Nutrition & Hydration Week 2014
The aim of Nutrition & Hydration Week (17 -
23 March) is to raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition
in the community.
Over one million people over the age of 65 in
Britain are malnourished. By making positive changes to eating and
drinking habits, you can improve your quality of life and prevent
malnutrition related illnesses. These illnesses often require
complex treatments, prolongs recovery periods and delays hospital
Working to keep people safe
On Wednesday 23 April an ‘adult at risk of
abuse’ drop in event to raise awareness on how to keep yourself and
the people you care for safe will be taking place at
Community Care Advice Centre, Aldborough Road
North, IG2 7SR between 10.00am to
The event is open to everyone and you will be able to find out
about the services available to help look after vulnerable adults
and watch films on safeguarding adults. Exhibitors include Age UK,
VocieAbility, Redbridge Carers Support Service, Community Safety
Partnership, Victim Support and many more.
Light refreshments will be available throughout the
Redbridge Dementia Plan 2014 - 2017
Dementia has been described as one of the biggest health and
social care challenges of the present day. The healthcare for
London dementia services guide has reported that in Redbridge
the occurance of dementia will increase 17% by 2021.
Redbridge Council and it's partners have worked together
to produce a Redbridge Dementia Plan to improve services and
support for people with dementia and their carers in
Redbridge. We want to hear what you think of the
plan by completing the short survey before 28 April 2014.
Older Persons Freedom Pass eligibility review
London Councils has carried out a review of Older Persons
Freedom Passes. They wrote to all Freedom Pass holders who were
believed to have moved from their listed address. A total of 21,000
Freedom Pass holders failed to respond. These Freedom Passes will
now be stopped from 3 February 2014.
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
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 now available
A new Autism Alert Card is now 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
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
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