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Barking and Dagenham College

At Barking & Dagenham College (BDC) and at the Technical Skills Academy in Barking Town Centre, you will benefit from the very best in education and skills training to make sure that you, or the young person in your family, are ready to take advantage of job opportunities.

Barking & Dagenham College Website

  • Dagenham road
    Romford

    RM7 0XU

  • 020 8090 3020

  • admissions@barkingdagenhamcollege.ac.uk

  • 09:00 - 21:00

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. Programmes may vary in the school holidays.

  

 

 

  • 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

Excel Women’s Centre

Barking & Dagenham Somali Women’s Assocation delivers a range of services at their Excel Women’s Centre. They are a locally based health, wellbeing, training and employability organisation committed to providing support to women and their families in Barking & Dagenham (and surrounding boroughs).

Promoting independence community cohesion and integration to the wider society they offer;

  • Women’s Wellness Café
  • Coffee morning
  • ESOL and IT Classes
  • Parents and Carers Support group
  • Job Club for women
  • HuG Club for women
  • Health & Wellness Workshops
  • Online learning for women
  • Youth activities / mentoring
  • Online learning
  • Homework club
  • Art and Craft session
  • Sewing Sisters Club every Friday 10 am -1 pm for women ONLY.

They are also a Resident Focus Point for residents of Barking & Dagenham.

The centre has 10 local volunteers  who between them speak 7 community languages. More on their website

  • Zahra Ibrahim

  • 13 London Road,
    Barking, Essex,

    IG11 8AA.

  • 02085943730

  • info@excelwomenscentre.org.uk

  • Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Excel Women’s Centre

Barking & Dagenham Somali Women’s Association delivers a range of services at their Excel Women’s Centre. They are a locally based health, well being, training and employability organisation committed to providing support to women and their families in Barking & Dagenham (and surrounding boroughs).

Promoting independence community cohesion and integration to the wider society they offer;

  • Women’s Wellness Café
  • Coffee morning
  • ESOL and IT Classes
  • Parents and Carers Support group
  • Job Club for women
  • HuG Club for women
  • Health & Wellness Workshops
  • Online learning for women
  • Youth activities / mentoring
  • Online learning
  • Homework club
  • Art and Craft session
  • Sewing Sisters Club every Friday 10 am -1 pm for women ONLY.

They are also a Resident Focus Point for residents of Barking & Dagenham.

The centre has 10 local volunteers  who between them speak 7 community languages. More on their website

  • Zahra Ibrahim

  • 13 London Road,
    Barking,
    Essex,
    IG11 8AA.

  • 02085943730

  • Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

RISE Project: employment support for refugees

Renaisi are running this project that offers support for refugees with:

  • free english lessons
  • support from a friendly advisor
  • fun events and social activities
  • social opportunities
  • help with benefits and housing
  • mentoring support to sustain employment
  • employment support
  • help with other issues or problems

For more information – see the RISE website

  • All staff can help

  • Redbridge CVS
    103 Cranbrook Road
    Ilford
    IG1 4PU

  • 020 8514 9912

  • dipa1@redbridgecvs.net

  • Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

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 (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:

  • Dancing
  • Kickboxing
  • Football
  • 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.

  • Luljeta Nuzi

  • 30 Avenons Road
    London

    E13 8HT

  • 020 7511 1586

  • 0757 8256413

  • shpresaprogramme@yahoo.co.uk

  • Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm

The Adult College of Barking and Dagenham

The Adult College has been providing courses to the local community for over 30 years.

We are committed to support every adult in Barking & Dagenham to further their learning through vibrant and innovative programmes.

  • Our free Skills for Life programme and low cost courses, help those without qualifications to progress towards Level Two courses and gain nationally recognised qualifications.
  • Our wide range of vocational (on the job) programmes offer qualifications that will build your skills and improve your job prospects.
  • Returning to learning could be the first step in achieving your goals and ambitions.  Learning does not have to be about getting a qualification

There’s great satisfaction from getting to grips with something new, and proving to yourself that you can do it!  You don’t need to make a huge time commitment to learn something new.  Many of our courses are only one or two hours long per week.

If you want to join 4000 learner who already study with us each year, now is your chance. Our expert staff are on hand to support you with your learning aims, whether you are a complete beginner or a more confident and experienced learner.    More on the website

 

 

  • 127 Ripple Road
    Barking

    IG11 7PB

  • 020 8270 4722

  • adultcollegeenquries@lbbd.gov.uk

  • Monday to Thursday (term time) - 8:30am to 8pm

    Friday - 8:30am to 5:00pm