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World Mental Health Day 2016

Oct 10, 2016

Monday 10th October (today) is World Mental Health Day, and with rising mental health issues nationally this year more charities and organisations are working together to raise awareness. This year the theme set by the Mental Health Foundation is psychological first aid, and they are encouraging ‘Tea & Talk’ events across the country to help raise awareness about the support that people can provide to those in distress. You can find out more about these events, and how to host your own by clicking HERE

Deferral on Dover’s Corner Development Plans

Oct 07, 2016

Last night the Dover’s Corner development proposals went before Havering Council’s Planning Committee. The proposals are part of the Beam Park development masterplan which will eventually see Beam Reach transformed, delivering thousands of new homes. The first phase includes over 500 new properties on Dover’s Corner – which some may know as the Somerfield Site.

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

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.

Jon Cruddas responds to boundary change plans

Sep 14, 2016

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

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.

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.

Rainham Newsletter from Havering Council

Aug 17, 2016

Do you live in Rainham and want to know more about the things happening across the ward? Havering Council produce monthly updates in the form of an e-newsletter letting residents know about upcoming events, local news, and updates for ongoing issues in the local area.

This month the focus is on the huge investment and development planned to transform the A1306 and its industrial surroundings. There is also a competition for budding photographers in the local area. You can also find out when the next drop in session is with your Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

Dovers Farm Estate Green

Jul 29, 2016

Green spaces are at the heart of every community. They represent a space where people have precedence, a space where they are free from cars and concrete, where the eye is drawn to trees and skylines, not concrete and glass. A safe space for children to play, families to congregate, converse and communities to learn about each other.

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