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Young Carers

Oct 05, 2016

Young Carers are young people aged 8-18 years who care for a relative.

They may live in a family where someone is affected by a long term illness, disability, mental health issue, alcohol or substance misuse or HIV. The Young Carers Service supports Young Carers in Barking & Dagenham and Thurrock. You can find out more about the work the Young Carers Service does here: http://www.carerscentre.org.uk/services/young-carers

Dragons’ Den with a difference in Barking & Dagenham

Aug 23, 2016

On Friday 8th July local councillors played the role of dragons in a 'Dragons Den' competition with a difference. Rather than judging business proposals from budding entrepreneurs, Barking and Dagenham councillors watched and listened to local young people pitching their ideas for community campaigns and volunteering projects.

Resident parking issue in Whalebone Ward

Apr 01, 2016

Jon Cruddas Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham has been contacted by a number of residents in Whalebone Ward regarding the ongoing parking problems there. Over 150 local residents have presented Jon with a petition highlighting that commuters using Chadwell Heath Station use much of the nearby space to park their cars up before heading to work, and leave them there till late in the evening resulting in residents not be able to park in their own road.

Jon Cruddas question in Parliament on local school places

Mar 23, 2016

Last Thursday Jon Cruddas MP asked a question in the House of Commons on school places in Barking and Dagenham. Jon's opening statement can be found below, and the full debate can be found here: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2016-03-17a.1204.0&s=speaker%3...

Dagenham Civic Centre - the campaign continues

Feb 12, 2016

It’s the issue that captured the hearts of Dagenham, and sparked controversy amongst young and old residents alike. Way back at the end of 2014 rumours circulated, and then an article in the Barking & Dagenham Post seemingly confirmed everyone’s fears; that the iconic Dagenham Civic Centre was set to be sold off under the weight of £54 million of cuts to the local authority.

Barking and Dagenham College recognised for entrepreneurship excellence

Jun 28, 2013

Barking and Dagenham College recognised for entrepreneurship excellence

A recently released Ofsted report has commended Barking & Dagenham College for its commitment to students and its support in helping them achieve success.

Jon Cruddas MP throws his support behind the Liberty Credit Union

May 30, 2013

Over the past couple of days payday loan companies have been hitting the headlines, highlighting an emerging ‘out of control’ sub-culture of high interest money lending. Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has thrown his support behind a local credit union to promote responsible loans and secure, informed financial options.

Barking & Dagenham College media students excel at prestigious event

May 24, 2013

A group of five media and graphic design students from Barking and Dagenham College have been experiencing what it’s like to produce a short film, thanks to a special commission. The commission saw them film, conduct interviews and take all the photography at a prestigious event on Tuesday 14th May. The event was the Gazelle Colleges Group Summit at which speakers included Matthew Hancock, Minister for Skills, John Cridland CBE, Director General, CBI and Michael Davis, Chief Executive, UKCES.

The Young Entrepreneurial Challenge

Feb 27, 2013

Builddreams Education is an educational, training and service institution committed to exploring and understanding human consciousness and potential. Although based in Romford the project works in partnership with local education authorities, the pupil referral unit, the young offenders’ institution, sports clubs, voluntary and religious organisations spanning across both Havering and Barking and Dagenham working to empower young people.

Street Champions and Friendly Neighbours project

Feb 20, 2013

Street Champions and Friendly Neighbours project

The project was originally established in Newham and has been successfully running for 10 years now. The project has recently been introduced in Barking and Dagenham to great effect with many local volunteers becoming involved. The project is currently run by the Volunteer Bureau and is promoting community involvement across the borough.

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