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.

Assist – Skills Sharing Session

Soap Making
On Thursday 13th October we will be holding a skills sharing session at our office in Ilford Lane.
10.30am to 1.00pm, Light lunch will be provided and there is no cost.
The session will show you how to make your own soap from scratch. Choosing colours, designs and fragrance. You may even wish to make some as a present for Christmas!
Contact or call our office on 020 8478 7571 to book.

Anxiety and Stress management Training

As a part of our ‘Assist’ project, Redbridge Forum is organising a course on ‘Anxiety and Stress management’.

This course is suitable for carers who would like to learn how to manage stress levels. It is ideal for anyone that wants to learn some simple coping mechanisms that help you feel positive more of the time. This can have a beneficial effect on your mental wellbeing.

Date: 14th and 15th September 2016
Time: 10.00-1.30pm
Cost: £2.50
Venue: Redbridge Forum, 98—100 Ilford Lane, Ilford IG1 2LD

Light lunch will be provided.
If you are interested in attending this course, please call Redbridge Forum at 020 8478 7571 or e-mail

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.

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.

Reminder – This is IT Project

Please don’t forget our newly-run ‘This is IT’ Project.

If you would like to visit us at the office, we can help you to get online, set up an email account, search for information online, make an appointment with your GP, and apply for your Blue Badge or Freedom Pass online.  If you would just like a refresher on using the internet, your computer or a tablet or smart phone we can offer that too.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment with Nandhini on 020 8478 7571.