BDCA is a dynamic community-led charity that has been serving the residents of the London Borough of Newham since 1998. We support a diverse cross-section of our local community, working with people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. We have a positive impact on local lives through a wide range of services and activities designed to bring people together and provide opportunities for people to connect with neighbours; improve their health and wellbeing; access the support they need; learn new skills; give back to their community; and celebrate life.
Our vision for Newham is a thriving community where everyone feels connected, valued and fulfilled!
We work to break down barriers, bring people together and build people up.
We work together to change lives and transform our community!
Everyone is a valued member of our community! We care for and support each other by celebrating diversity, challenging prejudice, breaking down barriers, building bridges and widening horizons.
We adopt an attitude of thankfulness, even in the midst of life’s disappointments and challenges. We celebrate the great strengths in our community and see Newham as a place of possibility.
We encourage everyone to be the best they can be. We support people to overcome the barriers which stop them fulfilling their true potential and strive to build a strong and resilient community.
Our strategic objectives
We have seven strategic objectives which underpin all the work we do:
- To help people to connect so that we reduce isolation and have a more integrated community.
- To support people to be physically active, so that we have a healthier community.
- To help people to take time to reflect in our busy society, so that we can improve our mental health and wellbeing.
- To provide opportunities to keep on learning so that we have a knowledgeable and skilled community.
- To provide people with opportunities to give their time and/or money so that we can inspire local action and increase capacity to effect positive change.
- To help more people to celebrate so that we encourage an attitude of thankfulness and celebration – even in the midst of life’s disappointments and challenges.
- To provide support for people in times of difficulty so that we are able to develop a more resilient community.