Transition Talks

We would like to invite you to the next Transition carers meeting, where we will be having a presentation made by Outward. Outward offer short term respite locally in Ilford along with more permanent housing options along with other services. Come along to hear more.

Wednesday 27th January, 7pm via Zoom.

Email Chris for the link

Redbridge Forum Annual General Meeting 2019/20

We invite all members to our AGM to be held via zoom.

Thursday 11th February at 7pm.

Please contact Shipa Patel for the invite link.

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

Sadly, we will not be able to have our usual meeting with lovely refreshments and friendly chat.  But as part of our AGM we have put our annual report into a video format.  So hopefully that will be fun to watch.  After the business we will also show another of the films we have made this year of how people found the lock-down experience (the first one).  Join us to see if you made it into one of the videos.

Public Health Meeting

Redbridge are holding a meeting to answer your questions on the COVID Vaccines. If you want to hear more or join the meeting get in touch and we will send you the link.

Meeting will be held virtually at 1pm on Wednesday 20th January.

Contact Olivia at

IT help

If you are struggling with your IT, would like to join a zoom call or get your emails on your mobile device then we are offering one to one sessions to help. Where possible we will do this via a telephone or video call.


Mothers IT Champions

We have been offered some training for mothers on understanding IT and the internet. With the view to keeping your child or young person safe online. Things like Tik Tok, and Minecraft will be explained. Is your young person using social media that you do not understand and would like to know more about? Then this is the session for you.

Contact to register you interest and let us know if you prefer a daytime or evening session.

Seven Kings Hub – Co design process.

As some of you may know there is a new hub being built in the Seven Kings area. The council would like to do this with people and groups that will use the service. If you fall in the catchment area of the Seven Kings hub and would like to be part of the co-design process representing Redbridge Forum and our client group then please get in touch and I will share more information about what it will involve and the times and dates that the meetings are taking place.

Contact for more information

Transition Meeting

Join our Transition Zoom meeting this Tuesday evening for a talk by Uniting Friends telling us about the services they offer. You will have time to ask questions after the talk.

Our transition group meet monthly to talk about moving on to Adult services after school or college. If your young person is 16+ feel free to join our group.

Contact or call on 020 8478 7571 and leave a message.

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. 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 or phone 020 8478 7571 to let us know if you are able to attend.

Calling all Disabled London Transport users: We need Access Guides!

Calling all Disabled London Transport users: We need Access Guides!!

Transport for All have linked up with Inclusion London to deliver Disability Equality Training to Transport for London (TfL) staff. A key part of this training is an Access Trip: staff go with a Disabled passenger as they travel route on the London bus and tube network. It’s an amazing way to show LU staff the issues and barriers we face every day on the transport system.

We call these Access Trips, and the people who run them are Access Guides. TfL love the Access Trips so much, they want more staff to do them! Sharing your journeys really makes a big difference. So we are looking for more Access Guides from across different impairment groups…could this be YOU?

The role of an Access Guide
As part of Disability Equality Training:
• To take staff on trips on the London bus and tube network
• To show access features that support you to access the transport network
• To show the practical problems you have getting around and ways to overcome/remove these
• To talk about the impact your experiences have on you, both positive and negative

Dates and times
The sessions will begin w/c 18 February 2019 and run until the end of June 2019. Access Trips last 2 hours (10am-12 noon). We will be running up to 6 sessions per week.

There will be a gratuity of £50 offered for each Access Trip you lead. This could be given as a Bank Transfer, in Cash or Vouchers depending on your preference.

Contact us if you are interested!
If you are interested in becoming one of our Access Guides (training will be given!!), please get in touch with Jacky Wood at for more information, or call/text 07904 101 342.