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 (this includes Strengthening Families & Triple P programmes), English classes (formal & informal) and we have our own food bank.
Cultural Activities: at our Gascoigne School (see below) sessions we offer traditional dancing and mother tongue (Albanian) classes.
Children & Young People: we have sports activities including:
- Self defense
Shpresa also offers services for looked after children and professionals can refer directly.
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. Why not pop along to our sessions at Gascoigne School, Barking on Thursday 5pm – 7pm or Mayfield School, Dagenham on Sundays 10am – 1pm.