Assist – Skills Sharing Session

Teacup Dipping
Come along and learn how to decorate plain or boring cups. Using this cup dipping skill you will turn your old cups to uniquely designed crockery to impress your friends. For more information give Nandhini a call on 020 8478 7571 or email her
This session will take place in our office in Ilford Lane, on a Monday evening, 17th October 7pm to 8.30pm. We will have nice tea and cakes and there will be no charge.

Auditions for The Broadway Theatre, Barking


This year’s panto at the Broadway will be Aladdin and we are on the lookout for talented young stars to shine alongside the professional cast members. So if you know someone aged 9 or over who can sing, dance and has that extra sparkle, make sure they don’t miss out on the auditions coming up here at the Broadway on Friday 8 July. Auditions run from 5-8pm.

Full details and an Audition Pack can be found on the Broadway website here.

Auditions for Aladdin

Adult Acting Classes

Experience the joy of self-expression with our new Adult Drama Group at the Broadway. This drama group is ideal if you want to boost your confidence, self-knowledge and presentation skills in a creative way. People with all levels of experience are very welcome, including complete novices!

When: Every Friday
Where: the Broadway
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Price: FREE

Call the Broadway 020 8507 5607 to book your free place today and make 2016 the year you share your talent. We’re open for telephone callers 10am-5pm, Mon-Sat.

This project is funded by Awards for All, National Lottery Fund

Paediatric First Aid Course by Redbridge Forum

The course will run from our office in Ilford Lane on Tuesday 12th And Wednesday
13th April from 10.30-1.30 each day.

If you are a parent carer of a child with a disability and wish to attend and have already booked please forward your £10 payment to the office by Monday 29th March. This is a very expensive course for us to run and we need to ensure that all people booked do come on both days. Payment can be made in the usual way, by BACS or in person bearing in mind that we do not open on Fridays.

Once you are booked I will remind you a little nearer the time.

We may be looking to run more training course in the future. If you have a particular request then let us know.


Redbridge Faith Forum are running a HEALTH & WELL-BEING WORKSHOP
Tuesday 3 November 2015 1.30-3.30 pm
The Vine Church, Riches Road, Ilford IG1 1JH
All (men and women) are warmly welcome to join us for this afternoon Workshop which aims to give us an increased understanding of wellbeing and awareness of the issues surrounding mental health with contributions from those who have lived experience of mental health.
An opportunity to consider the following questions:-
? How can we care for ourselves & support others to maintain wellbeing?
? How can we stop the stigma of mental illness?
? How can we teach our children and young people resilience to cope in today’s competitive environment?
For more information, and to book your FREE place contact:
Karen/Saira on 020 8708 2478/ or email:

New School for Autism

The National Autistic Society are opening a new autism-specialist school in Chigwell.
If you are the parent or carer of a child or young person with autism, please tell us exactly what they are like, how their autism affects them and what they might need from our school.
We have made a short survey for you to fill in, and we’ll be running an open discussion group where you can talk to us and other local families about your hopes for the school.

Please copy the link into your address bar to complete the survey.

Or if you would like further information visit the Chigwell school web page.

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Free Training – Employing your own Personal Assistant Made Easy

The aim of this training course is to take the mystery out of Personal Assistant (PA) recruitment and show that any family or individual with a personal budget could do so. The training course will include:


•      The benefits of employing a personal assistant

•      Recruiting a personal assistant

•      Things you must know and do before your personal assistant starts

•      Managing your personal assistant
•      How to sort out problems

Who can attend?

This course is open to anyone with a personal budget, especially families or individuals, and to people who pay for their Personal Assistant (often called carers) themselves. It is a one-day course and will start at 10.30am and finish at 3.30pm (lunch is included).

Lunch included. Plus travel expenses paid


Date: Tuesday 17 February, 2015

It is a one-day course and will start at 11am and finish at 3.30pm.

 You can book a place by phone or email:

  • ·       telephone               020 8925 2435              
  • ·       email    

Alternatively fill in the completed form and return it to Kainat at RDC, 98-100 Ilford Lane IG1 2LD


York Room

Redbridge Central Library (formerly Ilford Central library)

Clements Road

Ilford, Essex

Buses – are all within a short walking distance –

Buses: 25, 86, 123, 128, 145, 147, 150, 167, 169, 179, 296, 364, 366, 396, 396, 462, W19