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The Purple Penguin Club

Clubs have been designed for children aged 6-18 years of age, who have a disability or learning difficulty which makes it difficult for them to access mainstream clubs and groups

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Ab Phab Youth Club

Ab Phab Youth Club started in 1997 by parents and carers of disabled children wanting a safe space for them to spend time with friends and have fun! Since then, we have grown and offer youth sessions three evenings a week, offsite trips and a residential week away. 

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Barking & Dagenham Progress Project

The Barking & Dagenham Progress Project is a voluntary sector partnership initiated in July 1998. We are an organisation for young people with disabilities. We can help you meet new friends, socialise, get fit, learn new skills and have your voice heard in our forum and in the wider community. Ages 8-25

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Future Zone

Your Future starts here.
Evenings and weekends, 52 weeks a year, we are the place for 8-19-year-olds and up to 25 years old with additional needs in East London to make friends, try new things and start their fantastic future now.
Because Future is so much more than a youth club.

Within our £6.15million home, you’ll find a dedicated team of youth workers who are committed to helping young people discover their passion and purpose and to supporting them through the challenges young people face today.

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DABD – Kid’s Patch Club

Kids Patch is our Ofsted registered weekend club for children and young people aged 5 + with disabilities or additional needs.
The club offers a friendly, fun, social and inclusive environment for three age groups (5 – 8, 9 – 13 and 14 – 18) with specialist equipment and facilities and trained staff.
Children and young people can enjoy crafts and themed activities promoting confidence, positive relationships and of course, fun!

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Red box – Children & Young People Disability Hub

The Children & Young People Disability Hub also known as (CYPD Hub) is based at Becontree Community Hub, Stevens Road, Dagenham RM8 2QR.
We share the premises with both the community hub staff and the nursery who operate from the same building. The building has been adapted to meet the needs of children with disabilities and their families and is open to the community.

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Barking & Dagenham Short Breaks 4 Me

Short Breaks 4 Me is provided by London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council.
It is aimed at families in the borough that have a child or young person with a disability or complex health need who are eligible for a Short Breaks Personal Grant.
Through the website you are able to apply for a grant, manage your grant funds online and buy short breaks activities and provision.
Short breaks are fun breaks that offer enjoyable leisure activities for your child giving them the chance to have fun, make friends and grow in independence. They can also give you, and your other children, a break from caring responsibilities and an opportunity to re-charge your batteries.

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Barking & Dagenham Community Hubs

A place to go, a place to do and a place to connect.

We have opened the following Community Hubs across the borough with more Community Hubs to follow across the borough, making it even easier for you to access help and advice on your doorstep. 

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Barking & Dagenham Family Hubs

Discover the borough’s Family Hubs, local support for families with children aged 0-19.
Barking and Dagenham’s Family Hubs are here to support all the borough’s families. Family Navigators are waiting to help in Barking, Dagenham and Marks Gate.
Family Hubs are for families with children aged from 0 to 19 who need a bit of extra help. You’ll find a friendly face and a listening ear from our Family Navigators who offer a wide range of information, advice and guidance.

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Barking & Dagenham Speak Up Forum

For young people with a special educational need or disability from Barking & Dagenham. Come & meet with your friends and be involved in getting your views and ideas listened to, to create positive changes in the borough. 

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