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Engagement hub opens in Redbridge in heart of Ilford Lane

Redbridge Council opens Engagement Hub in Ilford Lane

An Engagement Hub has opened up in Redbridge in the heart of Ilford Lane.

Redbridge Council opened up the new Ilford Engagement Hub in Jubilee Gardens to provide struggling residents with a range of council services, including cost-of-living support and advice.

It’s part of the Council’s approach to decentralising local government, providing vital services right in the centre of deprived communities. The area has been plagued by antisocial behaviour in recent years.

People can access Anti-Poverty team sessions, Redbridge Parents and Families Information, Support Services for children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities (SEND) and Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhoods teams.

The Ilford Engagement Hub will be joined by Engagement Hubs in Hainault and Chadwell, which the Council says “will bring vital council services directly into three of the most deprived areas of Redbridge.”

The Leader of Redbridge Council, Cllr Jas Athwal, said: “Local people are struggling with the rising cost of living and so, despite government budget cuts, councils are having to step up and provide more support than ever.

“We’re innovating to deliver more with less government funding; by decentralising our services, we can bring our neighbours the support they need – right on their own doorstep.

“Our new Engagement Hubs are about providing council services right in the heart of our communities where people need them most. Ilford Lane is a vibrant and buzzing community, providing the perfect location for this new Hub.”

The Hub will be open at least 40 hours a week, mainly during the working week. However, it will also be open during some evenings and weekends to accommodate the shift patterns of the Metropolitan Police and Safer Neighbourhood teams.

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