Groups & Networks

Addaction (Barking & Dagenham Horizon)

AddAction (Barking & Dagenham Horizon) provides a range of services to support people aged 18 and over, with alcohol & drugs addiction, into recovery by tackling both treatment needs and wider social reintegration issues, including housing, employment and education.

By addressing the wider holistic needs of our service users, we ensure that our substance misuse services make the best use of local community resources. All our adult substance misuse services are open to substance misusers and their families and carers for whom we facilitate support groups and provide training.

Services include:

  • Blood borne virus testing (HIV/Hep B & C) testing and vaccination
  • Advice on harm minimisation and support for those considering reducing their substance use
  • Structured motivational support through:
    • Complementary therapies
    • Intensive key working
    • Counselling
    • Day programme
    • Other focussed groups
  • An abstinence programme for people in recovery from drug or alcohol misuse
  • Access to other community-based voluntary and self-help groups
  • Service user development
  • Sunday Social (12 – 5pm open to registered Addaction service users).

For further information or to access services, please see details shown below.

  • All staff can help

  • 26 Linton Road
    Barking
    Essex
    IG11 8HG

  • 020 8591 6800

  • Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 09:00 - 17:00

    Thursday: 09:00 - 20:30

    Sunday 12noon - 5pm (registered service users only).

Age UK (60+)

Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering exists to improve and maintain the quality of life for older people living in the London borough of Redbridge, Barking & Havering. We seek to achieve this aim by:

  • Ensuring that older people have dignity, respect, choice and that their voices are heard
  • Ensuring that services are provided in a sensitive and approachable manner
  • Being a focus of advice and help for older people

We operate an Advice and Information Service which is free, independent and confidential to older people, their relatives, carers and friends. The also provide information on issues affecting older people such as welfare benefits, community care, leisure and health.  Criteria for accessing this service is over 50.

In addition, we have a social group called Di’s Diamonds, where people can meet up, make friends and do different activities toether.  For example, bowling, cinema, tea dances etc.

  • Diane Challis

  • 4th Floor
    103 Cranbrook Road
    Ilford
    IG1 4PU

  • 0208 5327354

  • barkinganddagenhamadviceageuk@gmail.com

  • 09:00 - 13:00, Monday - Wednesday - Friday

Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.

We provide information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers.

We have a dementia advisor who can come to groups to talk about all aspects of dementia.

Their Website offers further information.

 

 

 

 

  • Stephen Myers

  • Broad Street Community clinic
    Morland Road
    Dagenham
    RM10 9HU

  • 0208 517 4522

  • stephen.myers@alzheimers.org.uk

  • 09:00 - 17:00, Monday - Friday

B&D Volunteer Bureau

Barking & Dagenham Volunteer Bureau can provide volunteers who have been DBS checked to support vulnerable people with shopping, small DIY jobs (eg changing light bulbs, smoke alarm batteries, small repairs) and gardening.

We also have a group of qualified electricians, plumbers, TV engineers, builders and decorators who will complete minor jobs for free and will also tackle larger jobs for a very reasonable cost.  They are all DBS checked and must be booked through us.  Other services available from the Volunteer Bureau including;

  • Get Together groups, bringing older people together
  • volunteering opportunities.

Give Joan or Lynne a call on the number below to find out more.

  • Joan Brandon or Lynne Hopkins

  • Starting Point
    16 Pickering Road
    Barking
    IG11 8PG

  • 020 3288 2168

  • 020 3288 2160 - 020 3288 2164 - 020 3288 2180

  • bardagvb@hotmail.co.uk

  • 09:00 - 16:00 Monday to Friday

Barking and Dagenham Progress Project

The Barking & Dagenham Progress Project endeavours to ensure that disabled children & young people will be able to gain equal access to similar activities, resources & programmes to those available for children in mainstream youth provision, integrate into mainstream Children’s activities and work towards being able to live independently in the future through personal and skills development. Organisations working with disabled children & young people will have access to appropriate and high quality activity space, resources and capacity building support in order to deliver their programmes effectively.

Our Young People’s Development Forum [YPDF] is the first project of its kind providing a resource for engaging disabled children & young people enabling them to identify their own development needs, and empowers them to lead on planning, arranging, delivering and measuring their own activities.

