Local services under threat

Jon Cruddas' monthly Barking and Dagenham Post column outlined the pressing issues that currently face the local area in terms of services.


Community Focus: RAGS

RAGS provide help and support for families whose lives are touched by Autism. We believe that every person with autism has potential to fulfil, and we enable this by supporting the entire family - parents, siblings and the individual with autism.

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Armed Forces Day 2013

This year will mark the fifth annual Armed Forces Day.

Jon Cruddas MP mobilises Dagenham and Rainham against the prison plans

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham recently circulated a community focus survey centred on the local NHS. The survey called for people to support the campaign against closures at King George’s Hospital. The survey also asked if people thought more resources should be invested to sort out the increasing problems at Queen’s Hospital.

We are pleased to announce that ‘Campaign packs’ are now available to local residents wishing to do some canvassing and petition collecting down their street. The packs also include window posters and information sheets on the possible disadvantages of having a large scale prison facility in the local area. Please fill in the form below to request one.

Over the past couple of days payday loan companies have been hitting the headlines, highlighting an emerging ‘out of control’ sub-culture of high interest money lending. Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has thrown his support behind a local credit union to promote responsible loans and secure, informed financial options.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in April 2013 was 3,504. This represents a rate of 7.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 115th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

Small Charity Week 2013: June 17th – June 22nd

British Telecom (BT) is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading apprenticeship providers and has recently been recognised by the Learning Skills Council. BT is constantly working with learning providers across the country to help develop their ever growing apprenticeship scheme.

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