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Real Weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

8 April 2021

Priority Covid-19 Information (8th April)   Local update: 82,196 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose in Tower Hamlets. Step 2 out of lockdown: This week the government confirmed England will see more restrictions lifted on the 12th April. This includes the opening of non-essential retail, indoor leisure facilities and libraries. Read more about what you can and can’t […]

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Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin 

1 April 2021

Priority Covid-19 Information (1st April)   Local update: 77,949 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose in Tower Hamlets. Shielding to end from 1st April: Clinically extremely vulnerable people in England have been told they no longer need to shield from Thursday 1st April. People on the shielded patient list are advised they can follow national […]

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Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

25 March 2021

Priority Covid-19 Information (25th March)   Local update – 69,364 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose in Tower Hamlets. Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective – Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective and give people the best protection against Covid-19. In Tower Hamlets, the AstraZeneca vaccine continues to be used. In response […]

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Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

22 March 2021

Priority Covid-19 Information (19th March)     Local update: 57,183 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose in Tower Hamlets. Tower Hamlets COVID 19 vaccination scheme for PAs: Tower Hamlets have decided that the recipients of direct payments can get vaccinated at the same time as their PAs. Real has been working closely with the […]

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Spring 2021 Newsletter

12 March 2021

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Low Traffic Neighbourhoods need more engagement with disabled people to improve accessibility

18 February 2021

Summary A new report, by Transport for All, shows disabled people have not been properly involved in designing Low Traffic Neighbourhoods. Far too often other people have chosen to speak on disabled people’s behalf and used disability access to support their side of the argument. Real is calling for meaningful and effective engagement with disabled […]

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Real’s Christmas closure and where you can get help

18 December 2020

Season’s Greetings to everyone, and let’s hope 2021 is an easier year for us all! Real will be closing for the Christmas period from 4pm on Thursday 24 December, reopening on Monday 4 January. Some staff will be taking annual leave and finishing earlier. Below you will find information on each of our key services […]

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Real gives evidence to Tower Hamlets Council on loneliness, disabled people and COVID 19

8 December 2020

Tonight, at the Tower Hamlets Council COVID 19 Local Engagement Board (part of the Health and Wellbeing Board), Real were asked to present information on loneliness as it affects disabled people in Tower Hamlets, and how things have changed as a result of COVID 19. Real’s CEO, Mike Smith, presented to the Mayor (John Biggs), […]

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Working towards Real rights, Real access and Real inclusion

3 December 2020

Our CEO, Mike Smith, has written an article for International Day of Disabled People. This year the theme is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID 19 World”. In the article Mike talks about: the impact of COVID 19, COVID 19 being the tip of the iceberg (of the problems disabled […]

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Statement on Real’s involvement with Liveable Streets

30 November 2020

Real has received enquiries about our involvement in the public consultations by Tower Hamlets Council in respect of their Liveable Streets initiative. It would appear that there is some misinformation on this in the public domain and we consider it important to set the record straight. This statement is to clarify the involvement that Real […]

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7 June 2019

EVENTS 11th June Tower Hamlets Social Care Consultation https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tower-hamlets-social-care-consultation-tickets-63068808504 12th June Disability Hate Crime Round Table https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/local-voices-disability-hate-crime-round-table-12-jun-2019-tickets-54061836408 Disability and Faith Hate Crime discussion (some fab speakers) 30th June Local Voices Outreach Stall at Summer Bandstand Pride Picnic Victoria Park https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/outreach-stall-summer-bandstand-pride-picnic-tickets-63113773997 LGBT Pride event – in partnership with Tower Hamlets LGBT Community Forum. 3rd July Local […]

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Feedback from our “Real opportunities for all” conference and AGM

2 May 2019

We had a great day on 10 April for our “Real opportunities for all” conference, which incorporated our AGM and our Spring Local Voices network gathering. We had around fifty people join us for the event, together with six partners who brought information stalls. It was good to welcome John Sharp onto the board of […]

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Real’s partners’ Christmas opening hours

19 November 2018

Real will be closed form 4pm on Monday 24th December 2018 until 10am on Wednesday 2nd January 2018. Our Local Link partners have different opening hours over this period. Please see them below:       Apasen Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day Open from 10am – 4pm on other weekdays […]

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Charging for social care – special update

19 November 2018

Everyone who was assessed to see if they were liable to contribute towards the cost of their social care will have received a letter telling them the outcome of their assessment. At Real, we have had lots of clients contact us to let us know that they have been told they need to pay more […]

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Discussion about Faith and Disability Hate Crime

4 June 2018

On Thursday 21st June 2018 Real is hosting it’s third Disability Hate Crime Round Table event at Jack Dash House. Guest speakers include: David Wilkins from Leicester University (talking about his research into Disability Hate Crime on public transport), Iman from Tell Mama and Jonny Newton from Community Security Trust.

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