UK Older People's Week Celebrations in Redbridge

This September, Redbridge will once again be celebrating UK Older People’s Day with a week-long programme of events from Monday 26 September to Friday 30 September. Our celebrations coincide with the UN International Day of Older Persons which is on 1 October.

The main aim of these celebrations is to raise awareness, recognise the achievements and contribution older people make to our society and economy and to spread the message that age is no barrier to continue living a healthy, more active lifestyle.

There’ll be a variety of different events and taster sessions taking place throughout the week, so why not get involved and try something new?  Most events are free and open to all.

View the Older People’s Week programme (PDF 22.7MB). To request a copy of the programme, call 020 8708 5359.  

Talking Therapies

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 Therapies website.  

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 condition. 

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

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 more information 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 environment.

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.

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

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