Last week, Asda proudly launched a dedicated volunteer shopping card to help vulnerable customers and those who are self-isolating and unable to go into store. There are a number of Asda superstores located in and around Dagenham and Rainham that residents can access, and this new scheme seeks to support the most vulnerable along with our key workers.

 

Last week Jon Cruddas MP was contacted by Clarion’s Head of Housing regarding their approach to the Covid-19 crisis, and what that means for residents living on the Orchard Village estate in South Hornchurch.

 

In light of the current Covid-19 crisis Jon Cruddas MP has been contacted by a number of organisations providing advice for constituents in a range of different circumstances. This week Jon was contacted by Diabetes UK who have provided specific advice for those living with diabetes across Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park.

Regular updates can be found here: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus 

Waltham Forest CAB are now offering free Pension Wise appointments across Barking & Dagenham and Havering, helping residents plan for their futures.

Following pension reforms on the 6th April people have greater freedoms on how they can use their pension pots. People reaching pension age will be able to take their money as a lump sum, take out an annuity or a mixture of both. Pension Wise is a new service being run by the government to help people understand what pension options are available to them.

King of Kings Tabernacle (KKT), a parish of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, has announced that they are partnering with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) to launch a debt-counseling program in Dagenham. CAP is an award-winning charity that counsels people of all faiths on how to get rid of debt and achieve financial stability. As Britain moves out of its longest-ever recession, CAP’s services are important for anyone in difficult times. The service is completely free and is not religiously restricted to any particular faith.

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.