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Parent Support

During this period of uncertainty, we want to make sure our pupils and their families are safe and able to access any support they you may need. Below is some information about organisations that can offer help in specific areas.

 

Food

This is a difficult time for families, and you may be worried about not having access to the food you need.

If you are pregnant or have a child under the age of 4, you may be entitled to Healthy Start Vouchers: to find out, click here.

 

Please find below the local food banks that may be able to help:

 

Dagenham Food Banks:

RCCG House Of Faith Connections
The BEACON, 104 New Road, Dagenham, RM9 6PE

Tel: 020 8595 0122

Opening times:

Wednesday   11:00 – 13:00

Saturday       11:00 – 13:00

 

Living Hope

Old Dagenham Methodist Church Hall, Rainham Road South, Dagenham RM10 8YT

Tel: 07983 431070

Opening times:

Tuesday   17:00 – 18:00

 

Bethel Christian Centre

170 Bennetts Castle Lane, Dagenham. RM8 3XP

Tel: 020 8595 8291

Opening times:

Monday           14:00 – 16:00

Thursday         10:00 – 16:00

Friday              10:00 – 12:00

 

Barking Food Bank:

www.barking.foodbank.org.uk

Elm Church, 93 Axe St, Barking IG11 7LZ

Tel: 020 8217 0660

 

Please find below a list of Community Food Clubs:

You can join to access a range of services, including health, employment, training and skills, plus reduce the price of your shopping bill. Pay £3.50 (weekly) or £10 per month a visit to access £20 worth of shopping each week.

William Bellamy Children’s Centre – Mondays 12-4pm

Frizland’s Lane, Dagenham, RM10 7HX

020 8724 1924

Marks Gate Community Hub – Thursdays 11-1pm

Rose Lane, RM6 5NR

Fridays 12-2pm

Bastable Avenue, Barking, IG11 0LG

020 8270 6619

 

Finance and General Advice

 

Barking and Dagenham Citizens Advice 020 8507 5969

Nationaldebtline.org

DABD – Dagenham based

www.dabd.org.uk/help-and-advice/help-with-money

email  info@dabd.org.uk phone 0208 592 8603

 

Liberty credit union – Loans

Website www.lcu.org.uk/ Phone  01708 741 899

Opening times:

Monday           10:00 – 16:00

Tuesday           10:00 – 16:00

Thursday         10:00 – 16:00

Friday              10:00 – 16:00

Saturdays        10:00 – 13:00

 

Healthy Living

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities –

Physical games to play with your children, they also have quizzes and online games

healthychildren.org

https://www.verywellfamily.com/ways-to-exercise-with-children-1257117

 

Yoga, dancing and active play

lovefoodhatewaste.com – ideas for minimizing food waste

www.bbcgoodfood.com

https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/food/recipe-collections

 

Online Support

Where can I get support with online bullying or other online issues?

 

Helpful Apps:

BBC Own It – Digital wellbeing app

Mindful Gnats – For mindfulness and relaxation techniques

SmilingMinds – Age 7 + – Meditation and mindfulness

Calm Harm – Help to manage the urge to self-harm

Clear Fear – Help to manage anxiety

MeeTwo – Talk about difficult things