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Redbridge Concern Enews Bulletin

Why Mental Health Service Cuts Are Contributing To The Mental Health Crisis

As a senior mental health nurse, I have recently made the difficult decision to leave my 17-year career due to stress and burnout caused by the constant cuts faced daily in NHS mental health services, and I’m not alone.

Every day professionals are choosing to leave the NHS, or worse, are having to take long term sick leave due to their own mental health issues which have been caused by an extensive work overload, extreme stress and inevitable burn-out.

Since 2010 I have watched the slow decline of mental health services. As workloads mounted, and pay froze, morale crumbled along with essential resources and the ability to provide a mental health service which offered a consistent, ‘best practice’ standard of care and treatment to those who needed it most.....
read more here.

Tell us about your experiences?
If you work in mental health services in the NHS, NELFT, Local Authority or voluntary sector we want to hear from you about the challenges you are facing. And, in particular if you are experiencing stress caused by cuts.

You can take part in our short survey here

Redbridge Council is reviewing how services are offered to disabled and elderly people in the borough, and their carers

Redbridge Council is reviewing how services are offered to disabled and elderly people in the borough, and their carers. The Council would like to know a bit more about people's views on their contact with the Council at the moment.

When reviewing the services, the Council will take these views into account to try to address problems that occur now. It may take some time for suggestions to be implemented but the Council will review all the responses and take them into consideration when developing services in the future.

This survey will take approximately 8-10 minutes to complete. The closing date for this survey is 11th September 2017.

You can take part in the survey

One Place East - A New Organisation for Disabled People in Redbridge 24 August 2017

The trustees and committee members of Redbridge Concern for Mental Health, Daffodil Advocacy and the Centre for Independent and Inclusive Living Redbridge (CiiL-R) are pleased to announce their intention to merge on 1st October 2017. The new organisation will be called One Place East.

This exciting development for Redbridge and East London will see the creation of a new charity supporting all service user groups, with the potential to expand and respond to needs in the current financial climate. Service users from all the organisations have been engaged and involved in the development process to create a name and vision for the merged organisation, and they will be at the heart of its governance.

One Place East will be an integrated single access point for information and direct services. The core functions of One Place East will be:

  • Information and advice
  • Voice and influence
  • Direct services
  • Peer support
  • Training
  • Promoting social inclusion and equality
  • Independent advocacy
  • Promoting good health and well-being
With reducing public services, the merger is a community led response that aims to be central to the support of all disability groups, those with mental health needs and long-term health conditions.

For more information please contact: Margaret or Sharon on 020 8925 2435

Making Redbridge Accessible, Roundtable with West Streeting MP

When:   Thursday 14 September
Time:    11am to 2pm
Venue:  City Gates, 25-29 Clements Road, Ilford IG1 1BH

We would like to invite you to an important meeting about making Redbridge more accessible.

This meeting will have two halves; the first will be a round table meeting with Wes Streeting MP discussing transport access in Ilford followed by a discussion with Redbridge Council about the redevelopment of Ilford Town.

This meeting is a fantastic opportunity to make your voice heard on transport access - we need as many Deaf, Disabled and older people as possible to attend to show just how much support there is for accessible transport in Redbridge.

Annual Walk of Peace

Sunday 10th September 2017, 1pm
Meet at the Holocaust Memorial Garden, Valentines Park, Ilford (Cranbrook Rd entrance)

This year it is more important than ever for us to walk together in a spirit of harmony valuing our common precepts by showing our understanding and respect for each other. We will visit different faith venues and talk and about what each of us does to promote peace and respect.

We will be meeting at the Holocaust Memorial Garden, Valentines Park, Ilford (Cranbrook Rd entrance).
The walk will end around 4pm at the Karamsar Gurdwara, 400 High Road Ilford IG11TW where everyone is invited to partake in the langar; sharing a delicious vegetarian meal.

ull details of the faith venues we will be visiting, and the approximate timings are available  here 

Grandma Remember Me

Monday 30th October 2017
Time: 2pm
Ripple Centre, 121-125 Ripple Road, Barking, IG11 7FN 

Grandma, Remember Me is about the impact of dementia on a family as seen through the eyes of the granddaughter.  It will make you weep, it will make you laugh, it will disturb you, and it will provoke questions.  Performance one hour, followed by ½ hour Q&A and discussion. 

FREE entry but please confirm your attendance in advance by calling or emailing:
  • 020 8220 6000

Work Redbridge Annual Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair
14 September 2017, 11am – 3pm
Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford, IG1 1DD


Visit the Annual Work Redbridge Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair and meet a wide range of employers with live vacancies, get help to update your CV, find out about training and volunteering opportunities locally and learn whether completing an apprenticeship is right for you. No need to book, just drop in. Find out more about the Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair

No need to book, just drop in.
Find out more about the Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair

UK Older People’s Week

Redbridge will once again be celebrating the important contribution of older people to society with a week-long programme of events from Sunday 1 October to Friday 6 October. 

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

A variety of events and taster sessions will be taking place throughout the week, so why not get involved and try something new? Please note that while most events are free places can sometimes be limited.

Visit Redbridge events for the full programme of Older People’s Week activities

Stress, Anxiety? Money worries? Difficulty sleeping? Feeling low? We're here to help.....

We are here to help you. It can be difficult having to cope alone, and it is often impossible to see a clear way through. Whether your issues are caused by problems you face every day, or by events that have happened in your past - Talking Therapies can help.

We are a free and confidential NHS service that will work with you to help you feel better. We offer expert support from people who understand what you are experiencing, and our highly professional team will introduce you to effective, practical techniques that are proven to work. 

Find out more here

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