Here you will find upcoming events and activities in Barking and Dagenham.
Shortbreaks4me would like to invite Parents and Carers of children and young people with an additional need or disability who reside in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, to take part in providing feedback on your experience of using the new e- market place. Please click HERE for more details.
Barking & Dagenham Council will be holding their 2nd Big Conversation on Saturday 17th February at The Hub at Castle Point, Dagenham on from 10am-12pm.Come and Join the conversation and share your experiences of life in Barking and Dagenham, please bring a picture of a place in the borough that means something to you (this can be a picture of the borough at any time from 50 years ago to today).They want to listen to what you value in your community and how, together, we can create stronger conversations and connections in Barking and Dagenham. If you plan on coming along, email email@example.com to confirm your place
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.
The Heathway Centre's Programme
Please find attached the Heathway Centre's term time programme for families with children and young people with additional needs/disabilities. Click HERE to view February half terms programme.
Promoting Indepedence for 16-24 year olds
Exciting Opportunities for 16-24 year olds! 1 day per week for 6 months - Guaranteed job interviews upon successful completion of chosen course - Ongoing support to help young people progress into employment, apprenticeships and further education. Click HERE for 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.
Heathway Centre - New Opening Times
The Heathway Centre are changing their opening times on Fridays. Please click HERE for more information.
Free Mindfulness Course for Carers
Click HERE to find out more about a FREE 6 week course for carers.
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.
Exercise for Carers
Please CLICK HERE if you are interest in exercise. If you are over 50 and are in need of strength or balance retraining and also have a cognitive impairment then please call Whole Body Therapy to save your place.The exercises are personalised and progressive over the 14 weeks to your needs and abilities.They have worked with over 110 people over the last year with our falls prevention work and some have had great results in improving their independence and well being.
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.
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.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.