Earlier this year, we partnered with local people to capture their stories from the pandemic and share their hopes and priorities for the future, and now we’re sharing the findings from this project with the community.Read more “BDCA to host Voices for Change exhibition and networking event”
We’ve got some great news for Newham children and families!
As restrictions continue to lift, we’re now offering a programme of FREE face to face activities at our community centre that you can just turn up to on the day – no advance booking required.Read more “Family activities at The Well!”
This summer, Mentesnot Mengesha is walking an amazing 100 miles barefoot within Newham to fundraise for BDCA and support families in need across our borough.
Mentesnot is a former refugee who fled Ethiopia during civil war 30 years ago and settled in Newham to build a successful new life. Read his inspiring story!Read more “Interview with Mentesnot Mengesha”
You might think that, with restrictions beginning to ease, things would at last be looking up for those who’ve been struggling during the pandemic.
Yet our Newham foodbank is now feeding record numbers of 200 people or more on a typical Wednesday – more than at any time in its history.Read more “How our Fuelbank is helping Newham families in poverty”
Sadly, some of the challenges our community faced 100 years ago still exist today, and the pandemic’s made them worse.
At BDCA, we’re doing everything we can to help them get back on their feet at our Newham foodbank. Could you help us?Read more “BDCA launches Barefoot and Hungry Newham foodbank campaign”
As part of our Voices for Change project, and following the successful start of our song project, we invite you to join us and write with us about hope!Read more “Join our Voices of Hope writing workshops!”
Bonny Downs Community Association (BDCA) today announced that it has received funding to continue supporting lonely older people in Newham through the pandemic.
Allchurches Trust has awarded the charity £11,550 of Hope Beyond funding, allowing its befriending service for Newham elders to continue until the end of 2021.Read more “BDCA receives funding to continue elders befriending!”
BDCA is opening The Well Community Centre in East Ham for rapid Covid-19 testing for people without symptoms in priority groups, in partnership with Newham Council.
The service will be available to people aged 18+ who DO NOT have symptoms and are part of one or more of the groups listed below. The centre will open on Thursday 4 February for lateral flow testing, seven days a week.Read more “BDCA opens community centre for rapid Covid testing”