A Collaborative Approach to £40,000

January 20th, 2021Pam and Adelaide are residents of Barking and Dagenham’s Thames Ward.Recognising a need in their area, the lack of community and play space for young children, and witnessing a neglected area, an unused skatepark, they sought to do something about...

Working towards a Resilient Borough

In the middle of a global pandemic, it is easy to focus on fighting the fire in front of us rather than considering the long-term goals of recovery. Whilst there is a sense of reality and logic in dealing with the moment, we want to emerge the other side of this...

We Are Not Alone

It’s so easy to fall into the trap of seeing yourself, your social enterprise, your charity, your organisation, as standing alone in trying to see positive change in Barking&Dagenham. Your customers and those you interact with may be saying things like,...

How to Start a Network

There’s a lot going on in our current networks next week and that’s exciting! We hope to see many of you at some point in the week.We currently have three networks established: The Food Network, Early Help for Families, Reimagining Adult Social Care;...

Reflections on the Early Help Network

by Sally Dixon, Community ResourcesAt the Early Help for Families Network meeting on Monday three things struck me: firstly, the passion and appetite for change that there was in the room; secondly, the ‘sleeves rolled up, feet on the ground’ kind of knowledge and...