Redbridge Autism Plan 2012-15 is being updated

The Department of Health (DH) has published 'Think Autism', an update to the Adults with Autism Strategy for England: Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives (2010) in line with duties set out in the Autism Act 2009.

In Redbridge we plan to update our existing Adults with Autism Plan during 2014/15 in the light of the priorities in the national strategy and will do this through the Redbridge Adults with Autism Working Group which has proved to be an effective process for the local implementation of the National Autism Strategy and associated activities to date.

Redbridge Community Lunch Club

  • Are you a Redbridge resident?
  • Would you like to meet up for lunch and meet new friends?
  • Are you over 65 years of age?
  • Can you get to the club independently?

If the answer is yes, then why not visit the community lunch club. The club provides lunch, refreshments, outings, and community information as well activities, hobbies and chair based exercise sessions to assist your health and wellbeing.

Mondays and Thursdays from 10.00am to 2.00pm at The Living Well Resource Centre, 372 Chadwell Heath Lane, Chadwell Heath RM6 4YG

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.30am to 1.30pm at St Johns Church and Centre, St Johns Road, Seven Kings, IG2 7BB

For more information or if you would like to attend please call Kusum Sidhar on 0208 708 9872 or 07958 043760 (between 9.30am and 2.00pm).

Taxicard scheme update

With effect from May 2014, any person holding a Taxicard which has not been used for two years will have their card deactivated. 

Taxicard is a scheme that provides subsidised transport for people who have serious mobility impairment and difficulty in using public transport.

If you have your card deactivated but feel that you still need a Taxicard you will need to make a new application at London Councils.

Local account for 2013 published

Adult Social Services has published its third local account. The local account is part of the Government’s initiative to make local services accountable to local people and to cut down on the reporting made to central government departments.  

We hope that the local account continues to keep Redbridge residents informed about our work and remains as a basis for us to be judged by our local community.

Peer review report

Earlier this year, Adult Social Services underwent a peer review and the findings from this review will help with the continuous improvement as part of the ‘sector led improvement’ programme.

A peer review is not an inspection but is viewed as a learning process to assist councils and their partners to help assess current achievements, identify areas for improvements and provide constructive supportive suggestions for development. It is supported by our peers rather than inspectors.

Autism Alert Card available

An Autism Alert Card is available to any Redbridge resident who has an autistic spectrum condition.

The card, which is the size of a credit card can be carried at all times and used in situations where you cannot easily give an explanation about your condition. It will also assist the police and other emergency services to identify that they are dealing with someone who has autism.

The card will carry the logos of the Redbridge Disability Consortium, Centre for Independent and Inclusive Living Redbridge (CiiLR) and Redbridge Council so they will be easily identifiable to the emergency services.

Living well, ageing well in Redbridge booklet 

We want Redbridge to be a great place to grow older which is why we have produced a new living well, ageing well booklet.

The booklet is about making the most of later life as you get older and knowing where to get information and advice if you need further support.

We hope this booklet will help you improve your health and wellbeing and live life to the full.

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 the community.

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