Following the devastating Afghanistan Crisis, many of Jon Cruddas MP’s constituents have asked how they can help, donate or assist those coming over to seek asylum in the UK.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in July 2021 was 6,025. This represents a rate of 8.6% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 5.4%.

There are 40 more claimants than in June 2021 and there are 3,290 more claimants than in March 2020 before the UK lockdown began. Note the majority of this increase happed in March-May 2020 at the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

At the beginning of July, Jon Cruddas MP's team had the pleasure of visiting Build On Belief at St Lukes Church on Dagenham Road. Build On Belief specialises in designing, implementing and running weekend services for people who are struggling with, or are in recovery from their substance use; namely drugs and alcohol.

Jon Cruddas MP has encouraged local residents to consider joining Barking and Dagenham's revamped waste collection team. Barking and Dagenham Council are currently in the process of improving the borough's refuse collection programme and are looking to recruit new members to their waste collection team. Roles available include drivers, loaders, street cleaners, office staff and supervisors.

Penguin, the book publisher, is on the lookout for new writers. ­Write Now is a programme which aims to find, mentor and publish new writers and illustrators from communities under-represented on the UK's bookshelves. The programme includes a range of opportunities for budding writers and illustrators to get involved with including workshops and mentoring with Penguin's own editors and designers for a year to develop a book or artwork.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in August 2016 was 1,612. This represents a rate of 3.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 174th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.

The local Council is proud to show its support for Armed Forces Day 2013, and will be doing so in a number of ways this year, including a community event at Valence House Museum on the day itself.

LBBD Council have launched a ‘Save our Streets' campaign in order to address the growing issue of potholes and road maintenance in the borough. Local residents who are fed-up with deteriorating road conditions are being called upon to sign the petition and support the campaign.

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.

Community Focus: Carers of Barking and Dagenham

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