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.
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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.
|Sue Bramley Children's Centre||1st and 3rd Monday of each month||9.30am to 4.30pm||020 8270 6619||Bastable Avenue, Barking IG11 0LH|
|William Bellamy Children's Centre||2nd and 4th Monday of each month||9.30am to 4.30pm||020 8724 1924||Frizlands Lane, Dagenham RM10 7HX|
|The Heathway Centre||1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month||9.30am to 4.30pm||020 8227 5500||512a The Heathway, Dagenham RM10 7SJ|
|Marks Gate Children's Centre||2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month||9.30am to 4.30pm||020 8270 6091||119 Rose Lane, Chadwell Heath RM6 5NR|
|Gascoigne Children's Centre||Every Thursday||9.30am to 4.30pm||020 8724 1147||140 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 1830||Steven's Road, Dagenham RM8 2QR|
|Leys Children's Centre||1st and 3rd Friday of each month||9.30am to 4.30pm||020 8724 1983||215 Wellington Drive, Dagenham RM10 9XW|
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Children’s centres also provide a range of basic skills courses, qualification courses, employment and career advice, and work clubs.