New Redbridge First Response Service launches
A new Redbridge First Response Service (ReFRS)
has launched in Redbridge that supports residents wellbeing,
safety, choice and independence.
ReFRS is a multi-agency partnership scheme providing easy access
to a range of vital services and support networks to vulnerable
adults. This is done by working jointly with known and
trusted partners including London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police
Service, Age UK, Redbridge Council for Voluntary Services (RCVS),
Payments and Benefits team, Housing and other partners.
Visit the ReFRS page for more
Caring for our future Redbridge response
On 17th October 2013 Redbridge Council agreed to host a ‘Caring
for our future consultation’ on reforming what and how people pay
for their care and support on behalf of the Department of Health.
The consultation was well attended by a variety of stakeholders
including providers, the voluntary sector, service users, carers
and Redbridge residents.
responses from the 'Caring for our future consultation' event (PDF
Redbridge Supported Volunteering Project needs you
In Redbridge there are lots of people who donate their time and
energy into giving something back to society by volunteering and/or
helping others. Sometimes people need a little extra support to
help them volunteer in their community and we are aware that local
schools, colleges and service providers from the statutory,
voluntary and community sector offer this help as part of their day
to day business.
To help understand and find out who the leading lights in
Redbridge are that help people to help themselves, a short survey
has been produced to ensure the good work currently being
undertaken continues and that the right support is being
Click here to complete the survey.
Interface launch new 2013/14 training programme
The new Interface training programme for parent carers of
disabled children and those with Special Educational Needs is now
This new training programme will be running for the next three
terms and aims to help parent carers become more expert and
empowered with practical help and knowledge.
For more information on the courses and how to book a place on
the courses, visit the Interface
Newspaper launched for people with Learning Disabilities
News, developed by United Response, is the first newspaper
designed to be accessible for people with a learning
The newspaper will publish the news in an easy read format that
uses visual clues and simpler words to help people with learning
disabilities access and understand news stories.
Easy News will be published every two months and will be
available in print and online with an audio version also
New 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