Our Sporting Futures Project focusses on Inclusive Sports for disabled children and young people in the community, accredited Sports Leadership courses for disabled children and young people and Volunteering.

The YPDF “Volunteer Challenge” – this is a new project which will come on-line during Winter 2016 providing our older members (18+) with a pathway to support the project as volunteers and then be empowered to move on to other [adult] services.

For more information please see our website.

  • Carron Beckwith / Bradley Whitby

  • c/o Sycamore Trust, 27 - 29 Woodward Road
    Dagenham, Essex,

    RM9 4SJ

  • 07565533247

  • forum@bdpp.org.uk

  • Mon-Fri 9.00-4.00
    Sessions with young people take place on an adhoc basis in the evenings and at weekends.

BMoneyWize

BMoneyWize seeks to enable young people and adults to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to become financially literate to the extent that they feel enabled to start a business if they wish to do so. More on the website

  • Run financial educational workshops, support groups
  • Run outreach initiatives
  • Provide volunteering opportunities,
  • Run peer mentoring schemes,
  • Organise outings / trips and visits to organisations

Our target groups are: School year 5 and 6 up to 55 years

  • Arinola Araba

  • Starting Point
    16A Pickering Road
    Barking
    IG11 8PG

  • 0203 288 2233

  • 07940 595 273

  • admin@bmoneywize.co.uk

  • 10:00-16:00, Tuesday - Thursday.

    If there is no answer please leave a message and they will call back

Carers of Barking and Dagenham

At Barking and Dagenham Carers we provide advice, information and support for people who care. Whether you are a parent or child, husband or wife, partner, close relative or friend we are here to provide help when you need it.

Carers of Barking and Dagenham aims to assist carers living in Barking and Dagenham to be able to have an improved quality of life by offering services and support to enable them to access services more easily through active participation in the joint planning and monitoring of community carer and service development.

We also have the Memory Lane Resource Centre at 234a Porters Avenue, Dagenham which offers daycare and respite for people with dementia.  Families can self-refer and there is a charge for the services.

Carers website has lots of information on it.

***DID YOU KNOW THAT APPOINTMENTS CAN BE MADE OUTSIDE OF OFFICE HOURS AT EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS***

The organisation provides the following to support those caring for an adult or child who is ill, suffering from a mental illness or has a disability including:

  • Dementia Service
  • Family Service
  • Welfare Benefits advice
  • Mental Health
  • Support Groups
  • Training
  • Young Carers
  • All staff can help when you call

  • 334 Heathway
    Dagenham

    RM10 8NJ

  • 0208 593 4422

  • carers@carerscentre.org.uk

  • 09:00 - 17:00, Monday - Friday

Community Resources

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Community Resources provides a range of activities at the Hub including parent & children activities, English conversation classes, Family learning and personal development programmes.

We run lunch clubs on Tuesday and Wednesdays where people can enjoy a home cooked hot lunch for £1.50.  We also can provide vouchers for local Food Banks and provide a clothes bank for both adults and children.

We run a Community Café where anyone is  welcome – no need to book, just drop in.  Wednesday 13.00-14.30.  There is a small charge  (up to £2) for most workshops and there is limited crèche provision.

We have trained facilitators who offer couples and parents support including;

  • Prepare Enrich UK, a nationally known couples programme,
  • Getting Ready for Your Baby, a 4 week antenatal programme
  • Parenting courses and 1-2-1 support for parents

We also have a team of trained volunteers who can offer 1-2-1 support for people who are feeling vulnerable or isolated or who have mental health issues.

For full details of the programme please contact the team directly.

  

 

 

  • Susan or Julia

  • Castle Point
    163 Bennetts Castle Lane
    Dagenham
    RM8 3YJ

  • 020 8227 1927

  • susanhaward@communityresources.co.uk

  • Monday - Friday 09:00 - 15:00

DABD – Advice

DABD’s comprehensive Advice & Support including welfare benefits service. We seek to help people understand their benefit entitlements and ensure that the money coming in to their households is maximised.

