Last updated 1 December 2020
At BDCA, we are doing all we can to protect our service users, volunteers, staff and the public. We continue to review our response as the situation develops and we receive new government advice.
We are rolling up our sleeves, making temporary changes to our service model so we can provide practical support to those in greatest need, and working closely with other community organisations to provide a co-ordinated response. Right now, we know our neighbours need us more than ever, especially those who are at high risk. We are truly grateful for our staff, volunteers and partners making our response possible!
Our Covid-19 Support Services
Many of our regular services and activities and venues are temporarily suspended or operating a different model.
We are keeping safe by following government guidelines. If you’re visiting us, please rest assured that all of our venues and activities have been risk assessed and we’ve put measures in place to make them ‘Covid secure’.
Face coverings now mandatory in our indoor spaces, so we’re asking people to put these on before entering. We also require you to sign in quickly on arrival (using either an app or a paper form).
We’re working closely with people hiring our facilities too, to ensure their activities comply with government guidance and our own policies.
If you would like to help:
If you need help:
- Newham Council’s #HelpNewham is a way of delivering support to residents who are most in need
- This Map shows places in Newham you can get help
- You can find your nearest Foodbank here
- Our Covid-19 Resources page lists further services for help and advice
Services we are currently running:
Our foodbank is open weekly for Newham residents who have referral vouchers.
It runs on Wednesdays 11 am – 2 pm at Bonny Downs Baptist Church, 8 Darwell Close E6 6BT.
For other Newham foodbank locations, see here
Our debt centre is free for Newham residents. Currently, we are working on our backlog and not accepting new clients.
Newham residents can get help and advice on job / training search, CV and job applications
|Welfare Benefits Advice|
Newham residents can get advice on benefits such as Universal Credit, JSA, ESA, Housing Benefits etc
|Children & Families |
Our team are providing a range of activities
Our team are running telephone advocacy, telephone befriending, and online activities
Contact 07449 105 436
|Emergency Relief Parcels|
We no longer provide this service. If you still need emergency parcels, this Map will show you where else in Newham you can get help
We no longer provide this service. This Map will show you where else in Newham you can get help