Local disability groups to merge

Jigsaw pieces
Friday, 8 September, 2017

The trustees and committee members of Redbridge Concern for Mental Health, Daffodil Advocacy and the Centre for Independent and Inclusive Living Redbridge (CiiL-R) are pleased to announce their intention to merge on 1st October 2017. The new organisation will be called One Place East.

This exciting development for Redbridge and East London will see the creation of a new charity supporting all service user groups, with the potential to expand and respond to needs in the current financial climate. Service users from all the organisations have been engaged and involved in the development process to create a name and vision for the merged organisation, and they will be at the heart of its governance.

One Place East will be an integrated single access point for information and direct services. The core functions of One Place East will be:

  • Information and advice
  • Voice and influence
  • Direct services
  • Peer support
  • Training
  • Promoting social inclusion and equality
  • Independent advocacy
  • Promoting good health and well-being

With reducing public services, the merger is a community led response that aims to be central to the support of all disability groups, those with mental health needs and long-term health conditions.

For more information please contact: Margaret or Sharon on 020 8925 2435

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