We offer free, confidential advice in the following areas for Barking & Dagenham residents:

  • DABDLOGOIncome maximisation – looking at your financial situation including all income and out-goings
  •  Benefits checks – are you claiming what you are entitled to?
  •  Advocacy – helping you have your voice heard and your views considered, this could be by writing letters or making phone calls on your behalf
  •  Help with filling in forms
  • Better-off’ calculations – looking at the benefits of moving into work
  • Help with letter writing and advocacy
  • Support and advice on challenging decisions with regards to your benefits

We offer appointments at our branches and home visits as well as an on –line advisor service through our website www.dabd.org.uk

  • Welfare Benefits Team

  • DABD Welfare Benefits
    51 Ripple Road
    Barking
    IG11 7NT

  • 020 8252 5340

  • welfarebenefits@dabd.org.uk

  • 09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday

DABD – family support (for disabled children)

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DABD  offers a number of services for children and young people, predominantly with additional needs, and their families.

Our Befriending service provides a one-to-one support worker for your child to help them access the activities they enjoy or would like to enjoy.  The service is available for children and young people aged 5 – 24, seven days a week including evenings.

It’s up to you and your child which activities they would like to participate in. It could be swimming, a trip to the park or cinema, bowling, attending a youth club, walking, shopping or a meal out.  Their support worker will accompany them and help them participate in their chosen activity.

The Personal care service can provide various aspects of Personal care support for children living at home aged 5 – 18. This includes support with bathing, grooming, washing and dressing, toileting, assisting with medication and preparing light meals and snacks. Staff are trained in manual handling techniques to use equipment such as hoists and slip sheets as well as being trained in PEG feeding procedures (feeding through a tube).

 

  • Sam Norgate

  • 42-48 Parsloes Avenue
    Dagenham
    Essex
    RM9 5NU

  • 020 8215 9630

  • personalsupportservices@dabd.org.uk

  • Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00, with services provided outside these hours.

DABD – support for older people

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Our Golden Years programme provides support for people 60 and over who live in Barking & Dagenham, particularly those who are socially isolated, supporting them to make a difference to their lives.

Golden Years promotes health, well-being and independence as well as supporting clients to share their skills and participate in their community through volunteering opportunities.

We have a number of groups running at various venues throughout the week including social clubs and sewing groups. Please contact us for an up-to-date list.

 

 

  • Golden Years team

  • 42-48 Parsloes Avenue,
    Dagenham

    RM9 5NU

  • 020 8215 9630

  • goldenyears@dabd.org.uk

  • Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00

DABD Kid’s Patch Club

Kids Patch is our Ofsted registered weekend club for children and young people aged 5 + with disabilities or additional needs.

 The club offers a friendly, fun, social and inclusive environment for three age groups (5 – 8, 9 – 13 and 14 – 18) with specialist equipment and facilities and trained staff.

Children and young people can enjoy crafts and themed activities promoting confidence, positive relationships and of course, fun!
Activities include:
• Arts and crafts
• Sensory room
• Video games
• Day trips and outings

Our Saturday Club runs 9am – 3pm in Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also run clubs on some Sundays and during school holidays (please ask for further details).

We will also be running monthly day trips and outings. Please contact us for further details.

  • Personal Support Services

  • 42-48 Parsloes Avenue
    Dagenham
    Essex
    RM9 5NU

  • 020 8215 9630

  • personalsupportservices@dabd.org.uk

  • Saturday 9am - 3pm (further hours may be available - please contact us for further details).

DigiLab

DigiLab is a community based hub for creative coders and makers to meet, share skills and collaborate on projects.   It’s an exciting new initiative in Barking & Dagenham which is open to anyone over 8 years old.  

No previous knowledge is required, we provide children, young people and adults with the chance to explore new types of technology; electronics, coding, 3D printing and 3D design. 

You can just pop into the DigiLab (see opening times and address below) and the support workers will connect you into their resources.  There are also specific classes and workshops and you can find out more by contacting one of the team.

