Community Ideas Day – Have Your Say

Community Ideas Day – Have Your Say

by Real

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Bromley By Bow Centre

Saint Leonard's Street

Bromley By Bow


E3 3BT

United Kingdom

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Help us coproduce the solutions to reduce isolation

About this event

Community Voting Day – Have Your Say

What is it about?

At our last event, we spoke to people about their experiences of loneliness and how their disability contributes to this. Together we discussed the impact of isolations on the lives Disabled people in our community.

At this session we will focus on creating real-life solutions to combat isolation. For this you will be able to decide on your favourite ideas, which we will then fund and together bring to life.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to have your say! You will help us decide which ideas should become fully funded community projects.


Church Hall, Bromley By Bow Centre, St Leonards Street, London, E3 3BT.


On 8th August 2022 from 1 to 3pm

Who the event is for:

Disabled* people and their carers

How to book:

• Sign up here on Eventbrite.

• Email us at

• Call or text either 07305811946 or 020 7001 2184 to secure your place.


If you require support to participate in the event please let us know as soon as you can

by email, phone or text on


020 7001 2184

COVID- 19 Regulations for the event

We committed to ensuring that all attendees have a safe visit in light of increased Covid19 cases. We ask all attendees to adhere to the following regulations:

COVID-19 symptoms – we ask that you do not attend if you display any of the three main COVID-19 symptoms:

A new or persistent cough

A high temperature

Loss of taste and smell.

Face coverings – It is no longer mandatory to wear face coverings, although you can choose to wear them especially in busy communal areas..

Social distancing – Please maintain social distancing.

Keeping hands clean - There will be numerous hand sanitising stations, please use these regularly.

Below is some information about the different organisations delivering the project.


Real is the user-led organisation run by disabled people who live, work, volunteer or study in Tower Hamlets. 100% of the board and almost all the staff and volunteers are disabled. Real’s vision is of an equal and diverse society free from the barriers that stop disabled people from living their lives the way they want.

They have a huge range of experience delivering engagement and coproduction projects with and for Tower Hamlets Council and the CCG, including:

• Local Voices - THC’s previous engagement framework with disabled people, which they delivered for 8 years

• Communities Driving Change - coproducing public health solutions

• COMP-D. - selected by Public Health to coproduce solutions to better information on COVID 19 with disabled people and other organisations.

Real also has extensive experience working within and leading collaborative project with multiple partners, including Tower Hamlets specific and London wide projects.

On Our Radar

Radar is an award-winning specialist group of journalists, technologists, and development practitioners working with excluded and isolated communities to tackle voicelessness and surface insight from unheard groups worldwide. They have a decade of experience in community voice and co-production, and pioneer creative strategies for hearing from those overlooked by those with power and platforms.

ICM Foundation CIC

ICM aims to improve the life choices and opportunities for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities through a variety of ways. ICM is headed by Dawud and Aisha, its two directors, who collectively have over 40 years of experience of supporting young people and adults and their families and carers and in providing training, advice and guidance to professionals such as carers, support workers, teaching staff, community learning disability teams and managers working within the field.

Bromley by Bow Centre

The Bromley by Bow Centre combines an extensive neighbourhood hub (providing a range of services and community development activities), a community research project and a partner-led medical practice. Together, they create a cohesive, healthy, successful and vibrant community, using a holistic approach to tackling barriers to health, well-being, social interaction and mobility.

They have worked on the Communities Driving Change Programme in the North East Locality of Tower Hamlets, with estate level communities to determine what mattered to them and supported them to achieve those goals through capacity building, supported engagement with local partners and participatory budgets.

EastXchange Timebank, designed by the community to help each other share and learn new skills, build confidence and connect with each other.

*When we used the word Disabled we consider this anyone who has an impairment, illness, injury or long-term health condition and who may face barriers to being included in society, whether they self-identify as disabled or not.

This includes those with physical, cognitive and sensory impairments, people with learning disabilities; Deaf people, people with visual impairments, mental health system users, and survivors, and others.

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