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London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
Barking & Dagenham Direct: 020 8215 3000
Family Information Service - 020 8227 5395
Housing and Council Tax Benefit: 020 8227 2970
Intake Team (Adult and Community Services): 020 8227 2915
Emergency Duty Team: 020 8594 8356
Family Information Service- 020 8227 5395
Children’s Services Duty and Assessment Team- 020 8227 3852
Emergency Duty Team (out of hours) 020 8594 8356
National Health Service
NHS Direct: 0845 4647
Children & Families Centre, Axe St, Barking: 0845 075 0495
Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS): 0800 389 5360
King George Hospital: 020 8983 8000
Queen's Hospital: 0845 130 4204
Thurrock Council Direct: 01375-652652
Adult Social Care: 01375-652868
Children's Social Care: 01375-652802/ 01375-652634
Emergency Duty Team: 01375-372468
Thurrock multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH)- 01375 652802
Thurrock local safeguarding childrens board- 01375 652813
Police Child abuse Investiagtion Team- 01277 266882
Useful contacts - Mental Health
Domestic Violence Directory guide - Click HERE to access the guide for those expereiencing domestic or sexual violence or if you think friends or family might be.
Barley Lane, Ilford, IG3 8XJ
Tel: 020 8597 4026
Rethink Mental Illness
Tel: 0300 5000 927 or Tel: 020 8517 8160 (Monday-Friday 10.00am-2.00pm)
SANE National Charity
40 Adler Street
Tel: 020 7375 1002
Helpline: 0845 767 8000
(7 days per week 6pm – 11pm)
Axe Street Project: (For advice & support for people with drug related problems)
39-41 Axe Street
Barking IG11 7LX
020 8507 8668
KCA (Drug and Alcohol Misuse Service)
26 Linton Road
Barking IG11 8HG
Tel: 020 8591 6800
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am – 8.00pm
Daybreak Drug Project
St. Lukes Daybreak Centre
Dagenham, RM10 7UP
020 8595 2010
20 Great Dover Street
London SE1 4LX
Tel: 0845 123 2320 to request information pack
8 Mildmay Road, Ilford, IG1 1DT
Tel: 020 8553 9900
Useful contacts - Family Services
The Disabled Children’s Team is a team of social workers and support staff who specialise in offering support for children with profound disabilities and their families. Referrals are made by the Assessment Team.
Sammy Holcombe | Heathway Team Manager | Disabilities Care and Support | The Heathway Centre C/O Becontree Childrens Centre, Stevens Road, RM8 2QR
Telephone number: 0208 227 5500
Services available include benefit advice, organisation of respite, funding opportunities for children to have fun and in some cases providing long term care.
Local Education Authority
Education Health Care Team (EHC)
Roycraft House, 15 Lynton Road Barking, IG11 8HE
Tel: 020 8227 2400
Tel: 020 8227 2415
ADDUP provides support and information for parents with children who have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
59 Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1AX
Tel: 01708 454040 weekdays 10.00am – 4.00pm except Wednesday
Find them on Facebook ‘Add+up’
Follow on twitter - @Addup4adhd
Sycamore Trust offers information to parents whose child has a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum. They provide newsletters, offer parent support groups, information days, and social and play activities for parents and their families.
27-29 Woodward Road, Dagenham RM9 4SJ
Tel: 020 8517 9317
Down’s Syndrome Group offers information and support to parents, information days and a regular newsletter.
Contact Teresa Bauman on 020 8594 1056.
The Portage Service is a home visiting teaching scheme for developmentally delayed pre-school children. The aim of the service is to work with parents to help their child reach their full potential.
Alibon Childrens Centre, 175 Sterry Road, Dagenham, RM10 8PT
Tel: 0208 7248550
Special Needs and Parents (SNAP) is a support group for parents and carers of children with a special need or disability. Their aims are to inform, encourage and support parents to allow them to grow in strength and knowledge so that they are better equipped to give the best possible help to their children.
SNAP Centre, Pastoral Way,Brentwood, CM14 5WF
Tel: 01277 211300
Family Information Service provides information on the services available to parents, including information on local childcare and early years nurseries and
1 Town Square
Tel: 020 8227 5395
Community Food Club - for more information please CLICK HERE.
Here are some addresses you may find useful.
At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.
Devon House, 58 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LB
National Dementia Helpline
0300 222 11 22
0330 333 0804
Provides support and information for children and young people up to age of 25 who are unable to communicate effectively because of a speech or language impairment.
20 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BD
Helpline: 0845 355 5577 10.30am – 2.30pm
Monday to Friday
British Dyslexia Association
Unit 8, Bracknell Beeches
Old Bracknell Lane, Bracknell, RG12 7BW
Helpline: 0845 251 9002 10.00am to 12.30pm then
1.00pm – 4.00pm Monday to Friday closed Wednesday afternoons
Also on Facebook ‘Bda Dyslexia’
British Epilepsy Association
Provides information, newsletters and information days.
New Anstey House,
Gate Way Drive, Leeds, LS19 7XY
Helpline Tel: 0808 800 5050 UK Freephone
Also on Facebook ‘British Epilepsy Association’
and can be followed on twitter.
Contact a Family
209-211 City Rd, London, EC1V 1JN
If you need information and advice on any aspect of caring for a disabled child contact the national freephone helpline on:
Tel: 0808 808 3555 Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm or e-mail email@example.com
Also on Facebook ‘Contact a Family’ and
can be followed on twitter.
Down’s Syndrome Association
Head Office: Langdon Down Centre
2a Langdon Park, Teddington, TW11 9PS
Tel: 0333 1212 300
Also follow on twitter
8 West Alley, Hitchin, SG5 1EG
Helpline Tel: 01462 454986 Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
National Autistic Society
Provides information, newsletters and information days.
393 City Road, London, EC1V 1NG
Tel: 020 7833 2299
Helpline: 0808 800 4104 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday
National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS)
15 Dufferin Street, London EC1Y 8UR
Tel: 020 7490 8656 Helpline: 0808 800 8880
Minicom: 020 7490 8656
To refer a patient please contact the Marie Curie Referral Centre on 08450 567 899 (8am - 10pm, daily)
For non-clinical coordination queries and support, contact the local based Nursing Service Facilitators on 07889 645308 or 07540 677057.
To find out more about your local Marie Curie nursing service, contact Debbie Ripley, Clinical Nurse Manager on 07912 785085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org