  • Seun Oshinaike (or speak to any of the team at the Hub)

  • Barking Learning Centre
    2 Town Square
    Barkign
    IG11 7NB

  • 07762 801640

  • digilab@brightersteppings.co.uk

  • Monday - Thursday 3pm - 6pm
    Sat 11am - 5pm

Family Information Service (LBBD)

Barking and Dagenham Family Information Service (FIS) provides comprehensive information and advice on the services available to parents, including information on local childcare and early years nurseries and pre-schools.

FIS works closely with children’s centres, Jobcentre Plus, youth services, family services, libraries and many more to support children, young people, families and people who work with families.

 

 

 

 

  • Town Hall
    1 Town Square
    Barking
    IG11 7LU

  • 020 8227 5395

  • fis@lbbd.gov.uk

  • 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Harmony House

Harmony House is a local charity offering a range of support for residents of Barking & Dagenham.  Services include:

Employment Support

The Harmony House team can support unemployed people into work.  This includes; help with CV writing, interview skills and job searching.  In addition, people on the programme can access Level 2 Food Hygiene and/or Health & Safety qualifications free of charge.

To register for the programme you must be over 19 years old.  If under 25, you must have been unemployed for 6months and over 25 must be unemployed over 1 year.  All who register must be eligible to live & work in the UK and have a visa for over 3 years.

Help with DIY & Household Tasks

Harmony House offer the FREE ‘Handy Person’ scheme providing people who can carry out small jobs that will reduce hazards and so prevent falls for example, putting up a grab rail or handrails etc.   For details of how to apply see here.

In addition, ‘Job to Do’ programme offers support with gardening, cleaning & laundry.

Silver Surfers.

We host a computer class for older people on Friday mornings. Some tuition is available. The charge is £3 per session.

Social Days

We hold all day events, providing opportunities for members of the community to gather and celebrate. St. Patrick’s Day, St George’s Day, Mat Day and Christmas were celebrated in the last year. We have a talk, lunch and afternoon dances. These events are always popular so please ring ahead to book a place.

 

 

  • Harmony House
    Baden Powell Close
    Dagenham
    RM9 6XN

  • 0208 526 8200

  • enquiries@harmonyhousedagenham.org.uk

  • Monday - Friday 8am to 6pm

Hope4BarkingDagenham (H4BD)

Hope4BarkingDagenham (H4BD) aims to provide emergency temporary accommodation, advice, support and meals for people sleeping rough in Barking & Dagenham. We can also provide Foodbank vouchers, help and advice including debt advice.

We also offer a night shelter for people over 18 who are homeless.  To access the shelter, please register at The Source (see details below).

We have a bereavement group for people who have experienced the loss of a family member or someone close.  This will be the last Saturday of every month, starting on 25th February from 4.30 – 6.30pm

H4BD is organised through a partnership with churches across the borough who offer this service free of charge.

For further information or to access support, please either visit The Source, Vicarage Field Shopping Centre, Barking IG11 8DH, or phone the contact number below

 

 

 

  • Francis

  • 1st Floor, Vicarage fields shopping centre
    Barking

    IG11 8DH

  • (020) 8594 2404

  • thesourcebcu@gmail.com

  • Monday to Friday 10.30 - 5pm
    Saturday 12noon - 5pm.

LBBD Children’s Centres

Children’s Centres in Barking & Dagenham providing a range of services for local people.  Support available includes;

  • Employment and training support
  • Volunteering
  • Advice on welfare benefits
  • Money management
  • Health services; health checks, ante-natal/post natal, child health clinics
  • Support for families; parenting, activities, speech & language
  • Support re domestic violence
  • Childcare
  • Food support
  • Breastfeeding and Infant feeding advice
  • Healthy Lifestyle Groups
  • Smoking Cessation services
  • Talking Therapies

Even if you don’t have children, don’t worry, you can still access employment and welfare benefits advice at any Children’s Centre. Find a Children’s Centre  near you.

  • 09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday

Osborne Partnership (learning disability specialists)

The Osborne Partnership offers a range of activities and training for adults (18+) with learning disabilities.   This includes work training, interest groups and social activities.

There is a small charge for activities.

