Ain’t Misbehavin Project

We are holding a Christmas Holidays Drama workshop- This workshop will enable you to explore the ways and workings of theatre and you can practice your drama skills, watch Peter Pan at the Broadway theatre, Barking and the finally a party to lock in the great memory.

Dates: 22nd, 21rd, 29th and 30th of December 2014! We start at 10am – 4pm but on the first day we will start a little later

The cost of this fun filled four day offer is £30.oo- Please bring along with you a packed lunch and a few drinks and snacks

If you are interested in booking please contact Chris or Olivia at the office on 02084787571.

Please note that we cannot accommodate children with personal care/medication needs- AMP is a new project for young-people with mild-moderate disability aged 5-13.We will help you to access community activities during school holidays.

The agenda over the four days is as follows:

  • Monday 22nd- Broadway Theatre, face painting, games and Lunch followed by Peter Pan.
  • Tuesday 23rd & Monday 29th- Drama Workshop at St. Lukes Church, Baxter Road, Ilford.
  • Tuesday 30th- Drama practice, lunch and a grand performance for friends and family. Finally a party- all sorts of party games, face painting, party games and entertainment by Mr. Zippy- All children will receive a gift 🙂





Fun for All- Christmas 2014

We have a action planned and fun-filled Christmas agenda heading your way. We have planned the days as follows:

  • Tuesday 23rd December- Visiting Ripley’s Believe it or not in London

Coach will leave at 9.30 am and Pick up at London at 3.30pm- £8.00/person

  • Monday 29th December- Viewing Penguins of Madagascar at Cineworld

Meet at 10am- £3.50/person

  • Tuesday 30th December- Children’s party at St. Lukes Church Hall

Meet-up at 1pm at St. Lukes Church, Baxter Road, Ilford IG1 2HN- £5.00/person-

  • Wednesday 7th January- Pantomine at Kenneth More Theatre

Meeting at 6.45pm- £5.00/person

For any further information please contact 02084787571

We require you to book on the 27th November, onwards between 10am-1pm- Payments will be collected the day of the booking and or we will re-allocate your seats to other on the waiting list.

Half Term Heroes

Half Term Heroes – October 2014: Emergency Life Support Skills

Monday, 27 October, 2014 (All day)

Do you live in the Borough of Redbridge? Are you willing to give up 2 hours of your time to learn skills that could save a life? If so, and you are aged 14 and over, be one of the first to book your place for the Holiday Heroes training session! BE A HERO, SAVE A LIFE.

In just 2 hours you will learn the vital skills needed if you are faced with:

Someone who is unconscious

Someone having a heart attack or in cardiac arrest

Someone who is choking

Someone suffering from serious bleeding

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the session.


To book your place for one of the sessions please go to

Employment opportunity


Redbridge Forum

Are looking for holiday staff to assist with in the running of a new respite service for young people aged 5-13 years with a mild to moderate disability.

 The ‘Ain’t Misbehavin Project’ aims to help young people to access community activities.  The days are great fun and you will achieve great personal satisfaction in enabling the young people to achieve their full potential through;


  • peer socialisation / friendship circles;
  • access to community-based activities;
  • improvement of social skills; and
  • developing self-confidence and esteem – improving mental health / wellbeing.


Job Title                   Youth Respite Assistant

Contract                   To March 31st 2015.

Pattern of work       Up to 3 Days per week during school holidays, Core hours 9am to 5pm  some flexible hours for administration or as activity requires.

Salary Scale £ 11.50 per hour.

 For a full job description and application form please contact us on 020 8478 7571 or by email to

 Closing date for applications is  Wednesday 15th October 2014

And interviews will be held on Thursday 23rd October 2014



Play Days!

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We would like to draw your attention to three exciting disability friendly family play events that Play

Association Tower Hamlets are organising on behalf of Victoria Park

Each of the three themed events offers a chance for disabled children, their carers and family a

chance for a day out in the park to catch up with friends and enjoy some fun in a safe and nonjudgemental

atmosphere. There is no need to book in advance and there is no charge for

attendance or materials.


Sat 4th October – Treasure

Sat 6th December – Elves

Sat 7th March Dens

Each session will be based in the Hub building (Where youll find a lovely café and accessible

toilets too). The Hub is next to the skate park on the east side of the park.

Well start at 11.30 am and finish at 3.30pm. As well as 4 dedicated playworkers. PATH will also

have resources and ideas on hand ready for families to play with and to help them explore the play

spaces on the east side of the park.

Families can reserve a treasure bag for the 4th October, just email Suzannah Walker by 30th September to confirm your attendance and it will be

ready for collection in the Hub on 4th October.

Wed really appreciate it if you could forward the news of these events to your staff, service users

and others that you think would be interested.

Heres some more detail:

Whats on offer on the day?

