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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 together.  For example, bowling, cinema, tea dances etc.

  • Nessar Ahmed

  • Ripple Centre
    121-125 Ripple Road
    Barking
    IG11 7FN

  • 020 8220 6000

  • barkinganddagenhamadviceageuk@gmail.com

  • We are in Barking on Wednesdays and Fridays, but there is someone to speak to on the phone every day 9am - 5pm.

Albert Kennedy Trust (LBGT)

The Albert Kennedy Trust supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans homeless young people in crisisWe offer face to face and online mentoring, advice & advocacy for 16-25 year old people.

Face-to-face supportcome to our London office (details below) for an initial assessment and then we can work out what support will work best.  Give us a call on the number below to make an appointment.

On-line mentoring: inter-AKT is a safe and non-judgemental space that connects young LGBTQ people with Digital Mentors to explore a range of issues, whether it’s through chat, messaging, video calls or just audio.

If you are a young person looking for support you can visit https://inter-akt.plusguidance.com/ to talk to a range of Digital Mentors about what’s on your mind. If you have a worry, question, concern, challenge, interest, or even an opportunity you want to make the most of, our trained mentors are here to explore these with you. Issues might include but are not limited to:  Housing and homelessness,  developing skills, coming out to friends and family, bullying and abuse,  looking after your wellbeing,  finding local services and groups.

Click on the following link to register and say hello to one of our Digital Mentors: https://inter-akt.plusguidance.com/

 

 

  • Anyone who answers the phone can help

  • 48 The Chocolate Studios
    7 Shepherdess Place
    London
    N1 7LJ

  • 020 7831 6562

  • 020 7405 6929

  • contact@akt.org.uk

  • Monday - Friday 10am -5pm

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 2164 - 020 3288 2180

  • bardagvb@hotmail.co.uk

  • 09:00 - 16:00 Monday to 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. 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

DePaul – Alone in London

We work with young people from 16-25 who are at risk of homelessness.  We provide a range of services for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  Our services include developing your skills and providing the resources you need.

We offer:

  • Housing advice
  • Family mediation
  • Mind Connect (counselling)
  • Early intervention in schools and colleges

Our vision is to support young people, preventing homelessness.  Our mission includes enabling you to make informed and positive choices about your life, and supporting you and your family to respond to crisis situations.

  • Yvonne Jones

  • 34 Decima Street
    Sherborne House
    Endeavour Centre
    SE1 4QQ

  • 020 7939 1236

  • 020 7939 1234

  • Yvonne.Jones@depaulcharity.org.uk

  • Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm

Depaul – Nightstop (16-25 year olds)

Nightstop London is a project of DePaul UK. Nightstop provides temporary emergency accommodation for homeless, vulnerable but also ‘low risk’ young people aged 16-25 years, in the homes of trained volunteers, on a one-night-at-a-time basis. 

It is preventative in nature, aiming to catch young people at their point of crisis whie they still have links with their peers, or family in their local community.

Please also check our website for further information

  • 34 Decima Street
    Sherborne House
    Endeavour Centre
    SE1 4QQ

  • 0207 939 1240

  • 020 7939 1226

  • Hayley.mullin@depaulcharity.org.uk

  • Monday to Friday 9.3am - 5.30pm

Hope4BarkingDagenham (H4BD)

Hope 4 Barking and Dagenham (H4BD) aims to provide emergency temporary accommodation for people sleeping rough in Barking and Dagenham.

We offer night shelter for people over the age of 18 who are homeless. We cannot admit families with children under 18.  To access the Night Shelter please register at the Source or contact the Operations Manager directly.

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

 

 

 

 

  • Emma

  • 37A Vicarage Fields Shopping Centre
    Barking

    IG11 8DH

  • 020 8594 2404

  • Operation Manager 07527192161

  • thesourcebcu@gmail.com

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday 11-12, 2-3. Wednesday 11-12.

The Source Drop In

The Source is a charity run by Barking Churches Unite.  We are a drop in centre in Vicarage Fields Shopping Centre at Unit 37a on the first floor opposite the post office. 

We currently offer a buffet style lunch for those who are homeless or in need.  12-2 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

We also offer advice, help and support, a postal address, referrals to foodbank and night shelter.  These sessions are NOT offered during lunch time.

We run Peaced Together, an arts and craft based therapy group – places are limited, so need to be booked.

We have a Bereavement Support Group called Rebuild Sustain on the last Saturday of the month from 3pm – 5pm.

 

 

 

  • Anyone there can help you

  • 1st Floor, Vicarage Fields
    Barking

  • 020 8594 2404

  • thesourcebcu@gmail.com

  • We are open: 11-3 Monday, Tuesday and Friday. 11-2 on Wednesday and 12-3 on Saturday.

    We are closed on a Thursday except for appointments and specific special sessions.

    All the above times and sessions are subject to change.