About BD Community Resources

ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE


We are all about collaboration - connecting people, projects and places.

BD_Collective brings the social sector of Barking and Dagenham together in partnership with others - organisations joining forces to address local challenges, develop initiatives, share good practice and showcase success.

We can connect you with people to:

  • Develop joint funding bids
  • Collaborate on projects
  • Mentor & share learning

MEET THE STEERING GROUP


Steering Group

Moving into Year 2, we have transitioned the Interim Board into the Steering Group.  This group is made up of people who are leading on BD_Collective related activities, primarily Networks.  As new networks are formed, the co-ordinator will be added into the Steering Group.

There will also be a Learning Group, made up of people from the Steering Group who will ensure all activity across Networks and other initiatives is driven by the Collective’s 4 values.  Members will self-select and there will be a maximum of 6 at any one time.

Karen West-Whylie

Member of the Learning Group

Nat Defriend

Member of the Learning Group

Nighat Bhola

Leading Food Network

Terry Miller

Co-leading Reimagining Adult Social Care Network

Liza Vallance

Co-leading Young People’s Network

Nathan Singleton

Co-leading Young People’s Network

Elaine James

Collective spokeswoman

Zahra Ibrahim

Co-leading Early Help Network & Learning Group member

Avril McIntyre

Secretariat management & Learning Group member

Alison Cormack

Co-ordination & partner support

Lorraine Goldberg

Co-leading Reimaging Adult Social Care Network

The Charter

We have a set of simple statements about the basis of our working together. Take a moment to review our Charter - we hold each other to these principles.

Meetings & Plans

Notes from the meeting of the Board will be published here along with forthcoming plans.

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