Housing and Council Tax Benefit Advice Day

 

The government is changing benefit rules from April 2013.

If you claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit, come along to find out how these changes will affect you.

Local MP attends St Francis Hospice Spring raffle launch

National Housing Federation statistics reveal that 1,216 households will be hit by the government’s ‘Bedroom Tax’ locally in Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park. It is predicted that these households will lose an average of £728 a year. The report is broken down by constituency and highlights that the Bedroom Tax will hit 660,000 households nationwide, two thirds of them home to someone with a disability.

Jon Cruddas on men's role in stopping violence against women

Frederick Jones and Rita Giles - local residents receive MBE

Community Focus: Old Dagenham Park Bowls Club

Old Dagenham Park Bowls Club was formed in 1972 and the founders were Jean and Jim James together with Betty and Len Maisey. Len Maisey is still a member today. The club’s badge represents Dagenham Docks where most of the members worked at that time and the crossed keys was the name of the local pub.

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