Find information for Redbridge and Ilford on free gyms, help finding work, free computer usage and training, free activities, free legal advice, local events and more!
Free Employment Support
(Free support with job searching, CV’s, interview practice, training opportunities)
Tel: 0208 708 2298
Go to website, here: Work Redbridge Website.
Redbridge Food Bank
(If you are struggling for food, go to the Redbridge Food Bank)
Tel: 07905 820 537
Go to website, here: Redbridge Food Bank.
(If you are in financial difficulties and you live in England or Wales, call their national helpline free, on: 0808 208 2138
Free English Courses For Beginners
Gaysham Avenue, Gants Hill, Ilford, Essex, IG2 6DT
Tel: 020 8550 2398
Mildmay Neighbourhood Learning Centre
(Nursery on site)
2-4 Mildmay Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1DT
Tel: 020 8514 0569
Free Computer Usage and WiFi
Book free usage of a computer or WiFi (if you have your own laptop, tablet or phone) at a number of libraries in Redbridge. You can use the computer for emailing, internet, preparing presentations, editing pictures and more. You can also do free scanning. Printing documents has a charge.
You can book 1 and 2 hour slots. Seven Kings Library offer 1 hour slots, whilst all other Redbridge Libraries offer 2 hour slots. Children libraries have specific computers for their use.
You can book a computer from home or whilst at the library. You will need your library membership card. And, you will need your pin number and library card bar code number. If you do not have it, it is easy to join your local library. Enquire within. You can also book free WiFi use. For more information, go here: Book Free a PC and WiFi.
To book a PC go here: Book a Free PC at the Library.
Free One to One Computer Tuition and Computer Clubs
You can book a free one to one computer tuition session at a Redbridge library. Contact your local library.
- Aldersbrook Library
- Clayhall Library
- Gants Hill Library
- Fullwell Cross Library
- Redbridge Central Library
- South Woodford Library and Gym
- Hainault Library
- Keith Axon Library
- Seven Kings Library
- Wanstead Library
- Woodford Green Library
Help for Visually impaired people available when using computers. For more information go here: Help for Visually Impaired people.
Advice For Childcare and Working With Children
Families Information Direct, provides information on working with children and childcare.
Tel: 0800 587 7500
Get more information, here: Families Information Direct.
Free Advice On Money and Legal Matters
Citizens Advice, provides free advice including money, debt, consumer, law and immigration advice. Contact them, here: Citizens Advice.
Advice On Managing Money and Debt
For Redbridge Council’s list of advice on managing your finance and money, go here: Managing your money advice.
Fee Money and Benefit Advice
Get free money and benefit advice from MoneyHelper, here: MoneyHelper Free Adivce.
Free Benefits Advice
You can get free advice on Benefits from Turn 2 Us, here: Turn 2 Us Free Benefits Advice.
Free Support for Refugee and Migrants
RAMFEL, is a charity that supports vulnerable refugees and Migrants in Essex and London. For more information, go here: RAMFEL Support.
There are Apprenticeships available in Ilford and Redbridge as well as in different locations. For more information, go here: Apprenticeships in Redbridge.
You can also search for Apprenticeships on the Gov.UK site, here: Find an Apprenticeship.
Apprenticeships are also available, here: More Apprenticeships.
Local Training Opportunities
There are lots of training opportunities available locally in Ilford and Redbridge, including free training. Get more information, here: Local Training Places.
Free Security, Construction, CSCS Card, Business Administration Course
If you are on state benefits or on low income, you can get free training on security, CSCS Card, Business Administration and more, here: Free 2 Learn.
Free Courses To Learn New Skills or Change Jobs
The National Careers Service provides free courses for you to learn new skills or if you want to change your job. Get more information, here: The National Careers Service.
Redbridge Connexions offer free advice for young people from the ages of 13-19 and up to 25 for young people with LDD.
Tel: 0208 708 2600
Get more information, here: Redbridge Connexions.
Supporting For Residents Recovering From Mental Health To Gain Employment
If you are recovering from mental health and would like support in finding a job, contact Richmond Fellowship.
Tel: 0208 514 9653
Get more information, here: Richmond Fellowship.
Support For Residents With Learning Difficulties In To Employment
For residents with learning difficulties, who would like support in finding work, go here: Support in finding work.
Employment Support For Unpaid Carers
Redbridge Carers Support Service, provides help to unpaid carers to find employment.
Tel: 0208 214 6251
Get more information, here: Redbridge Carers Support Service.
Advice On Work
ACAS, provides free advice on work and work related matters such as redundancies, dismissals and sick pay. For more information, go here: Advice from ACAS.
More Contacts on Employment Matters
For a list of companies for support with employment matters as provided by Redbridge Council, go here: Support with work matters.
Activities in Ilford and Redbridge
Here are some activities available in Ilford and Redbridge
Free Outdoor Gyms in Redbridge
If you want to get fit, you don’t have to pay for gym membership. There are lots of free outdoor gyms in Redbridge. To find your nearest outdoor gym, go here: Free outdoor gyms in Redbridge.
Foxburrows Farm (Free)
You can visit a free Farm which is located at Hainault Forest Country Park and it is free. Get more information on the farm, here: Foxburrows Farm.
Bouldering at Fairlop Waters Country Park (Paid)
Redbridge Museum (Free)
Visit the Redbridge Museum and out their exhibitions. For more information, go here: Redbridge Museum.
Upcoming Events In Ilford and Redbridge
Here are some events and upcoming events in Ilford and Redbridge
Walking For Health (Free)
If you would like to do some walking to keep fit, the Walking For Health group provides free walks around various parks in Redbridge. Get more information, here: Walking For Health.
List Of Upcoming Festivals and Events in Redbridge
To get a list of some of the upcoming festivals and events in Redbridge, go here: Upcoming Festivals and Events.
If you need help paying your energy bills, read our article, here: Help With Energy Bills.