Developing the Healthwatch Redbridge Community Network

We want to build greater links within our local area to ensure that we hear from all communities. Gathering this information will enable us to have a greater understanding of what is and is not working for different people. This can support the development of future project work or be shared with relevant stakeholders which can help improve local services.
Why a Community Network?
We would like the Healthwatch Redbridge Community Network to be a two way process. By sharing your members experiences of health and care services with us, you will be supporting our work, but we hope that in turn we will be able to support your members by signposting them (if appropriate) to relevant services. We hope that organisations sharing information can help support one another.
HWR Community Network Information Pack
HWR Community Network Application Form

Network members and events

Refugee and Migrant Forum for Essex and London (RAMFEL)
Immigration Advice, Destitution Support, Housing and Integration Advice, Foodbank, English Classes.

Redbridge Talking Therapies
NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapy Service (IAPT) – Mental Health service for people experiencing common mental issues aged 18+ and registered with a GP in Redbridge.

Talk for Health
Mental Health Support. Support groups & Skills learning.

NELFT - Expert Patients Programme (NHS Trust)
Runs self-management courses for people with long term conditions and unpaid carers that support people with long term condition.

NELFT - Patient Experience Team
Enabling service users to be involved in implementing change within NELFT

Whipps Cross Hospital – Community Forum
The Community Forum is a collection of local residents, Community Voluntary and Statutory organisations with a track record in engagement.

Mind in North East London’s Safe Connections Suicide Prevention
A collaboration of three branches of Mind covering seven boroughs in North East London, and the City.

Stronger Together Project
Stronger Together is a community project supporting people with mental illnesses or dementia and their carers through activities and in-person sessions.

One Place East
We are a user led organisation, representing Deaf people, those with disabilities, chronic illness, lived experience of mental health problems.

Sensory Specialists Ltd and RNID
Funded by LBR Local Authority to provide statutory sensory services for adults living in the borough. E.g. Deaf/deaf, hard of hearing, d/Deaf Blind, Visual impairment.

Ilford and District Diabetes UK Group
Diabetes Health and management

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
NHS Trust

Positive East
HIV & sexual health

Saint Francis Hospice
Hospice Support and care for people with life limiting illnesses

Ilford High Road Baptist Church
Support for Mental Health, socially isolated, refugees & asylum seekers 

Redbridge Faith Forum
Charity to promote community cohesion in Redbridge

Supports voluntary organisations in Redbridge

The Association of Redbridge African Caribbean Communities (TARACC)
African Caribbean community group with specific focus on Health and Wellbeing, Black History and Business/Enterprise Development for individuals from 16 years.

Black Woman Kindness Initiative
Wellbeing - Mental and emotional health. Workshops\information social events\discussion groups

Jewish Care
Social Care- Older people, people living with dementia, carers, end of life care, adults with physical disabilities, Holocaust Survivors

Living Streets
The UK charity for everyday walking

Redbridge Community Hubs Team (Redbridge Council)
Community engagement – projects and broad engagement with the wider community

Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering
A broad range of services on offer for older people

Ilford Shopmobility (service provided by Disability Redbridge - a local charity)
Supporting people with mobility problems to independently access the facilities of Ilford Town centre. (mainly elderly people but all ages, and carers benefit)


A Map of the Community Network members

Please note that due to Covid-19, members may not be currently meeting at the address pinned on this map.
Please click on the pins for further information and to view a Community Network member's website.

Some organisations are based outside of Redbridge or do not have an office, therefore do not feature on the map.