Let us know if you need help or support
The community of Barking & Dagenham have come together to help the vulnerable in our borough, or those that just need a bit more help during these difficult times. The council and the BD_Collective are co-ordinating this activity. We have Hubs across the borough, run by local community organisations, who connect volunteer support with people who need help.
This is called BD CAN, our Citizens’ Alliance Network.
Get in touch if you, or someone you know, needs:
- help picking up medicine
- some essential food shopping
- a friendly phone call
- or something else
You can access this support by telephoning the council call centre on 020 8215 3000 and asking for help from BD CAN.
This service is not for people who are receiving social care support already, or if they have had a letter from the NHS informing them that they are extremely vulnerable. We have separate support arrangements in place to provide this support
Other options for food deliveries
There are other ways that you can access food if you would prefer. Here are some other options for food deliveries that we have seen:
I Hate Ironing
They deliver a range of food parcels - a list is on the website.
The parcel is designed to last roughly 10 days for a household of 2 and the costs start at £26 for a mini essentials box, £35 for an essentials food box or a vegan essentials food box, up to £60 for a butchers choice meat parcel.
You can order online, or through the customer service phone number, or via email, 7 days a week. If the order is placed by 10pm, they will deliver a food parcel the following day.
I Hate Ironing website
Telephone: 020 7060 4939
Foodchain was set up originally to connect chefs and restaurants directly to suppliers and they have adapted their business to help serve the general public who can now order food from their list of suppliers direct to your door.
Varied food boxes are delivered. Box options include meal box, meat box or veg box.
Prices and delivery times will vary dependent on which suppliers deliver to the local area. Generally order and receive produce across different food categories in 1-4 days.
Morrisons now offer Food Boxes that are designed to provide you with everyday essentials, without needing to leave your home.
With a choice of groceries or prepared meals, they offer convenient delivery directly to your door.
There are 6 box options to choose from.
Aldi are also offering food parcels. The parcels are filled with 22 food items and household products. There are even a few treats in there too. You can order them for £24.99, and it is delivered to your door with full contactless delivery.