Our History

STRONGER TOGETHER

Working for equality & equal opportunities, elimination of all forms of discrimination; and the promotion of good community relations & community cohesion.

HELLO

A FEW WORDS ABOUT US

 

We are an independent voluntary organisation.

 

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.

WHAT WE DO

WHO WE ARE

 

Find out about us and our Trustees.

 

ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

 

Includes 'Working with others' and 'Future plans'.

 

CONTACT US

 

Get involved.

 

 

Some key census (2011) results for Barking and Dagenham:

 

  • The Borough’s population has increased by 22,000 since 2001
  • There has been an almost 50% growth in 0 to 4 year olds
  • There are fewer people with no qualifications compared to 2001
  • Highest percentage of lone parent households with dependent children in the country.
  • Private renting in the borough has increased from 5% in 2001 to 17% in 2011.

OUR BOROUGH

 

Barking & Dagenham is now the 2nd poorest borough in London; 9th poorest in England. The social, health and other community challenges are immense.

 

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)

 

 

 

 

Our services are free - but we need you help to keep going. Please make a donation. Every donation makes a big difference

CONTACT US

Unit 2, 30 Thames Road,

Barking IG11 0HZ

Tel: 0208 594 2773

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PROFILE

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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