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One Place East

We aim to:

  • Promote equality and inclusion for disabled people and people with lived experience of mental health problems
  • Develop high-quality, culturally appropriate, accessible services for disabled people and people with lived experience of mental health problems
  • Work in partnership to influence policy and to promote best practice
  • Challenge the stigma and discrimination that disabled people and people experiencing and recovering from mental health problems encounter in their everyday life
  • Develop a strong and influential collective voice.

Acivities include:

  • Autism Alert Scheme
  • Befriending Services
  • Dementia Befriending Services
  • Mental Health Recovery Programme – includes, peer support sessions, mindfulness sessions, therapeutic sessions, trauma recovery, creative writing
  • Hate crime referral centre
  • Creative courses
  • Advocacy
  • User led – self advocacy groups
  • User led – Learning Disability and hate crime awareness for staff and pupils in schools in Redbridge


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Dementia Befriending Service:

Dementia can be tremendously isolating for the person who has the illness. Our dementia befriending service can help. We can offer 1:1 support to help ensure the person can continue to pursue activities they enjoy and have company to help reduce feelings of isolation and stress. This can provide support for carers as well.

Volunteering Roles:

We are currently looking to recruit volunteers for our befriending service. The role of the volunteer is to offer 1-1 support to reduce the isolation of people with dementia. Experience is not essential as we will provide training. We ask for a minimum of 6 months commitment for approximately 3 hours per week.

For further details please contact:

Project Manager: Jan Mitchell

Jan.Mitchell@oneplaceeast.org.uk    Telephone Number: 020 8925 2435

CreateAbles - Do you have a skill you want to share?

  • OPE wants to support the creation of a network that brings people together to craft, make art, generate creative media, literature or poetry for enjoyment and wellbeing, to teach and to learn skills.
  • We will provide the space and support to get involved in creative things to do and see.
  • We will provide courses in training and group facilitation skills for those interested in leading sessions and running workshops.

For further details please contact:


Recovery Programme:  

We currently are running our Mental Health Recovery Programme. The Recovery Programme will include the following support groups.

  • Peer dialogue crisis support groups – Every Mondays at 6pm – 8pm via zoom – Every Wednesday at 7pm – 9pm in office – Every Fridays at 5pm – 7pm via zoom  
  • 18-25’s Psychotherapy Group – Click here for dates – Every Mondays at 11am – 1pm via zoom  
  • Community Psychotherapy Group – Click here for dates – Every Wednesdays at 3pm – 4.30pm via zoom  
  • Calming the mind and body sessions – Click here for dates – Fortnightly on Saturdays at 3pm – 5pm via zoom  
  • Recovery from trauma course – Click here for dates – Every Wednesdays at 11am – 2pm in office  
  • Telling your story through creative writing – Click here for dates – Fortnightly on Saturdays at 3.30pm –  7pm via zoom

For further details please contact:


Telephone Numbers: 020 8925 2435 | 07944 119 899

One Place Voice:

These are accessible sessions please see flyers for details of upcoming meetings. These will include information about community hubs and a session about voting in the upcoming local elections.

For more information or to book your place call Carol on

020 8925 2435 / 078 1420 5741


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Download event flyers

Volunteer Recruitment flyer
Dementia Befriending leaflet
The CreateAbles flyer