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September 2016

Aviva Community Fund

Sep 23, 2016

Aviva has recently launched its annual Aviva Community Fund. The competition which is open until 11 October 2016 encourages community groups, charities and the general public to submit ideas and plans for community projects that would truly make a difference to the local area. Entrants can submit plans big and small, requesting up to Up to £1,000, £5,000, £10,000 or £25,000 worth of funding to make the project a reality.

The Leys Regeneration

Sep 21, 2016

Barking and Dagenham is continuing its historic commitment to house building, with huge regeneration projects across the borough, all funded by the innovative Estates Renewal Programme. At the core of the programme are plans to modernise The Leys in Dagenham Village and Gascoigne Estate in Barking.

Jon Cruddas responds to boundary change plans

Sep 14, 2016

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham responds to the initial boundary change proposals:

August Unemployment Statistics for Dagenham & Rainham

Sep 14, 2016

 

The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in August 2016 was 1,612. This represents a rate of 3.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 174th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.

Emergency paediatric services moved from KGH to Queen’s Hospital

Sep 12, 2016

In the London borough of Barking and Dagenham there are over 40 surgeries that operate 5 days a week; alongside the availability of 3 advice surgeries for residents within the borough and in the neighbouring borough of Havering.

However, health care is becoming a growing issue across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge [BHR]. Local Labour MP Jon Cruddas has recently spoken out about the cuts and reduction of services locally, highlighting that it is “becoming ever more difficult for residents to access good quality health care” in the local area.

Heathway Medical Centre ‘inadequate’ says CQC report

Sep 09, 2016

The Heathway Medical Centre located on Broad Street in Dagenham has unfortunately failed to meet targets following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission. The GP practice has been ranked as ‘inadequate’ failing to meet any targets.

The main areas that are looked at during the CQC inspections are; safety, care quality, effectiveness, whether they are responsive and how well-led the facility is. They also look in-depth at specific areas of service such as elderly care, mental health care, families etc.

The practice has now been placed in special measures.

Our NHS - Your Views

Sep 08, 2016
Being able to access good health care quickly and easily is a top priority for most of us. There's nothing more important than keeping our families safe.In our area, however, health services have been below standard for some time now.Queen's Hospital is still in special measures and more and more services are being moved out of the area.The renal unit that was provided by BARTS has been relocated; cancer screening, sexual health services and smoking cessation services have all gone too. Add on top of this the cuts to the funding of local walk-in centres and it's no wonder that my inbox is so full of people's queries and complaints about local healthcare. The system is at breaking point.I'm currently in talks with local health bosses trying to make sure we get a better service.What would really help is if you could tell me about the experiences of you and your family over the last 6 months. You can tell me by completing the questionnaire below. It will help me argue our case when I'm in these meetings if I can point to the stories of people who are using the service.
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Communities Can

Sep 06, 2016

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund and delivered locally by the Barking and Dagenham CVS and The Young Federation – Communities Can is an initiative that has been set up to provide support for community groups and organisations.

Want to develop your organisation and the impact it has on the wider community? If your organisation is based in Barking and Dagenham, has an income of lower than £10,000 per year, and has a proven track record in helping to make the borough a better place to live and work then this could be for you.

     

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