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.

Hate Crime Survey

The Metropolitan Police are running a survey on Disability Hate Crime.  Disability Hate crime is when someone bullies or hurts someone else because they have a disability.

The Survey is to find out people’s experiences of disability hate crime in London.

It will help the police make sure people know about disability hate crime and what they can do about it.

If you have a Disability and would like to do the Disability Hate Crime survey then we can help you at our office.  We can also help you to make a report if you have been the victim of a hate crime.

As part of this survey the Met Police are holding some sessions at New Scotland Yard for service users if you would like to attend please contact Olivia at the Redbridge Forum Office on 020 8478 7571.

Redbridge Learning Disability Partnership Board – Work Plan 2016

Redbridge Forum continue to attend the Learning Disability Partnership Board to speak up for our members, below is the work plan for the coming year:

Tuesday 8th March 2016 Health
Tuesday 7th June 2016 A place to Live
Tuesday 6th September 2016 Growing Up and Moving On (transition)
Tuesday 6th December 2016 Day Opportunities and Employment

If you would like to give your input in any of the above work plans or would like feedback on what happened at the board do not hesitate to contact Chris on 020 8478 7574 or chris@redbridgeforum.co.uk .