East London charity receives commendation from Redbridge mayor
- Credit: Apasen
An east London community services provider was presented with the Mayor of Redbridge’s special recognition award.
Apasen, a charity which serves the needs of people with learning disabilities, their carers and relatives, was presented with a certificate of commendation in a visit from Cllr Roy Emmett.
The mayor thanked members of staff and congratulated the charity for its efforts to support vulnerable people throughout the pandemic.
Cllr Emmett said: “I appreciate their dedication and resilience to support the people in crisis through a difficult time.
“Apasen’s incredible work reflects the very best of our borough and their vital contribution was needed more than ever this year.”
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Apasen chief executive Mahmud Hasan MBE said: “We are glad that the Mayor of Redbridge has recognised Apasen’s invaluable contribution to the community during these trying times.
"This recognition of work is a great honour.”
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The charity was established in Tower Hamlets in 1987, but in 2010 progressed outside the borough and now runs a residential respite care home for people with learning disabilities in Wanstead.