Working for equality & equal opportunities, elimination of all forms of discrimination; and the promotion of good community relations & community cohesion.
Our purpose is to work to eliminate all forms of unfair discrimination and promote equal opportunity and good relations between people of different racial or religious groups, different backgrounds and lifestyles within the Borough and the surrounding area.
Some key census (2011) results for Barking and Dagenham:
Following a long and relatively steep decline in population since the 1960s, the Borough is now one of the fastest-growing local authority areas in the country, with an estimated 186,000 residents in 2011. Physical regeneration schemes like Barking Riverside, where some 10,800 new homes are being built, will help contribute to a continued high rate of population growth – and the number of people living in borough increasing to 221,000 by 2020.
Barking and Dagenham has also become significantly more ethnically diverse in recent years. Increasing diversity offers considerable opportunities, but the pace of change has posed a number of real challenges for community cohesion.
Problems of disadvantage in education, income and health are significant drivers of deprivation in the Borough, where over half (52%) of the population live in the 20% most deprived Lower Super Output Areas in England; 34% (16,245) of children are living in poverty, much higher than the England average of nearly 21%. (Barking and Dagenham’s Health Profile Public Health England (PHE), July 2014)
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Unit 2, 30 Thames Road,
Barking IG11 0HZ
Tel: 0208 594 2773
We are an independent voluntary organisation based in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, managed by local people with services provided by volunteers.
We are a UK registered charity no. 1073172
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