Meet our community partners

Meet just some of our amazing partners who are delivering lots of support right across the borough to help during these really difficult times.

The cost of living crisis is affecting so many of us, and the reality is people’s wages simply can’t keep up.

We’ve seen we can make a huge difference when we come together with our partners in the voluntary sector, local charities, faith groups, and our local community themselves, to support the people who need it the most.

We worked together when the pandemic first hit and we were able to get vital supplies and medicines to our most vulnerable residents who were shielding at the time. That’s why we’re coming together again.

Kingsley Hall

Kingsley Hall plays an important part in our local community by providing positive activities, projects and clubs for local people. Open to all, it receives more than 100,000 visitors a year.

Marks Gate Community Hub

Marks Gate Community Hub is a space where you can pop in at any time Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm to access a range of support delivered not just by the council, but some of our amazing partners including Baby Bank, North Meets South, Marks Gate Relief Project and much more.


People and communities have been at the heart of what DABD do for over 60 years, providing a range of support to give people the opportunity to create a better life. From financial and food support, to warm spaces and help into employment, a helping hand is available to anyone who needs it.


Humdum is made up of a group of volunteers and based in the borough. The team came together through the vision of its founder and current chair Kishwar Bhola, who wanted to combine her love of cooking, feeding and engaging with people. Humdum prepare fresh, nutritious, hot meals several times a week for local people who are facing hardship.