February Half Term

Spaces are available for our February activities.

Tuesday 19th February, Animal Encounters in the York Room of Ilford Central Library in Clements Road, 11.30am – 1pm. A variety of animals and birds for you to stroke or hold. Lots of information and advice if you are thinking of getting a pet.

Wednesday 20th February, Pony Riding Special! A three part activity including pony riding, grooming and a talk on care of the ponies. Lunch will be provided and there is a small charge of £3 per rider. (riders must weigh less than 12 stone and be over 5 years of age.

Thursday 21st February, Honey Bee session, 12.30-1.30pm at the Redbridge Forum Office. We will be looking into a simulated hive (no live bees) and learning all about how the bees make their honey and wax. There are lots of activities including making your own mini hive and making candles. There will be lots for you to take home and as always with our Busy Bees session prizes to win!

Book early to avoid disappointment! If you have not received the full advertising give us a call at the office or email and we will give you any further information you need.
Redbridgeforum@hotmail.co.uk or 020 8478 7571

AGM reminder

We invite you to our 2017/18 Annual General Meeting.

When; Tuesday 19th February 2019
Time; 10.30am
Where; Gloucester Room, Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road.

We hope you will join us. There will be 20 minutes of AGM business.

Followed by the launch of our new Heritage Lottery Project ‘Our Story’, animal therapies and light refreshments.

We hope you will be able to join us on 19th February. Perhaps you would send us an email Chris@redbridgeforum.co.uk or phone 020 8478 7571 to let us know if you are able to attend.

What’s Coming Up?

You should have all received your invites to our AGM, this Wednesday at our office in Ilford Lane, Please enter by the rear entrance in Fern Way. We will start promptly at 7pm and look to have the business finished by 7.15. Then as normal there will be time for refreshments and chat. If you are a new member this is a good opportunity to meet the team and find out what we have to offer.

Thursday 15th March, 10am. Come and join our Allotment group for our first planting session of the year, we have our potatoes and just need to get them in the ground. The allotment site is at Thornton Road or if you would prefer to meet us at the office just give us a call and we will organise that.

Tuesday 20th March, Is the Learning Disability Partnership Board meeting where the agenda will include a report from the Day Opportunities consultation and the next steps and also a report from the Charging consultation and the next steps. If you have any burning issues you think need to be raised on these issues please do not hesitate to contact Chris before the 20th.

Thursday 22nd March, 7pm. Our parents support group are meeting at the Pie Factory, contact the office and let Tahira know if you would like to go along.

Wednesday 28th March 10am. Meet at the Forum Office to learn/practice your crochet skills with other parent carers. We have spare hooks and yarn if you are a newbie to crochet. It is a small friendly group.

Then its the school holidays but that’s a whole new post. Booking has started but there are still some places left so contact us if you have not already.

Fun for All


You should by now have all of the advertising for the Summer holidays.
Preference forms for trips should be back with the office by no later than Wednesday 28th June.
Booking day for local activities is Monday 3rd July.

Lots of exciting things to see and do, make sure you book in good time.

Community Equipment Service – Service User Survey

Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Groups (BHR CCGs) are currently reviewing the Community Equipment Service and want feedback from service users/carers about their experience of the existing service and where improvements can be made. Community equipment may have been ordered for you by an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or other healthcare professional (e.g. pressure relieving mattresses, ventilators, postural support chairs). Please complete this survey if you have accessed Community Equipment in the last two years. The survey is completely anonymous and will only be used to inform the ongoing improvements to the service.


Wheelchair Service – Service User Survey

The wheelchair service aims to meet the needs of service users with restricted mobility, through timely, high quality, specialist assessment of needs and the prescribing and provision of appropriate wheelchairs, seating systems and associated equipment, including any necessary repair and routine maintenance. Please complete this survey if you have been assessed by the Community Wheelchair Service in the last 2 years.
Please follow the link below to complete the survey.