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06  |  SEPTEMBER 2017 | LIVING in Havering

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Having a ball

Corbets Tey School, the school in Upminster for pupils with complex learning needs, holds an annual Prom for their Year 11 pupils funded by the Parents and Friends Association. This year’s event was held at the Romford Golf Club and was a great success, a highlight this year was the unusual method of transport for one young man. George, who uses a wheelchair, would have had difficulty travelling in the limousine that transported students from the school to the venue. So the school found a way that would be even better. George absolutely loves police cars and is fascinated with anything to do with the police. So a member of staff contacted her son, who works for the Brixton Branch of the Met Police, who cleared it so that he could use a police car to take George to his prom. George wasn’t told of the plans until the last minute in case an emergency meant that the car wasn’t available. His face was a picture when he saw the car and was

driven to the Prom. The school said it was grateful that the Met Police were able to make George’s dream come true and their generosity meant that George didn’t feel left out of the limousine experience enjoyed by other pupils. • Corbets Tey School Governing Body would welcome interest from local people who would like to make a difference by becoming a school governor. Please contact Julie Lamb on 01708 225888.

On the buses Staff from Stagecoach Rainham receive their awards Congratulations to the staff at Stagecoach London's Rainham Bus Garage who won the award for Best Vehicle Care in the London Bus Awards 2017. Rainham Garage was a finalist for Best Vehicle Care in 2014 and 2015, demonstrating a consistent level of high performance. The garage is run by a team of 16 engineers looking after more than 120 vehicles.

Smashing time! SMASH Camps at Stubbers Adventure Centre in Upminster now offers a range of children’s birthday parties. Your child can choose from banana boating, laser tag, or water sports including raft building, sailing and canoeing or an action party, which includes rock climbing, rifle shooting and more. Each party consists of a 90-minute session with equipment and instructors. There's an on-site coffee shop, The Source, offering a range of party food for children after their activity.

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Correction

In an article about the Havering Direct Payments Support Group published on page 18 of the last (July) edition of Living in Havering there was an error in the details of the time of their monthly meetings. The correct time for their meetings on the third Thursday of each month at the Yew Tree Resource Centre in Romford is 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Have your say Adult social care in Havering supports around 7,000 vulnerable residents in any given year, including people over the age of 65 starting to need help, people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health issues. Please have your say on our draft Care & Support Policy, that brings together in one place how we work with residents who need, or may in the future need care and support. By sharing your opinion in this public consultation you can help shape and influence the policy that aims to support people who need adult social care services, and their carers who require help to promote and maintain their well-being in line with the Council’s duties under the Care Act 2014. Havering Council is striving to ensure it provides a fair, responsive, and effective service that enables users of social care services to maintain their independence for as long as possible. The public consultation is open until 8 October 2017.

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Living in Havering 178 September 2017  

Living in Havering is a free community magazine published by Havering Council and delivered to 106,000 residents, businesses and outlets acr...

Living in Havering 178 September 2017  

Living in Havering is a free community magazine published by Havering Council and delivered to 106,000 residents, businesses and outlets acr...