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This offers information on employment options for disabled people

Access to work

Finding employment that suits you and your circumstances is not always easy. There are a number of organisations in the borough that might be able to help.

Support into Employment

Access to Work

If you have a disability, you might need support or additional equipment so you can do your job. Help is available whether you are working, looking for work, or about to start work. If you qualify, Access to Work might be able to help provide you and your employer with advice and help with extra costs to make sure you can work to your full potential.

Click here to find out more information on Access to work

Job Shops

The Council is working with key local partners including Jobcentre Plus, employment and skills providers and employers to help more people into sustainable work. Over the next 10 years Barking and Dagenham Council and its partners aim to stimulate the creation of 10,000 new jobs in the borough and to equip local people with the skills needed to compete for them.

Click here to find out more information on Job shops

Tomorrows People

Tomorrow's People is a charity that helps people who are claiming Incapacity Benefits or Employment and Support Allowance. They work to help people find and keep work. They provide one-to-one support and advice on many aspects of job hunting.

To find out more information click here

Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus allows you to search for a job, training and career information anywhere in the UK. 

Click here to go to the LBBD Jobcentre plus information page

Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus is now available on the public services website Direct.gov.uk.

Jobcentre Plus allows you to search for a job, training and career information anywhere in the UK. 

Their staff are trained to help you find the right kind of work, whatever it is you are looking for. They can also offer help and support if you cannot work, and advice on what benefits you might be able to get.

Jobcentre Plus

Support for people with a disability

If you have a disability you can speak to a Disability Employment Advisor (DEA). They work for Jobcentre Plus and can give you specialist support. They can tell you about suitable jobs and training programmes, and provide help and support whatever your situation is. Your DEA will help you to find work or gain new skills even if you have little or no work experience or haven't worked for a long time.

Visit the DEA website

Get in touch

Jobcentre Plus
Phone: 0845 6060 234
Minicom: 0845 6055 255
Web: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Jobseekers/programmesandservices/index.htm

The Government is making it easier for you to access information and services through the Directgov website. It provides information about things like employment, independent living and rights.

Starting or running a business

If you are thinking about starting your own business in the borough, there is a range of information, advice and support available to help you.

Getting the right advice can help you to make a success of running your own business. We can help your business in a variety of ways, including property searches and help with planning and environmental regulation. Please contact us for further information. 

Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce

Becoming a member of the Chamber of Commerce gives you extra support as a business. The Chamber represents its members' interests and supports their competitiveness and growth. It has a lot of input when it comes to making decisions that affect local businesses. The Chamber also provides a networking forum and valuable business information.

Visit the Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce website

Business Link London

Business Link London is part of Gov.uk. 

Visit the Gov.uk website

Enterprise Centres

Barking and Dagenham Enterprise

Barking Enterprise Centre

Dagenham Business Centre

Getting in touch

Business and Regeneration Department
Phone: 020 8227 5315

Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 020 8591 6966
Web: www.bdchamber.co.uk

Business Link London
Phone: 0845 6000 787
Web: www.businesslink.gov.uk

Getting the right advice can help you to make a success of running your own business.