Redbridge Carers Support Service to boost support for young carers

Redbridge Carers Support Service (RCSS) has received a grant of more than £42,000 to boost support and services for unpaid young adult carers (14 to 25 year olds) in the area. 

Redbridge Carers Support Service is a network partner of Carers Trust and received the donation from the “About Time” grants programme, funded by The Co-operative’s Charity of the Year campaign.

There are an estimated 500,000 unpaid young adult carers in the UK who take on practical and emotional caring responsibilities for a family member or friend.

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.

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 now available

An 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 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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