Allied Healthcare statement

Allied Healthcare has advised us that they are under new ownership from 30 November 2018. This means residents who have been receiving services from their valued home care workforce will continue to do so. Find out more by reading our full statement

Mobile meal deliveries for Havering residents - Changes to the Sodexo service

Residents affected by the change-over in mobile meals provider Sodexo can contact the Council for advice and support. Sodexo, which has been delivering meals to residents since 2016, stopped providing meals on Friday, 30 November 2018. A number of residents who have moved to the new provider Aki Catering have been experiencing difficulties. If you’ve been affected and need support, please contact 01708 434656, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. For any emergency situations between 5pm and 9am or over the weekend, please contact our out of hours service on 01708 433999.

Danish Delegates look to Havering for inspiration

Published: Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Over 15 Danish delegates visited the London Borough of Havering last week to learn from the Council’s award winning dementia services.

Danish delegation
Danish Delegation tours Havering with Mayor of Havering, Linda Van den Hende, Cabinet Member Wendy Brice-Thompson and Havering Dementia Alliance.

Delegates met with the Havering Dementia Alliance on Thursday (1 March,) to understand how the borough innovatively supports residents and carers. Alongside the Mayor of Havering, Councillor Linda Van den Hende, the delegates toured Romford Care Centre, Harold Hill and St Francis Hospice, to see how the borough has developed dementia friendly environments.

Councillor Wendy Brice-Thompson, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services and Health, said:

“We are very proud that the Danish delegation chose to visit Havering. The Council has worked hard to create a dementia friendly community through the establishment of the Havering Dementia Alliance back in 2012. We now have over 90 members, including a shopping centre, major retail outlets, GP practices, voluntary organisations, Queen’s Theatre,St Francis Hospice, supermarkets plus many more. 

“This collaboration aims to support the lives of those living with dementia and their carers. For example, the Mercury Mall Shopping Centre, Romford now operates a ‘silent Tuesday’ where the music is turned off to make the shopping experience more enjoyable to people with a diagnosis of dementia.”

In 2015 the Havering Dementia Alliance achieved dementia friendly status, the highest level of  recognition from the Alzheimer’s Society, a Alzheimer’s National Dementia Friendly Award, and the National Diversity Community award due to the Council’s continuing work to raise awareness of dementia within Havering through training and supporting carers who look after people with a diagnosis of dementia.