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Information for parents who are self-employed or who run small businesses.

The Federation of Small Businesses has published the following information to support parents access help in the current circumstances.

  • FSB Coronavirus Covid-19 Hub (updated daily)

  • Follow FSB on social media:

        Twitter: @FSB_Policy and @FSBGtrLondon

        Facebook: Federation of Small Businesses

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        LinkedIn: Federation of Small Businesses

  • FSB Covid-19 Support (Facebook Private Group) All self-employed and small businesses can request to join this Facebook private group ( you don't need to be a member of FSB to join)
  • FSB London Virtual Business Networking Events

  • Link to membership details FSB

What the Community Food Club offers 

Join the Community Food Club and you could reduce your food shopping bill, by paying £10 per month (or £3.50 per visit) to access roughly £20 worth of shopping each week.

Membership is available for one person per household, to visit once a week and is valid for 3 months. Your membership will give you access to support from a wide range of services, providing advice on finances, health, employment, training and skills.

You will also have access to a shared community garden to grow your own produce and opportunities to work on community projects with fellow residents.


Who is eligible

You must be a resident of the borough, on a low income or having financial difficulties. Please bring proof of your address if you come to one of our drop in sessions. 

You will only be able to access one site at a time during your membership.  


We need volunteers! 

We need volunteers, to help us run the clubs including working in the shop, helping set up and carrying out administrative tasks and drivers to pick up deliveries from local supermarkets. Travel costs will be met. if you want to help others in the community in your spare time, learn new skills or gain great work experience for your CV, then volunteering may be just right for you

Food banks

There are a number of food banks in Barking and Dagenham that can provide emergency food parcels to help people who are temporarily unable to provide for themselves. Some of them require you to obtain a voucher in order to receive a food parcel, so check with them before you visit.

Dagenham Food bank

RCCG House Of Faith Connections. 
104 New Road, 
RM9 6PE     

Telephone: 020 8595 0122 



Barking Food bank

Elim Church, 

93 Axe St,


IG11 7LZ

Telephone: 0208 617 0660