Training & programmes include;

  • gardening
  • preparation for work training
  • healthy lifestyle programmes

There is also a drop in café every day between 09:30 – 14:00.

http://www.osbornepartnership.org/contact.php

 

  • Jackie Gold

  • Osborne Centre
    Osborne Square
    Dagenham
    RM9 5BE

  • 0208 592 5742

  • Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Parent Support Adviser (Beam County Primary School)

There are Parent Support Advisers (PSA’s) based at a number of schools in Barking & Dagenham who are available to support parents who live in Barking & Dagenham.

Support includes; practical help on parenting, concerns about your children, support with your child’s education and a listening ear for other issues that are concerning you as a parent.

The PSA at Beam County Primary School is primarily there to support parents whose children are at the school, but can include other parents in courses or other programmes being run.  The PSA is available during school hours and can be contacted on the number below.

You can also ask at your child’s school if there is a PSA available for you to talk to.

  • Diana Huskie

  • Beam County Primary School
    Oval Rd North
    Dagenham
    RM10 9ED

  • 07790 507147

  • dhuskie@beam.bardaglea.org.uk

  • Monday - Friday 09:00 - 15:30.

Parent Support Adviser (Dorothy Barley Infant School)

There are Parent Support Advisers (PSA’s) based at a number of schools in Barking & Dagenham who are available to support parents who live in Barking & Dagenham.

Support includes; practical help on parenting, concerns about your children, support with your child’s education and a listening ear for other issues that are concerning you as a parent.

The PSA at Dorothy Barley is primarily there to support parents whose children are at the school, but can include other parents in courses or other programmes being run.  The PSA is available during school hours and can be contacted on the number below.

You can also ask at your child’s school if there is a PSA available for you to talk to.

  • Christine Brand

  • Davington Road
    Dagenham

    RM8 2LL

  • 0208 270 4655

  • 0208 724 8763

  • Cbrand3.301@bdcs.org.uk

  • Monday to Friday during school hours.

Positive Change Consultancy CIC

Empowering Pathways is a empowerment programme for women who want to learn new skills, become more confident and make new friends.

The programme is particularly relevant to women in recovery of drugs or alcohol abuse.

 

  • Chris Lane

  • 161 Goodmayes Lane
    Ilford

    IG3 9PW

  • 020 8590 7844

  • 0750 887 4771

  • chris@positivechangeconsultancy.com

  • Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Positive East (HIV specialists)

Our aim is to be there for you whenever you need information, advice and support.

Our HIV prevention service offers free, fast and confidential HIV tests.  No need to book, just turn up, we do a rapid blood test and you’ll get the result immediately.  Not only that. our trained staff will offer support to help change any behaviour that might put someone at risk of HIV or STI’s.

We offer a twice weekly (Tuesday and Thursday) outreach support service within the HIV clinic of Barking Hospital, as well as a dedicated Barking & Dagenham support group. 

We can also offer employment advice, counselling and psychotherapy.

Telephone advice support

Our trained advisors are available on the telephone, via email or through face-to-face meetings at our main centre in Stepney Green, or at our outreach advice clinics across East London.

We can help with:

information about HIV related issues, including benefit advice, housing issues and employment law.

support to access health and other governmental and local authority agencies.

  • Anyone who answers the phone

  • 159 Mile End Road
    London

    E1 4AQ

  • 020 7791 2855

  • talktome@positiveeast.org.uk

  • Telephone Helpline
    Monday: 10am - 4pm
    Tuesday - Thursday: 10am - 7pm
    Friday: 10am - 4pm
    Saturday: 11am - 3pm

Richmond Fellowship

Richmond Fellowship is a specialist provider of mental health services, and one of the largest voluntary sector providers of mental health care in England, working with over 6000 people.

We enable people with a mental health problem to access employment, training, education and volunteering activities through various forms of support. The service also has peer led activities which can assist in reducing social isolation.

Employment Support:  We assist people to find paid employment, unpaid voluntary work and to assist people in retaining their jobs.  This includes support via a Community Links/Employment advisor who will work with people on a 1:2:1 basis to provide individual tailored support to enable them to overcome barriers and achieve their desired goals.

We will work with individuals to identify relevant pre-employment and job skills training, create or update an existing CV, support people in completing job application forms and interview skills, techniques.

