Skip to main content

We’re sorry, but the website might be unavailable for short periods of time between 4pm and 8pm on Saturday 25 January. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Benefit advice in children’s centres

If you need some advice about money or help to get your money situation under control, we offer benefit advice and better-off-in-work calculations in children’s centres.

You can also use this benefit calculator to find out what you are entitled to.     

If you are pregnant or have a child under four years old you could get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods.

Income raising and advice clinic Toggle accordion

Barking and Dagenham Citizens Advice Bureau gives independent and impartial quality-assured advice and help.

This advice is available at the Citizens Advice Bureau and at children’s centres on specific days. We can give you advice if:

  • you are struggling to pay bills or rent
  • you are finding it hard to make ends meet
  • you want us to check your welfare benefits
  • you want a better-off-in-work calculation
  • you want to know if you can get welfare benefits
  • you want a financial health check
  • you can’t pay your debts you want to report a hate crime

If you would like to book an appointment, call Citizens Advice Bureau or call one of the children’s centres listed below.

CentreDay TimeTelephone numberAddress
Sue Bramley Children's Centre1st and 3rd Monday of each month9.30am to 4.30pm020 8270 6619Bastable Avenue, Barking IG11 0LH
William Bellamy Children's Centre2nd and 4th Monday of each month9.30am to 4.30pm020 8724 1924Frizlands Lane, Dagenham RM10 7HX
The Heathway Centre1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month9.30am to 4.30pm020 8227 5500512a The Heathway, Dagenham RM10 7SJ
Marks Gate Children's Centre2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month9.30am to 4.30pm020 8270 6091119 Rose Lane, Chadwell Heath RM6 5NR
Gascoigne Children's CentreEvery Thursday9.30am to 4.30pm020 8724 1147140 St Ann's, Barking IG11 7AD
Becontree Children's Centre

1st and 3rd Friday of each month and 

4th Friday of each month

9.30am to 4.30pm and 

9.30am to 12.30pm

020 8724 1830Steven's Road, Dagenham RM8 2QR
Leys Children's Centre1st and 3rd Friday of each month9.30am to 4.30pm020 8724 1983215 Wellington Drive, Dagenham RM10 9XW


Citizens Advice Bureau Toggle accordion

020 8507 5969

Citizens Advice Bureau - telephone opening times
Monday2pm to 5pm
Tuesday9.30pm to 2pm
Wednesday2pm to 5pm
Thursday9.30pm to 2pm
Friday2pm to 5pm

You can also follow our Children's Centres on Twitter.

Jobs and training Toggle accordion

Children’s centres also provide a range of basic skills courses, qualification courses, employment and career advice, and work clubs.

Children's centres