Pet Scam

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Criminals are continuing to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to commit fraud, as animal lovers looking for pets in lockdown defrauded of nearly £300,000 in two months: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/animal-lovers-looking-for-pets-in-lockdown-defrauded-of-nearly-300000-in-two-months #Coronavirusfrauds

Latest Information on Protecting those at High RiskFrom Coronavirus

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UPDATE TO: IS COUNCIL CUTTING FUNDS TO VITAL DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICE?

Official reply to this article:

I received this e-mail in response to this article on Friday 6th March 2020:

A spokesperson for Tower Hamlets Council said:

“The Local Voices Project is a time-limited project, which is coming to an end on 31 March 2020. The project was initially funded for two years and was subsequently extended for a third year.

“The council continues to engage with Real and other local disability led organisations and groups to support them with enabling the voices of our disabled residents to be heard in the design and delivery of local services.”

Kind regards,

Rosie (Comms Team)

Communications Officer

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Town Hall, Mulberry Place

T: 020 7364 4128

So I was right. The specialised services and advice provided by Local Voices are being withdrawn. Instead they will have to raise the funds elsewhere, or try to find the solutions to problems with regards thier disability will once again be spread over ‘a range of other services’, so they will have to hunt them down themselves as there have  not been any circulars to the Real and Local Voices service users giving them any idea where they can now turn to receive these services and advice.

We already know how incompetent the current home support services in Tower Hamlets are, and here they are placing a further burden on their already over-stretched budgets and staffing.

The only people to suffer from this situation are the most vulnerable in our community, the disabled.

The only people to gain from this situation are Tower Hamlets Council.

 

 

IS TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL REALLY REMOVING FUNDING TO ‘LOCAL VOICES’ AND ‘REAL’?

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REAL and Local Voices are run out of Jack Dash House on the Isle Of Dogs in East London. They are the only bodies in Tower Hamlets who campaign specifically for the needs of the disabled in the borough.

These two organizations have been working for years building the trust of local disabled people, to whom they supply a Local Voices Newsletter regularly in many formats to the hundreds of disabled local people who need help and support more than any other.

The  project is currently focusing on the following areas:

  • Accessible Transport
  • Community Safety
  • Housing
  • Social inclusion – including digital and sports inclusion.
  • Computer Access and training
  • Advocacy
  • Local Events
  • Many other projects

Both of these organisations are run on a not-for-profit basis, and so funding them is a necessity to the disabled throughout the borough, but there is a fear that funding which is currently from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets,  may be stopped leaving both organisations scratching for funding and having to fight to continue to exist.

I am asking Tower Hamlets Council if these rumors are accurate or not.

I welcome their answer.

I will place a reply box below this article for their reply.

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IS TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL REALLY REMOVING FUNDING TO ‘LOCAL VOICES’ AND ‘REAL’

Local Voices logo 1

REAL and Local Voices are run out of Jack Dash House on the Isle Of Dogs in East London. They are the only bodies in Tower Hamlets who campaign specifically for the needs of the disabled in the borough.

These two organizations have been working for years building the trust of local disabled people, to whom they supply a Local Voices Newsletter regularly in many formats to the hundreds of disabled local people who need help and support more than any other.

The  project is currently focusing on the following areas:

  • Accessible Transport
  • Community Safety
  • Housing
  • Social inclusion – including digital and sports inclusion.
  • Computer Access and training
  • Advocacy
  • Local Events
  • Many other projects

Both of these organisations are run on a not-for-profit basis, and so funding them is a necessity to the disabled throughout the borough, but there…

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JUST WHO DECIDES WHAT YOU EAT AND DRINK AND HOW MUCH YOU PAY FOR IT?

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DO YOU THINK YOU DO?

I bet you think you make the decisions over what you and your family eat and drink. I hope this article will make you think twice.

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My first question is – where do you do your main shopping? The answer is usually the same. It’s one or other of the main supermarkets, whether it’s on-line or in their stores.

So if you think about it, you could only purchase items they have on their shelves (or website). This is the first limit placed on you from the start. Each supermarket carries out stock rotation. I’m not just talking about putting out fresh stock of the same line, but rotate the varieties they have for sale in their stores. For example, one store will carry out a specific item for a while, sometimes on a special offer, whilst other stores do not stock it. After a…

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COUNCIL MAKES SECRET AGREEMENTS WHICH IGNORES PEACE & QUIET FOR THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED

TOWER HAMLETS HOMES ARE NOW PLACING ‘VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS’ INTO HOUSING DEDICATED TO THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED

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Bentworth Court

I have often wondered what was going on in Bentworth Court, part of the Granby Estate, in Tower Hamlets.
Bentworth Court is a block managed by the Borough of Tower Hamlets’ arms-length management company, Tower Hamlets Homes.
It is intended as a place where older and disabled residents can live in peace and quiet, but this is clearly no longer of concern to Tower Hamlets Council, or Tower Hamlets Homes.
For a while now there have been people who look ‘out of place’ coming into and leaving the block with official security fobs, and Anti-Social Behaviour has been taking place around the building again.
It is now coming to light – Tower Hamlets Homes, apparently acting without consultation with existing residents, has come to approve the housing of ‘various groups of residents’ including Refugees, and other ‘Hard to Place’ groups into this sensitive block.
Below is am e-mail I have received from a worried resident of the block, which has helped spark this enquiry. I have removed any indication of the senders identity.
Hi Mark hope you’re well.
Just thought I’d send you an update of the situation regarding the above.
Specifically, the Noise Nuisance complaint I made some 3 months ago.
Following a period of action, to be fair, on my behalf by the Housing Officer.
Thankfully the situation has improved somewhat.
There persists however some incidents of the recurring problem.
Albeit strange, in that these consist of very short bursts of Noise Nuisance sporadically.
In the same vein though, I was informed by a member of THH head office staff some time ago that Tower Hamlets Homes had entered into agreements with various organisations, to provide accommodation for groups supported by them. The impression I was given during the ‘phone conversation was that groups consisted of refugees, as well as other ‘hard to place’ groups.
This would perhaps explain the incidence of anti-social behaviour being experienced by myself and others in social and general housing. A similar topic which I find it necessary to report to THH at this time is the noise from occupants of some properties using power tools (drilling, grinding, etc), within the properties, at all times of day and night. For example, on 30th April thru to 1st May, and 1st May thru 2nd May, at midnight or so until about 4 am, on both nights. Not particularly conducive to ‘getting a good night’s sleep’. I think you’ll agree. Anyway, there is some positive stuff out there too!
All The Best.

 

If anyone from the Council or THH would like to comment on this matter, I welcome you to use the contact form below:

TOWER HAMLETS FARCE OF TRANSPORT FOCUS GROUP

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TOWER HAMLETS TRAVEL FOCUS GROUP FARCE

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I today attended the Travel Focus Group for Tower Hamlets held at the Idea Store at Whitechapel, only to realise that these group meetings are only being held as a tick box event, to show that meetings with the public had been carried out.

The first milestone was the fact that as the venue’s lifts were too small to take my mobility scooter, so it had to be left in the enrtance to the venue, forcing me to walk and use the lift up to the 3rd floor!

Then the refreshments arrived, only after we had already started the meeting!

The meeting was constantly interupted by late arrivals.

As well as attendees being asked what problems they had in getting to this very central venue, the meeting really focused on only three main subjects, Cycling, Walking and Driving.

If I hadn’t brought up some…

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