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Christmas Cheer

We know 2020 has been an awful year for everyone. As a community, we will get through the pandemic but it often feels like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel.

As we get close to what is a special time of year for lots of our residents, we want to start putting a smile back on people’s faces and bring a bit of ‘Christmas Cheer’ to Barking and Dagenham.

Our Christmas Cheer campaign has been about providing hope, re-connecting people who might not be able to see each other at the moment, and supporting who need a bit of help this festive season.

You can still get involved and make a donation to help a local vulnerable person or family to have a better Christmas.

Winter Christmas Cheer

The Citizens' Alliance Network have created a resident-sourced map of Christmas lights in the borough, so people can take a walk to see them, or add other lights they know of to it.

Thank you for supporting our campaign

We would like to say a special thank you to the following organisations for supporting our Christmas Cheer Campaign:

  • West Ham United
  • Bancroft R.F.C.
  • Cornerhouse Project
  • Dagenham & Redbridge F.C.

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Winter support

This time of year always brings extra financial strain for families, and 2020 has already hit everyone hard.

You can find out more about the Hardship and COVID Winter Grant Scheme or contact benefits@lbbd.gov.uk for support and information.

If you have lost your job, or are just struggling to cope financially, we’re here to help. Reach out before things get out of control. We’ve already helped hundreds of people with money and debt advice, as well as providing grants to pay for food, bills and emergencies.

Email us at homesandmoneyhub@lbbd.gov.uk or call 020 8724 2115 / 020 8227 2927.

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