you have been affected by this, you may wish to contact Citizens Advice Consumer Services. Advice will be given on how to report this website and whether or not it may be possible to recoup any money paid. You can contact the service on 03454 040506 or visit the Citizens Advice website.

‘Destination for You’ app

Pupils from Gearies Primary School in Gants Hill are through to the finals of a national competition after they created an app called ‘Destination for You’ with people who use Woodbine locality base.

The ‘Destination for You’ app helps adults and children with disabilities plan days out across London.

It is hoped that the app will win the Connected Communities category, sponsored by tech company Salesforce. For more information, visit the App for Good website.

Talking Therapies

Work stress, relationship or money worries, feeling low or difficulty sleeping?

If things feel like they are getting on top of you or you’re struggling to cope, you are not alone.

Talking Therapies is a free and confidential NHS service that will work with you to help you feel better. It provides expert support from people who understand what you’re experiencing. The specialist team will introduce you to effective tools and techniques that are proven to work.

Find out more and how you can get started at the Talking Therapies website.  

The Transforming Care Programme

Transforming Care is a national programme of work established to improve services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism who may display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition. 

The programme focuses on the five key areas of empowering individuals, right care, right place, workforce, regulation and data.

A national plan called ‘Building the Right Support’ was published last year, which sets out the requirement for 48 Transforming Care Partnerships to be developed across England in order to deliver the changes that are needed. 

In east London, Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge (BHR) have formed a Transforming Care Partnership and have produced a local plan outlining how they will meet the objectives of the Transforming Care Programme.

Survey to help improve Health and Social Care Services in Redbridge

Redbridge Council and NELFT NHS Foundation Trust have been working in partnership to bring together health and social care staff into single teams called the HASS. This is so residents can get better, more joined up care and support.

As this is a new way of working we want to check that the new service is making life better for residents using services.

Watch the bringing together health and social care video and help us check that the service has improved. For more information visit MyLife website.

‘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 environment.

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.

View the leaflet on the 'Mourning Coffee' group (PDF 283KB)

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