Redbridge Welfare Association is a community based voluntary community organisation working for the residents of LB of Redbridge irrespective of their race, colour and religions. Its aims to provide social stimulation, interaction, general information and advice to users – meeting their linguistic, social, emotional and practical needs with particular regard to those who are disadvantaged in the community. .
The RWA’s present activities include supplementary and mother tongue education classes, elderly and pensioners club, advice and information sessions on issues effecting community lives, meetings, seminars and organise out door and indoor sports activities for the old and young alike in the community.
Since inception the RWA is actively supporting the communities and so far managed to organise the above mentioned activities including the following awareness and protest gathering in support of the local communities i.e. anti crime and anti social behaviour campaign in Ilford lane, campaign against recent acid attacks in London. We have organised meeting involving community members, professionals and local business in order to raise awareness among the community members and how it can be prevented .
RWA is actively involved with other third sector organisation in the area and has had participated joint training program on safe guarding issues, discussion on community cohesion, substance misuse, crime, domestic violence, and seminar on issues such as prevention of radicalisation and so on so forth.
Our plan to continue the above activities and explore many good causes and organise activities designed to raise awareness among the community members as well as to the relevant authorities any member of the community with information, advice and support from education to employment and health. Our skills and understanding particularly will enable us to tailor our services to meet the needs of our growing ethnic minority community in Redbridge.