Volunteers from Sikh temples in Barking and Seven Kings have set up an initiative to distribute more than 550 meals a day to local food banks.

A Dagenham church is providing telephone buddy and chaplaincy services to vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.

A community initiative set up to ensure vulnerable residents are supported throughout the coronavirus crisis has helped more than 300 people during its first week.

Move over Joe Wicks because a yoga and pilates instructor has moved her classes online.

The mayor of Barking and Dagenham is among more than 400,000 volunteers to sign up to support the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.

Do you have a support group or organisation in Barking and Dagenham which is helping those in need during the coronavirus pandemic? Email reporter and we will update the directory.

More than 140 people have been helped by the BD Can scheme since it launched at the start of this week.

We are living in unprecedented times. None of us has seen anything like the coronavirus pandemic before.

A community centre has launched a foodbank to support people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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