Play Association Tower Hamlets have booked the community space in the Hub building enabling

children and young people a warm comfortable play space for when they tire of being outside

Four playworkers from Play Association Tower Hamlets will be supporting the session. They will

be on hand to deal with enquiries, help with the play resources and play with children and families.

you can see pictures of the team here

There will be resources in the Hub to take out and play with on each session. These will fit the

themes of each day treasure, elves and dens.

The indoor space in the Hub building will be a space to relax and enjoy some indoor play


There is also a café in the building where you can get

food and drinks.

Who can come?

This is an open session targeted at disabled children, young people and their families and friends.

Do I need to pay?

No this is a free service funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Can I drop my children and pick them up later?

No, this session is designed for all the family and we do not have enough playworkers and

volunteers to offer such a service.

Each drop in disability friendly family play event is themed and facilitated by skilled playworkers

who cannot offer 1 to 1 support but can support your family to have a great time.

Can I get there by public transport?

You can take the tube to Mile End and then the 277 or 425 bus to Victoria Park rd. It is then a

short walk in to the centre of the east side of the park. There are downloadable maps and further

information on this webpage:

Can I drive in to the park?

If you are a blue Badge holder you can access the east side of the park. A Radar key will grant

access through St Mark’s Gate South Car Park, off Cadogan Terrace. (E9 5HT) Go through the

car park at St Mark’s Gate South and the electronic gate is at the back. Alternatively, when at the

gate call and a ranger will be happy to open the gate for you. We recommend you arrange this

with the park rangers team in advance 020 8985 5699 more information about the park

Park users in any vehicle are asked to follow the same 5mph speed limit observed by staff and

works vehicles.

For more information on the accessibility of Victoria Park, please see the Victoria Park DisabledGo

page. note the Hub

Building is not currently on DisabledGo, but they hope to change this is December 2014.

Who can I talk to about these events?

Contact Suzannah Walker at PATH for more details

You can also find information on the PATH website: and

our Keep playing website (look in the events section)

Look for us on twitter @playPATH


Visioning Session Workshop opportunity

You are warmly invited to take part in a visioning session workshop to help us understand your experience and view of the current health services for children and young people in Redbridge.


As part of a steering group we are making recommendations to Redbridge’s Clinical Commissioning Group to help shape the future of children and young people’s health services in the area. To help make these recommendations we are speaking to a number of children and young people with different needs and their parents and carers. We believe it is important to involve the people who will be using these services when producing recommendations and would be grateful for your input.

 On Friday 3 October, 10.15am-1pm at Boardroom, Becketts House, 2-14 Ilford Hill, Ilford




The workshop will take approximately two hours and we’ll be covering the following topics;

          What are the good things about the care your child receives?

          What are the challenges/frustrations you experience when they are receiving care?

          How involved do you feel in managing your child’s care?

          How involved would you like to be?

We will also be discussing what you want to see from the children’s services in the future.


More information available from:


Please let us know if you are happy to take part and feel free to contact Alex Stephens at the CCG Commissioning Support Unit for more information and to confirm your place, 0203 688 1674


We asked for families with children with SEN and disabilities to have this session as our children are such heavy users of health services. We are looking for about 15 -20 parent carers to take part. We look forward to seeing you on the day.



Fun 4 all

Our Fun 4 all mailing has been sent out and should be arriving to you soon. If you have not received your fun 4 all information package please contact the office as we have a wide array of activities planned for spooky Halloween- wouldn’t want you all to miss out on the fun- The booking date is the 23/09/2014!

We have now changed the way that we will be sending information out to our service users- we will are now converting a large part of our communication electronically. If you would like to receive our newsletter and information through the internet please do not forget to update your email address with us if you have changed it or give us your email address if you have not already.


Partnership Board/Individual Budgets

Partnership Board/Individual Budgets

There is a new user friendly description of how to apply for a individual budget. If you would like a copy- please contact Chris at the office- 02084787579.

Training sessions will be run to help people using individual budgets. Below are details of the days that the sessions are run on:

‘AMP’ Ain’t Misbehavin Project

If you are a parent of a young person aged 5-13 years with a mild/moderate disability we are hosting a new project. We are running activity weeks during school holidays where we will support the young people to access community activities. The weeks are for 3 days, times vary but are mainly starting at 10am and finishing at 3 or 4pm at a cost of £30 for the 3 days. Our first week will be Golf activities at the Cranfield Golf Academy on Whalebone Lane. During this week you will get the chance to experience Moby Golf Adventure, Fun Golf Course, Foot golf as well as some instruction on the driving range. Other activities we will be running will be Drama Workshop at the Kenneth More Theatre, Football at Power league in Hainault, Sailing at the Fairlop Sailing Centre and Multi Sports venue to be confirmed. We are open to suggestions as to what other activities your young person would like to experience.
Please call the office to register your interest in the project or to book for the upcoming sessions.