ABOUT BD COLLECTIVE

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

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 the BD_Collective related activites, primarlly 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 accross 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

Karen West-Whylie

Member of the Learning Group

Nat Defriend

Nat Defriend

Member of the Learning Group

Nighat Bhola

Nighat Bhola

Leading Food Network

Terry Miller

Terry Miller

Co-leading Reimagining Adult Social Care Network

LizA Vallance

LizA Vallance

Steering Group Member

Nathan Singleton

Nathan Singleton

Steering Group Member

Elaine James

Elaine James

Collective spokeswoman

Zahra Ibrahim

Zahra Ibrahim

Co-leading Early Help Network & Learning Group Member

Avril Mcintyre

Avril Mcintyre

Secretariat Management & Learning Group Member

Sally Dixon

Sally Dixon

Co-lead Reimagining Early Help for Families

Alison Cormack

Alison Cormack

Co-ordination & partner support

Lorraine Goldberg

Lorraine Goldberg

Co-leading Reimaging Adult Social Care Network

Sarah Robertson

Sarah Robertson

Lead Youth 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.

  • We will build meaningful relationships by investing time in one another and recognising what others are doing
  • We will be accountable by being transparent and following through on promises with one another, with funders and with residents.
  • We will ensure everyone is heard, practise shared decision making and widen opportunities for people to contribute – challenging systems of power.
  • We will build a foundation of trust, demonstrating goodwill and confidence in one another, displaying a positive and supportive attitude.

Meetings & Plans