Food bank

Bethel Christian Centre

Bethel Christian Centre offer various community activities, including a food bank, parent and toddler groups and various children clubs.

We have Community Lounge every Thursday from 1-4pm.

We also do an After School Children’s Club for 5-10 year olds every Wednesday.

We offer Community Kids Club every Wednesday (except every 1st Wednesday of the month) from 4-5pm for ages 5-10.

We have regular activities for young people aged 11-16 years.

We have a ‘Ladies Tea’ for women of all ages every 2nd Monday.  Give us a call to check if it’s on this week.  Chance to meet with other women, enjoy tea and cake & explore more about women in the bible.

 

 

  • Brandon Thesee

  • 170 Bennetts Castle Lane
    Dagenham

    RM8 3XP

  • 020 8595 8211

  • bethel@lcm.org.uk

  • Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri 9.00am - 6.00pm. Tues 9.00 - 7.00pm

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

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).

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

Rivers Of Joy

Rivers of Joy provide various community activities and services, including:

Foodbank
Can be accessed either through self referral or agencies
Saturday 11am -1pm
522 Goresbrook road
Dagenham
RM9 4XA

Call when in need
Mon – Fri 10 – 4pm
Groups
Get Together for the elderly Thursday 10.30am – 12pm
Crowlands Heath Golf Club, Wood lane
RM8 1JX

Youth Empowerment
2nd Tuesday of every month 7 – 8.30pm
522 Goresbrook road, Dagenham
RM9 4XA

Advice and Information and sign posting
Tuesday – Thursday 10.30 – 4pm

  • Ronke

  • 121-125 Ripple Road
    Barking

    IG11 7FN

  • 02085327313

  • Monday 12 - 4pm Tuesday - Thursday 10- 4pm

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:

  • 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