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