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Community comes together at health and social care Advice Day

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Rahena and Jobeda, two of the three sisters.

Press Release – For immediate Release

Community comes together at health and social care Advice Day

Three Sisters Care hosted the first in a series of health, wellbeing and social care Advice and Information Days at the Brady Centre on 21st February 2013.  It was attended by interested residents as well as by groups from local day care centres and community groups.

Nicki from the Antill Road Centre who works with people with severe disabilities said, “It’s a really wide range of services on offer for our residents in Tower Hamlets and good to see everyone in one place. We will have to read all the information later as there was just too much.”

Councillor Lesley Pavitt was also impressed. “I’m glad to see so many local providers. In this day and age with national and international providers taking over health and social care sectors, it’s heartening to see so much local commitment to improving lives in our community.”

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Jobeda in deep discussion about social care with Cllr Lesley Pavitt

This was the first in a series that Three Sisters Care are planning and all the nine providers present were keen to continue this as a regular hub where local residents can be sure to find what they are looking for. One unintended result was the recruitment of a number of organisations to newly formed East London Social Care Network.

Jobeda Ali, CEO of Three Sisters Care and the founder of the Network said, “A local Network that brings together local providers to share knowledge and best practice is a key step to increasing quality and choice for health and social care service users in Tower Hamlets.”

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Dave from Toynbee Hall presents to Bromley by Bow Health Centre’s Over 50s Women’s Group.

Following the success of this event, various organisations such as the Idea Store, Real (formerly the Disability Coalition) and Circle Housing have all offered venues around the borough. The community organisations felt that holding Advice and Information Days in partnership at different venues across Tower Hamlets would enable more people to connect with community solutions to health and social care services and ultimately would enhance our residents’ and our community’s health and wellbeing.

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This entry was posted on February 22, 2013 by in Collaboration, Community, Partnerships, Public Health, Urban development.
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