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Events in the Community

Keep Active, Keep Moving

Junior & Youth Sensory Circus 

Click HERE to view the upcoming information about the Sensory Circus for those young people with all abilities.

We can do it Club


Coffee & Chat with BD Collective

Click on the link below if you would like to sign up to the below with BD Collective... https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/copy-of-copy-of-coffee-and-chat-ripple-road-tickets-162300730855?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


Cancer Awareness Online Event 

Click HERE to find out more details on how to sign up for an online Cancer Awareness Event on Tuesday 20th July 2021

The Social Action team at London Riverside Church (LRC) over the weekend of 10 -11 July 2021, LRC plans to run a ‘Love the Borough’ event.  Over these two days they will undertake a variety of community projects within the local Barking and Dagenham community.  Further details are available on the LRC website.
One of the planned projects is a DIY SOS style event.   Subject to location and permission, they would like to offer basic DIY services such as assembling flat pack furniture, garden fence repairs/replacement, garden clearance, grass cutting etc.  Additional requests will be considered if they have the expertise and resources to carry out the task.  They are writing to ask if you have any families or individuals that you feel could benefit from the type of services we hope to offer over the weekend.  Please contact them at Hello@londonriversidechurch.com using the subject heading: Love the Borough: DIY SOS giving us the name and contact details of the family and the nature of the work that may need to be done.  Please let them know by 25th June 2021.
You may also be interested to know that some other events we will be holding over the weekend include a Jumble Giveaway - like a Jumble sale but free! and a Community help centre.
Please get in touch with Megan Charles (07956 527763) or Sandra Smith (0208  5932241) if you would like further information.

Community group The Source 

Weekly social club for the age group 60+. The social club will enable elderly residents to meet, knit and natter.
If you are interested or know someone who is - Click HERE for more details.

Parent Support Group

A NEW support group with Mind for parents caring for for young people with Menatl Health - Click HERE for more details.

Young at Hearts Programme

Click HERE to find out what virtual sessions the LBBD have for the Young at hearts programme.

Click HERE for movements for Action Autism programme.
East London Rape Crisis, Nia hae two new groups running. Themes of wellbeing, self-care and empowerment in a safe and supportive environment. It will be a space to share resources, look at different activities together while also signposting to further support. 
The sessions will be delivered on teams, with a teams invite sent via email to the young women the day before. Click HERE and HERE to view the group sessions and for more details.
Every Tuesday from 2 February 2021
Time: 11.00 to 11.45am
Via: Microsoft Teams – Please use the attached guide to download Microsoft teams to your phone or laptop and then press the link below on the day and time of the programme.
Microsoft Teams meeting .
Join on your computer or mobile app

**As we’re now in another national lockdown, looking after our mind and body is so important. Lots of people make new year’s resolutions to get fit and be healthier but in the current situation there’s never been a better time to stick to those resolutions and we can help! Join our FREE Lean Living programme for a host of free weekday and weekend online sessions. Spaces are filling up fast so join today or you can contact us on healthy.lifestyles@lbbd.gov.uk or 020 8724 8018 to reserve a space for you.

**First Steps is a fun, multi-skills based resource targeting inactive 3-11 year olds with a visual impairment.  The aim of the project is to get young people with a VI engaged in physical activity in the comfort of their own home alongside their family and friends.  Click HERE for more information.

**Ab Phab have 2 new Projects running please click on the names to find out more information. Next Steps Project - Evolve Project


Heathway Centre After School Activities

Please clcik HERE to check out the new Heathway Centre after school activities taking you right up to the 3rd April 2020.

Babyzone for Futurezone

Have you got a baby? Would you like to find out about FREE classes? Click HERE for more information.

Domestic Abuse Forum

16 Days of Activism are approaching. There is lots happening in the borough. Please click on the link for the scheduled events: https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/domestic-abuse-and-sexual-violence 

Progress Project 

Check out the new Progress Project FREE in Dagenham for 8-25 year olds.Click HERE for more information.

Ageing Well Programme

Barking and Dagenham Council organise and support a range of activities and opportunities for older people across the borough.Click HERE to see what they have going on and to find out more details.

Kids Patch Weekend Club

Kids Patch is DABD's 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. Please click HERE for more details.