We will also support people in work to retain employment (job retention). Peer Led Support Individuals to identify goals, take positive steps in their recovery, gain confidence and build on self-esteem as well as develop meaningful relationships and provide career pathways.

We train individuals to become peer supporters so they are able to facilitate peer led social activities within the local community.
Eligibility (who can access the Service):

  • People who live in Barking and Dagenham
  • People who are eligible to use mental health services

http://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk/

 

  • Claire Stritton

  • DABD Offices
    42-48 Parsloes Avenue
    Dagenham
    RM9 5NU

  • 0208 9840613

  • 07971111478

  • claire.stritton@richmondfellowship.org.uk

  • 09:00 - 17:00, Monday - Friday

Shpresa Programme

Shpresa is an organisation that offers a range of services for families across Barking & Dagenham.  This includes;

For Families: we offer support groups, parenting classes, English classes (formal & informal) and we have our own food bank.

Children & Young People: we have sports activities including football, kick boxing etc.

Training: we provide Teaching Assistant training (Level 1, 2, 3) and also Health & Social Care qualifications. Supporting people into employment.

Volunteering: we provide many opportunities for people to volunteer with us. This is particularly useful for people who are keen to move into employment.

Shpresa also has a specialist advice support at their offices in E13 on a Friday.

Our services are open to anyone and we are also have specialist support for Albanian speaking residents. 

  • Luljeta Nuzi

  • 30 Avenons Road
    London

    E13 8HT

  • 020 7511 1586

  • 0757 8256413

  • shpresaprogramme@yahoo.co.uk

  • Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm

Stonewall Housing (LGBT specialists)

Stonewall Housing is the specialist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) housing advice and support provider in England.

They provide housing support for LGBT people in their own homes, supported housing for young LGBT people, as well as free, confidential housing advice for LGBT people of all ages.

More information on their website

  • 020 7359 5767 (advice line)

  • info@stonewallhousing.org

Studio 3 Arts

Our mission is to make art available to everyone. We encourage people to explore artforms they know and enjoy, and enable them to try new, untried ones. This process allows us to discover new, emerging artists and make art happen in unexpected places.  Our work is high quality, dynamic and cutting edge.

We offer a range of art/dance based activities for children,  young people and adults.  For updated information on our timetable please see our website www.studio3arts.org.uk or call us on the number below.

Our aim is to use creativity to build communities. By encouraging existing interest in arts, and offering new creative experiences, we hope to improve individual lives, reduce social exclusion, and help to build stronger communities.

Studio 3 Arts is a socially-engaged arts organisation delivering visual, digital and performing arts programmes, principally within North-East London and the surrounding areas. We specialise in engaging disadvantaged and hard to reach communities through shared arts collaboration, addressing current and emerging social issues in an inclusive and original way.

 

 

  • Any staff can offer help

  • Galleon Centre
    62 - 78 Boundary Road
    Barking
    IG11 7JR

  • 0208 594 7136

  • hello@studio3arts.org.uk

  • 09:30 - 17:30, Monday - Friday

Sycamore Trust (disabilities specialists)

The Sycamore Trust supports individuals and families affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorders or Learning Difficulties.  Services are for children, families and adults

Activities for children and families include youth clubs, sports activities, befriending and support  for parents.

Activities for adults includes social activities.

Sycamore Trust can also offer advocacy and additional support for families for small charge.

For more information please see the website or call one of the team on the number below.

  • Anyone who answers the phone can help

  • 27-29 Woodward Road
    Dagenham

    RM9 4SJ

  • 020 8517 9317

  • enquiries@sycamoretrust.org.uk

  • Mon-Fri 9.00-4.30

The Huggett Centre (women only)

The nia Huggett Women’s Centre is run by women, for women and girls in East London, in partnership with DABD UK and Barking and Dagenham CVS

Open five days a week, the space offers a vibrant, accessible and welcoming environment for women and girls to be supported to build positive relationships, share their energy, and become empowered to face the multiple and complex disadvantages that they experience. In particular those relating to gender inequality, race, class, sexuality, disability, domestic abuse,  sexual violence and exploitation

What’s on

There are a range of activities including regular drop-ins, support groups, specialist advocacy, counselling, awareness raising, creative activism, learning sessions, and one off special events for all women and for girls aged 11 and above. Children are welcome to come along too. We have a small café and play area. All sessions are free.

