At the beginning of July Jon Cruddas MP was contacted by a local resident of Barking and Dagenham who runs a newly launched adults football club called FC Glacier. The idea behind the club was to offer a place for those that love the game but have not made it as professional footballers. There are many career paths within the sport that can still be achieved without being a pro player and the club aims to help people realise their dreams.

FC Glacier are seeking funding to provide:

         - Football kits and attire

 

Jon Cruddas MP is encouraging residents to support XLP’s Annual City Sleep Out on 20th March 2020. You can find out more about the event here: https://www.xlp.org.uk/city-sleepout.html 

The London based charity are aiming to raise £30,000 to support projects that keep young people in school and out of gangs. The event will also help raise awareness of the issues facing young people growing up in poverty.

 

On Saturday 25th January, the Faith & Belief Forum will be delivering a free one-day training to young leaders (aged 18-30) working and/or living in Barking and Dagenham. 

The day will be a chance to explore the themes of identity, types of leadership and experiences of living in and/or working in the borough with other young leaders from different backgrounds. Attendees will then create a map of the skills, strengths and resources you and your community already have.   

 

The Barking and Dagenham Youth Zone is an innovative and exciting facility built for the borough’s young people ages 8-19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities or learning difficulties. After officially opening this May, the Youth Zone has already exceeded expectations with over 4,000 young people signed up as members and over 20,000 individual visits.

The Barking & Dagenham and Havering Young Londoners Local Network is a new project funded by the Mayor of London and delivered by Barking and Dagenham CVS. The network has two aims:

Today Barking and Dagenham welcomes Prince Harry to officially open London’s first Youth Zone. Over the last few months Prince Harry has spoken openly about the importance of young people having somewhere to go, and activities to participate in. It is widely accepted that one of the key catalysts for serious violent crime amongst young people is the reduction of funding to youth services across the country, leaving children with fewer opportunities.

Today Barking and Dagenham welcomes Prince Harry to officially open London’s first Youth Zone. Over the last few months Prince Harry has spoken openly about the importance of young people having somewhere to go, and activities to participate in. It is widely accepted that one of the key catalysts for serious violent crime amongst young people is the reduction of funding to youth services across the country, leaving children with fewer opportunities.

Last week the time to register as an Interested Party in the development of a huge waste incineration plant in Belvedere came to a close. Since October last year Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has been campaigning against the application. In recent weeks Jon has rallied a wide coalition of support for the campaign including the Greater London Authority, Teresa Pearce MP for Erith and Thamesmead, and many others.

Jon Cruddas MP received some exciting news last week for the young people of Havering. Extra funding has been provided by the Mayor of London for the Young Londoner Fund. The Mayor’s Office just announced a further £13.2m of Young Londoners Fund grants across 72 projects.

The Mayor has created the Young Londoners Fund to help London’s children and young adults make the most of our amazing city. The Mayor's new Young Londoners Fund will help children and young people to fulfil their potential, particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime.

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has cosigned a letter calling on the government to tackle childhood obesity. Even though there is a childhood obesity crisis across the nation, Barking and Dagenham have one of the highest rates of childhood obesity in London. According to the NHS one in four of year 6 pupils in this borough were considered obese. Due to the seriousness of this issue, Jon has joined Cancer Research and the Obesity Health Alliance in calling on the government to take action.

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