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Real’s Christmas closure and where you can get help

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 […]

Working towards Real rights, Real access and Real inclusion

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 […]

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

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 […]

Come along to our Volunteering Open Day on Friday 11 March

Come along and find out how you can help and support your Local Community When:  Friday, 11th March 2016, 10:30 – 15:15 Where:  The Council Chamber, Jack Dash House, 2 Lawn House Close, London, E14 9YQ For more information on this event click on the flyer included in the link below. And click here for […]

Real hosts the House of Lords for a review of the Equality Act

PRESS RELEASE: LORDS COMMITTEE VISIT DISABILITY SUPPORT ORGANISATION TO DISCUSS EQUALITY LEGISLATION -Committee on the Equality Act 2010 hears from disabled people at Real, in Tower Hamlets- A House of Lords committee has met with disability support organisation Real, as part of its investigation into how well the Equality Act 2010 is working for disabled […]

Press release: Disabled people in Tower Hamlets appeal to the Mayor – 5 September 2014

There is light at the end of the tunnel for disabled people in Tower Hamlets following an unprecedented decision with cross-party support at an important meeting of councillors. All eyes are now looking to the Mayor of Tower Hamlets to overturn an earlier decision, given that it appears he was not given full and complete […]

Press release – Disabled people descend on Tower Hamlets Council

400 people have signed a petition calling on Tower Hamlets Council to rethink their decision to take a key contract providing support services for disabled and older people away from a respected local user-led organisation and instead give it to a national organisation. And today (2 September 2014, 18:00 – 19:15) over 20 of them […]

Details for Tuesday’s lobby, and tell us you’re coming please!

The purpose of the Lobby tomorrow is to make sure that both the councillors and the Mayor know how much people care about this and that they are being watched. The more people we get there, the more difference we will make. This really is about helping save this service for local disabled and older […]

Help organise our lobby of the Council

We are going to be holding a lobby outside of Tower Hamlets Town Hall, Mulberry Place, Tuesday 2 September. This is just before the Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting that will be considering this issue. If you live locally, do come along. To ensure this campaign is led by the people we support, we’re going to have a […]

Real launches our “Keep it local” campaign

Real has now launched our campaign to ensure support services for local disabled and older people continue to be delivered by a local organisation, and preferably by A local user-led organisation of disabled people. We’ve been doing it for over eight years now, and have great feedback from you, our clients. We don’t think it’s […]

Making it easier for you to tell us when we get it right and when we get it wrong

Real is committed to giving you the best possible service. It is only by listening to your views that we can find out what we are doing well and what we need to improve. Find out how to tell us what you think.

Local Link: ready to help you

Local Link is the collaboration between Real and eight other local organisations, giving you the information, advice and support you need as a disabled or older person

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