Health and Wellbeing at Redbridge Libraries • Vision RCL

Health and Wellbeing at Redbridge Libraries

Health Information Drop-ins

Are you interested in accessing reliable, free health information online? Or wondering what newspaper headlines on health really mean? Or looking for books that could help you manage a health condition? Then drop by the Health Information pop-up at your local library! This free service can provide you with an evidence-based ‘information prescription’ and signposting to other relevant services and support groups.

South Woodford Library & Gym
Tuesday 10 December; 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Wanstead Library
Wednesday 18 December, 15 January, 29 January; 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Redbridge Central Library, Foyer
Tuesday/Wednesday 3 December: 12 midday to 2pm; 7 & 22 January: 2pm to 4pm;

HIV Testing with Positive East

Free, private and confidential. Rapid HIV testing with results provided in seconds. Feel free to come and talk to one of Positive East’s trained sexual health advisors around any issue.

Redbridge Central Library, Foyer & Hub Central
28 November, 12 December, 30 January, 27 February; 5.30pm to 7.45pm.

RedbridgeCVS HIV Health Promotion

Health Buddies from Redbridge CVS will be at the library to raise awareness of HIV & promote HIV prevention as well as signposting to various other free services offered by Positive East such as confidential HIV testing, peer support, counselling etc.

Redbridge Central Library, Foyer
Tuesday 3, 10, 17 December; 2pm to 4pm

UK Hear to Inform and Connect

Are you struggling to hear? Do you have ringing in your ears (tinnitus)? Action on Hearing Loss would like to help keep you informed about hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus. Come along to their free face-to-face information drop-ins for people aged 50+ with deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus where you can:
• Have a hearing check
• Learn about equipment to help you hear better
• Find out about different ways to tackle tinnitus
• Gain helpful communication tips
• Be signposted to support you’re entitled to

Central Library, Foyer & Hub Central
Fridays 13 December, 10 January; 10am to 12 midday.

Falls Prevention Service AGE UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering

If you are over 50, a resident of Redbridge and would like to review your situation please come and talk to an adviser about our services, falls prevention & exercise classes. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain so we look forward to seeing you.

Redbridge Central Library, Foyer & Hub Central
Tuesdays 10 December & 7 January; 10am to 12.30pm

Kiran Support Services Advice Surgery

Weekly drop-in advice surgeries for Asian women and children experiencing domestic violence. Kiran Support Services also offer immigration advice for Asian women and children experiencing domestic violence. If you need more information please contact Asfah Kosir on 020 8558 1986 or 07967 818124 or

Redbridge Central Library, Foyer
Every Thursday until 5 December then from 16 January; 10am to 12midday.

Redbridge Carers Support Service Outreach (Term time only)

A carer is a person who provides unpaid care and support to someone who is ill, disabled, frail or elderly. Carers can be mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, friends, relatives, spouses, partners or neighbours. A carer’s role can often be stressful, demanding and time consuming, as well as physically tiring and mentally draining. Knowing that services are available and who can help may reduce many of the problems that carers have.

Redbridge Carers Support Service provides specialist support for carers and is taking their Advice Surgery to the library.

Woodford Green Library
Mondays 25 November, 20 January; 10.30am to 12.30pm

Fullwell Cross Library
Fridays 29 November, 17 January, 7 February; 10am to 12midday