Current Projects

Please find a list of our current projects below.

 

THEN and NOW

Our new ‘THEN and NOW’ Inclusive Employment Project launched last year. The project comprises two groups who work together to improve inclusion in employment across the borough: Network of Workers (NOW) and Tower Hamlets Employers Network (THEN).

Network of Workers: The Network of Workers is made up of currently employed disabled people and aspiring disabled employees. NOW is your chance to make your voice heard and influence employers. Together, we will work to change their employment practices to improve the level of accessibility at work or to improve your chances of gaining employment.

Tower Hamlets Employers Network: A business-to-business support network of local employers. Our project empowers organisations to confidently recruit, employ and retain disabled staff with the minimum of cost, time or fuss. The topic of our next THEN training is Attracting Disabled Candidates, as decided by our NOW group. The workshop will be delivered by Jane Hatton, the director of Evenbreak, one of our project partners.

Call: 07305 845359

Email: ThenandNow@real.org.uk

 

Taking Control of Your life

Meet Real’s Taking Control of Your Life (TCOYL) project. This project empowers disabled people to have more choice and control in their lives. The project has two parts:This includes both an offer of 1:1 work and being part of a co-production group. 

Email: TCOYL@real.org.uk

Call: 07458 304616

 

Health Messaging for All

Do you feel unclear on how to protect yourself and those you love from Covid-19? There is so much information out there about Covid-19 and what you need to do keep yourself safe. It can sometimes be overwhelming, confusing and difficult to understand. Real is running a project with public health to make sure information is accessible to you and different groups of disabled people. Below are some of the ways you can get involved.

Email: Hannah.west@real.org.uk

Phone: 020 7001 2170

 

Disability Hate Crime advocacy

Real is part of the Communities Against Hate (CATCH) partnership in London. CATCH is a group of charities working to end hate crime. We’re here to give specialist advice and help to people targeted with violence, abuse or harassment because of their race, religion, disability, sexuality or gender identity. CATCH is open to anyone experiencing hate in London.

Email real.advocacy@real.org.uk

Phone: 020 7001 2177

Or you can refer yourself through the CATCH website here: https://www.catch-hatecrime.org.uk/

 

Information, Advice Advocacy

Real’s Advocacy Service is a free, independent and confidential service, which offers one-to-one and group support for disabled people living and working in Tower Hamlets. It is part of the Tower Hamlets Connect Service. We can help you with a wide range of problems, including trouble with housing, benefits, transport, social care, getting a job, using the NHS and dealing with solicitors or the police.

The Tower Hamlets Connect advice line will be set up soon, until then please use Real’s contact details below.

Tel: 0300 303 6070

Email: enquiry@towerhamletsconnect.org

Portal: www.towerhamletsconnect.org

To contact Real directly use the details below

Email: real.advocacy@real.org.uk.

Phone: 020 7001 2177

 

Things to look out for: 

  • Social care charging: Watch this space for an exciting space for a new project on challenging unfair social charging 
  • Social space: We are aware of the space that Local Voices has left for people to come together as part of Real. We’re exploring the possibility of starting a new space for members to come together.
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