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Community Support BD CAN

COVID-19 Community Update

The borough has launched BD CAN and a dedicated telephone help service, which is working with community groups and organisations to ensure people who need help are connected to people that can help them.  For further information, please go to https://oneboroughvoice.lbbd.gov.uk/bdcan-hub 

BDCAN  0208 215 3000  is the council number which will direct people to the Community Hub. This service is for people who find they are in an emergency and need support from a volunteer to do specific tasks.

 BDCan – are working with community groups and organisations to ensure people who need help are connected to people that can help them. 

Get in touch if you, or someone you know, needs:

  • help picking up medicine
  • some food shopping
  • a friendly phone call
  • or something else

Their volunteers:

  • can drop off food or medicine at the door
  • are local residents
  • will never ask for money or payment

Council Service Guide

Social isolation and social prescribing
If you are feeling isolated or lonely:
Telephone: 020 8724 8018
Email: socialprescribing@lbbd.gov.uk

Homes and Money Hub
For advice about debts, money, making payments:
Telephone: 020 8724 2115 or 020 8227 2927
Email: homesandmoneyhub@lbbd.gov.uk
For advice on your housing position:
Telephone: 020 8724 8223
Email: housingadviceservice@lbbd.gov.uk
For advice about jobs:
Telephone: 020 8724 8870
Email: barkingjobshop@lbbd.gov.uk
Vulnerable Adults
Worried about those who might need social care support... ?
020 8227 2915 

Shpresa Programme

The Shpresa Programme supports Albanian speaking people living in the borough and are working very hard to ensure community safety. There are a number of volunteers who can offer support  with phone calls and translation.  Please email shpresaprogramme@yahoo.co.uk or text 07578256413.

COVID-19 Information 

Please see the following link for up to date information on Covid-19
We recommend that you check the Public Health England site each day to receive the most up to date information and guidance