Getting there

Activities change regularly so it is best to contact the centre directly by calling HWC@niaendingviolence.org.uk or phoning 0203 813 2955 or by dropping in to 321-329 Heathway, Dagenham, RM9 5AF on Tuesdays from 10am – 12 pm and Thursdays from 2pm – 4pm. The venue is five minutes away from Dagenham Heathway on the District Line, on the main road.

You can also follow us on twitter@niaWHC or find us on facebook

www.niaendingviolence.org.uk

There are lots of volunteering opportunities too. Come and join us. Get in touch. Get involved.

Funded by the Big Lottery

 

 

 

 

  • All staff can help you

  • Huggett Women’s Centre
    321-329 Heathway
    Dagenham
    RM9 5AF

  • 0203 813 2955

  • HWC@niaendingviolence.org.uk

  • Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 5pm

The Listening Zone (young people specialists)

The Listening Zone is a counselling service for young people aged 14 to 21 who live or study in Barking and Dagenham.

Young people can contact the service directly (see below for details).

Short term (1 to 4 sessions) or longer term counselling (1 to 12 months and occasionally longer) may be offered according to need.

  • All staff can help

  • 31 Woodward Road
    Dagenham

    RM9 4SJ

  • 0300 555 1012

  • Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm

The Vibe Youth Centre

Are you aged 11-19 (or under 25 if you have a disability) and experiencing stress or difficult situations?  Do you want to support friends through learning about physical and emotional well being, and how you can help improve it?

The youth workers are experienced and run a peer support group for 11- 19 year olds.  You can learn about how to build a healthy mind, body-image and lifestyle, reduce stress, depression, self-harm and eating disorders through group work and 1-2-1 support.

  • Grace Kihu or Alex Perry

  • Becontree Avenue
    Dagenham

    RM8 2UT

  • Grace 07875 993500 or Alex 07530 262770

  • grace.kihu@lbbd.gov.uk or alexandra.perry@lbbd.gov.uk

Warmer Homes Project

A partnership of Community & Voluntary Sector organisations including CVS and the local authority (LBBD) have come together to co-ordinate the Warmer Homes Project (WHP), which is being run again this year to deliver practical help to people in need. This additional help includes:

  • Provision of a Winter Bedding Pack, which will be targeted at the most vulnerable people,
    particularly the elderly and struggling families
  • Provision of a Food Parcel: including dried and tinned food and toiletries
  • Delivery of additional benefit entitlement checks

All support is subject to funding being available and people meeting the eligibility criteria*  Pension Credit 60+, Income Support, Income based Employment Support Allowance, Income based Job Seekers Allowance, Contribution based Employment Support Allowance, Contribution based Job Seekers Allowance / Disability Benefits (AA / DLA) / Universal Credit or if Fuel Poor: A household that spends more than 10% of its household income on fuel bills. Proof of benefits will be required in ALL instances.

If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough, then you can make a referral to StreetLink who can provide additional support.

 

 

  • Tom Williams

  • 121-125 The Ripple Centre
    Barking
    Essex
    IG11 7NF

  • (020) 8532 7327

  • info@bdcvs.org.uk

  • 09:00 - 17:00, Monday to Friday

Whole Body Therapy

Award winning Social Enterprise providing specialist falls prevention exercise , Seated exercise and specialist massage services to all but specializing in services for the disabled and older people. Mainly outreach service to peoples homes and care homes.

Falls prevention exercise for those at risk on a one to one or group basis– paid service.

We have a new over 50s Exercise & Community group at Fanshawe Community Centre starting on 31st May on Wednesdays from 4.30pm – 6pm.

Massage services for wellbeing improvement but also for injury treatment.

East London Solutions Quality Kite Mark Holder.

All workers DBS checked

  • Sarah Allman

  • 63 Rugby Road
    Dagenham

    RM9 4AJ

  • 07806205942

  • 07548960359

  • wholebodytherapy@hotmail.co.uk

  • 9am - 9pm Monday to Saturday
    9am - 6pm Sunday