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Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

Priority Covid-19 Information (11th June) Key point Local update in Tower Hamlets: 133,935 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose. 63,847 residents ​have had their second dose administered. Covid-19 cases increase in Borough: The number of new people testing positive for Covid-19 in Tower Hamlets has more than doubled than the previous week. The Delta […]

Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

Priority Covid-19 Information (3rd June) Key points   Local update in Tower Hamlets: 124,278 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose. 55,259 residents ​have had their second dose administered.   Walk-in Covid-19 vaccine clinic – Friday 4th June: Tower Hamlets Council has organised a walk-in vaccine clinic tomorrow Friday 4th June. You can attend the […]

Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

Priority Covid-19 Information (28th May) Key points   Surge testing continues until this Sunday: Following the discovery of a small number of the South African, Brazilian and Indian variants in the Borough, the Council are asking everyone over the age of 11 who lives, works or learns in Tower Hamlets to take a free PCR Covid-19 test. There is a […]

Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

Priority Covid-19 Information (21st May)   Surge testing extended to everyone in Tower Hamlets: Following the discovery of a small number of the South African & Brazilian in the Borough, the Council are asking everyone over the age of 11 who lives, works or learns in Tower Hamlets to take a free PCR Covid-19 test. Please get tested even if: you’ve had […]

Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

Priority Covid-19 Information (14th May) Surge testing continues in the Borough: Tower Hamlets Council has done a great job responding quickly to the confirmed cases of the South African and Brazilian variant that were found in the Borough a couple of weeks ago. These variants were identified in the area around E1 4 and E1 3 […]

Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

Priority Covid-19 Information (5th May) Surge testing in the Borough: Over the weekend there were a small number of confirmed cases of the South African and Brazilian variants in Tower Hamlets. The Council have been really quick to respond and are carrying out surge testing in the Borough. These variants have been identified in the area […]

Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

Priority Covid-19 Information (29th April) Local update: In Tower Hamlets: 91,968 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose 24,616 residents ​have had their second dose administered. Covid Vaccine Video for D/deaf people: deafPLUS has been working with other deaf charities to produce a video to help save lives by encouraging Covid 19 vaccine take-up amongst ethnic minorities […]

Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

Priority Covid-19 Information (22nd April)   Local update: In Tower Hamlets, 87,788 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose, and 21,253 residents have had their second dose administered. Walk-in Clinic at the Arts Pavillion this Saturday: The GP Care Group is holding a walk-in clinic this Saturday 24th April between 8.30am and 3.30pm at the […]

deafPLUS Webinar 29th April – Roadmap of Lockdown

Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin 

Priority Covid-19 Information (15th April)   Key points Local update: In Tower Hamlets, 84,569 residents have now been vaccinated with their first dose, and 17,703 residents have had their second dose administered. Book of remembrance: Tower Hamlets Council are launching a book of remembrance to celebrate the lives of family, friends, colleagues lost in the pandemic. If you […]

Real Weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

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 […]

Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin 

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 […]

Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

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 […]

Real weekly Covid-19 Bulletin

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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), […]

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 […]

Statement on Real’s involvement with Liveable Streets

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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