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A new homeless shelter in the centre of Ilford is set to offer a lifeline for Redbridge residents stuck in temporary accommodation.

As millions of Syrian people flee their homes and seek refuge, a group of churches and mosques is looking to welcome a family to Redbridge.

A fiery meeting about the future of policing in Redbridge saw residents and councillors unite against proposals to sell two police stations.

An annual community Eid fair designed to help those in need was a total success, according to its organiser.

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Work to demolish a crumbling funeral home in order to build temporary accommodation for Ilford’s homeless population is finally underway.

Marks and Spencer has apologised after using a high-pitched alarm to stop homeless people from sleeping behind its store in Ilford.

An ambitious five-year housing strategy which reveals how Redbridge Council plans to tackle the housing crisis was approved on Monday.

The permanent building for Redbridge’s first Sikh School is on its way after the foundations were laid at the weekend.

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A charity is celebrating after raising £10,000 to help fund its pop-up shelter where homeless people can sleep and receive support to find a job.

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Jullian Rodgers and her family of six spent five years in damp “temporary” accomodation. Picture: KEN MEARS

Faith leaders have united on a plan to build a pop-up hostel for rough sleepers, where they could live and receive job training.

A group of excited schoolchildren and charity volunteers helped open a new supermarket store.

A former alcoholic is helping vulnerable and homeless people to turn their lives around by offering free haircuts to boost their self esteem.

The Friends of Wanstead Parkland were concerned about the reduced levels of the lakes in Wanstead Park last year.

Commuters have spoken out against actions being taken to deter homeless people from sleeping in a station underpass.

Ilford Salvation Army hopes to take over a run-down building in the centre of Ilford for a pioneering project to help the homeless.

The last year has been hailed as one of the most explosive politically in a generation, and Redbridge was certainly not short of big stories.

Rough sleepers were given a bit of extra support over Christmas as members of an Ilford church donated a range of items for homeless people.

Every mosque in the borough and several Muslim schools have donated hundreds of items to a homeless shelter in the borough.

Last week, the Recorder reported on the struggle that staff at homeless shelters and charities are facing as the number of rough sleepers rises.


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