Celebrating Older People's Week
UK Older People’s Day is on 1 October 2015 and
this year Redbridge is once again celebrating with a week-long
programme of events, from Monday 28 September to
Friday 2 October.
A variety of different events and taster
sessions will be taking place throughout the week, including a
health and wellbeing fair, keep fit sessions including yoga, zumba
and salsa and art and craft classes.
So why not get involved and try something new?
Most events are free and open to all.
'No Wrong Doors' - memorandum of
Young carers in Redbridge have said that there
should be “no wrong doors” for young carers and their families.
Young carers should be identified, assessed and their families
supported regardless of which service is contacted in the first
Children and Adult Social Services have
therefore committed through a memorandum to work together locally,
adopting a whole system, whole council, whole family approach to
providing support for young carers and their families.
Redbridge Adult Prevention & Early Intervention Strategy
has been updated
The Redbridge Prevention and Early
Intervention Strategy has been refreshed for 2015-18 to reflect
major changes taking place across health and social care.
This strategy recognises that the health
and social care systems nationally and locally are under increasing
pressure due to government austerity measures, legislative change
and increasing demand for services. When updating the strategy we
have considered feedback from ongoing public engagement and the
priorities outlined in other key strategies and plans including the
Dementia Plan, Health and Wellbeing Strategy (currently being
reviewed) and Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. The refreshed
strategy continues to reflect a cross cutting partnership approach
which recognises that no single agency can achieve good
preventative outcomes alone.
The draft refresh of the strategy has been
available online, however more recently minor amendments have been
made during the consultation period following comments from Cabinet
and Health and Wellbeing Board. This consultation will end on
Sunday 20 September 2015.
Proposal to expand the current Section 75 agreement between LBR
Nationally, there are a growing number of issues relating to the
long term management of Adult Social Services which is increasingly
focusing on the NHS and Local Authorities working closer together
in a more joined up way.
The following consultation document outlines the proposal to
expand the current Section 75 agreement between the London Borough
of Redbridge (LBR) and the North East London Foundation Trust
(NELFT), as work begins to develop a new Integrated Health and
Adult Social Care Service in Redbridge.
A Section 75 agreement is essentially a legal agreement allowing
public sector organisations to develop partnership arrangements to
provide joint services locally, with one organisation as the
Care costs cap delayed
Care and Support Minister Alistair Burt has announced that the
implementation of the cap on care costs will be delayed until
In response to concerns expressed by the Local Government
Association (LGA) and many other stakeholders about the timetable
for implementing the cap on care costs in April 2016, the
government has decided to delay its implementation until 2020.
The delay will allow time to be taken to ensure that everyone is
ready to introduce the new system and to look at what more can be
done to support people with the costs of care.
For more information:
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.
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