Health & Social Care

We have successfully campaigned to save King George A&E. Redbridge Labour helped lead a campaign to save King George Hospital A&E from closure, working closely with our local MPs, Unions and community groups to advocate for patients and staff.

 

We are tackling period poverty. Targeting girls from low income families to receive help in schools.

 

We have attained UNICEF accreditation as a “baby-friendly” borough and have achieved a 100% Good or Outstanding rating on early years provision.

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Under my leadership Redbridge Council has been named the best local authority in England for providing ‘joined up care’ in October 2018.

 

Redbridge has been ranked the best Council in the country for Adult Social Care by iMPower, despite being one of the lowest funded boroughs.

 

I have led a team investing in 32 new public access defibrillators and we are actively pushing the scheme to spread London-wide.

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Find out how we have been working with local charities to support rough sleepers during these challenging times. ... See MoreSee Less

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Local charities like Project Malachi - a pop up hostel & workshop for Ilford are doing great work with us to support rough sleepers.

Unfortunately, organised crime groups are working across London to exploit the real issue of rough sleeping by conning people out of their money.

We are taking action on aggressive begging locally. Please donate your money to local homelessness charities instead of giving to these organised crime groups.
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I’m really pleased to be able to share some exciting news on Seven Kings Park.

Our Council has partnered with Trees for Cities to plant a brand new biodiverse woodland just to the north of Seven Kings Park. The new woodland will include Alder, Hornbeam, Walnut and Oak trees and we will begin planting next week to coincide with National Tree Week.

As the trees grow they will not only create a beautiful woodland for local people to enjoy, but they will also help clean the air and create a natural environment to support habitats and food for urban wildlife, like hedgehogs and bats.

Trees for Cities is the only charity of its kind working nationally and internationally to plant trees in cities to improve lives and cultivate lasting change in neighbourhoods.

The charity has been working with Redbridge Council for several years forming a partnership that has led to a number of successful environmental initiatives including new woodlands and orchards in Goodmayes, Hainault, Woodford and Roding Valley, and new trees for South Park, Loxford Park and Barley Lane.

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