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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.

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.

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.

New flags for Dagenham War Memorials

Aug 22, 2016

Over the past few weeks many residents may have noticed that the Union Jack has been missing from both the Dagenham Heathway War Memorial at the corner of Church Elm Lane, and the Dagenham Village War Memorial by Dagenham Parish Church.

The flags at both sites are normally replaced every two years in November prior to Remembrance Day to prevent them appearing too tattered during the service. However earlier this year it was noticed that the new flags were becoming quite worn a year ahead of scheduled replacement.

A parade short of a bagpipe

Aug 19, 2016

Another year passes and in three short months we will be remembering, as we do every year, that our liberties are built on the sacrifices of those that went before us. Remembrance Sunday this year falls on 13th November. Dagenham has a long and proud service history and has traditionally marked the day with a number of services across the borough. None more famous than the procession in Dagenham Village, led by the Dagenham Girl Pipers.

Number 5 Bus - Public Consultation

Aug 09, 2016

Over the last year a huge campaign has been run across the borough to get the number 5 bus rerouted so that it stops at Queen’s Hospital in Romford. The number 5 goes straight through the borough and would be of great benefit for people, meaning that residents would only have to take one bus rather than changing – or making the walk from Romford town centre.

June Unemployment Statistics for Dagenham & Rainham

Jul 21, 2016

The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in June 2016 was 1,543. This represents a rate of 3.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 182nd highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.

This includes 1,247 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and 296 people who were claiming Universal Credit but were not in employment. Some of these Universal Credit claimants may no longer be seeking work.

999 emergency - save our fire and rescue service

Jul 07, 2016

Jon Cruddas, the MP for Dagenham & Rainham, has opposed government plans to cut funding for Fire and Rescue Services by 20%. A passionate supporter of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), Jon is concerned that the cuts will compromise the capacity of hardworking firefighters to provide lifesaving 24/7 emergency services for a wide range of hazards.

Universal Peace Foundation Youth Achievement Awards

Jul 04, 2016

Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham, was pleased to attend the Universal Peace Foundation’s Youth Achievement Awards 2016 honouring young leaders at an event in Parliament last month. He was very grateful to have the opportunity to honour his constituent Natasha Doughty and other young achievers that well deserved recognition for their dedication and hard work.

Jon Cruddas MP becomes Breast Cancer Ambassador

Jul 04, 2016

Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham, has demonstrated his support for women with breast cancer by becoming a parliamentary ambassador for leading charity Breast Cancer Now.

Jon joins 200 MPs across the country who are pledging their support to Breast Cancer Now – the UK’s largest breast cancer charity – to remind fellow politicians and constituents alike that breast cancer is not a ‘done deal’ and that immediate action must be taken to stop the disease taking lives. 

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