Live a Better Life 

Do you have a mental health issue?  Do you want to get fitter? Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to improve your health?If so then the Live a Better Life Programme could be for you.Over a 12 week course you will be able to participate in a range of different physical activities and health and emotional wellbeing workshops. Please click HERE for more details.

Transition to adult life with SEN

Action for Kids, together with the Advocacy and Support Partership and leading law firm Irwin Mitchell, are delighted to present a series of flagship seminars for parents, carers and professionals on issues related to special educational needs and disabilities.Seminars are only £15 (including lunch) for parents and carers, and £45 for Professionals. Click HERE for more details.

DABD New group for men 60+

Every Monday 10.30am-12.30pm Fanshawe Community Complex, Barnmead Road, Dagenham, RM9 5DX. Full size snooker table, darts, board games, cards. Support to us ethe ipad or computer, tea and coffee avalibale. For more information call DABD Golden years team on 0208 2159770

Stay Strong, Stay Active

Free 12 week exercise programme starting in your area. Led by specialist instructor and provento reduce the risk of falling. Improve your strength, balance and Independence. PRE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Suitable for you if :

* You want to improve your strength and balance * You have fallen or aqre at risk of falling * You are over 50. Click HERE for more details and to book your place.


The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham recognises the importance of carers and the contribution they make in supporting family members with care needs through the care assessments process or reviews.They have commissioned Cambridge House Advocacy Service to deliver advocacy training to carers to strengthen their existing skills which we believe will help carers be more confident and effective when supporting those they are caring for through a Care Assessment Process or Review. You may decide to use these learned advocacy skills in the future to gain employment in advocacy either through paid or voluntary work. For Carers in Barking & Dagenham FREE ADVOCACY TRAINING,

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham recognises the importance of carers and the contribution they make in supporting family members with care needs through the care assessments process or reviews. This training is offered free to all carers who care for someone living in Barking and Dagenham. Each training programme contains 5 half-day sessions (3.5 hours). To gain certificate, you will need to attend all 5 sessions, however, the training is flexible and if you cannot commit to all 5 sessions in one programme, you can attend missed sessions in the second or third programmes. Please click HERE for more details..

What Sports Club will you join? 

Click HERE to find out what sports clubs are going on in your area on what days and times.

Flowing River Tai Chi

Classes in Dagenham and Barking.
Teaching Yang style Tai Chi (slow set), push hands, Qi-gong.
Tuesday evening class (6.00 - 8.00pm) in Village Community Hall, Vicarage Road, Dagenham, RM10 9SD
Thursday morning class (10.00-11.00am) in Barking Park, by the Cafe.
Fully Insured, DBS, First Aid trained Contact: 07753125696 - John Bell

Football Skills & Coaching for Children with disabilities

Weekly sessions on Saturdays 10.30-12.30pm at Barking Abbey Lower School. Click HERE for more information.

Big Deal- Studio3arts

FREE Classes for Young People in Dance, Theatre & Music
Studio3arts are delighted to announce that Big Deal, award-winning youth programme, is going into overdrive with tons of classes, workshops, performances and trips this Spring! And they want YOU to get involved. Their classes run weekly and are FREE (thanks to Children In Need and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation). No need to book, just turn up!So if you are an avid dancer, actor, comedian, musician or interested in music production then pop in for a visit! Please click here for a full weekly schedule of our classes.

The Purple Penquin Club

A brand new charity held at The Heathway Centre, 512a Heathway, Dagenham, RM10 7SJ are providing a quality respite and activity club for children aged 5-18 years who have a disability or additional need.They firmly believe that every Child and Young Person who has any kind of disability should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and have the right to be fully included in the community. Please visit the website HERE to find out more information. 

Get Together For the Elderly

Every Thursday - 10.00am to 12.00pm, Sessions cost £2.00 at Crowlands Heath Golf Club, Wood Lane, Dagenham, RM8 1JX
Why not join Rivers of Joy at their weekly “Get together for the Elderly?”
You can join them for a chat over a cup of tea / coffee / snacks. There are lots of games and other fun things to do, each session costs £2.00.
For more information, please call Ronke on (020) 8532 7313 / 07950 251108 or click HERE for a copy of the leaflet.