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Mayor's Charity Walk - Learning Disability Week 2019

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Barking Park Lodge

Longbridge Road

Barking

IG11 8TA

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Come along for the annual Mayor's Charity Walk and raise money for Dagenham United Charity Appeal and Independent Living Agency.

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10.45          Meet and Greet at “The Big Friendly Coffee” in Barking Park

11.00          Health and Safety Talk by Ruth

11.05          Walk Commences – one lap of the park and then walk onto Barking Town Square

12.00         Medals and certificates for all walkers presented by the Mayor and the Leader of the Council

DAGENHAM UNITED | CHARITY APPEAL No. 1 - Registered Charity: 209291

Established in the early 1980s and formally registered with the Charities Commission.

The charity forms part of Barking and Dagenham group of charities that supports families that are suffering hardship.

Nominations for financial support is made by local schools, who are best placed to understand and recognise a family’s predicament at a specific time. The charity put money onto a store card from a large supermarket which enables parents to buy much needed groceries.

More recently, the charity has been supporting a local hostel with the help of TIME FM and CHARITY WALK FOR PEACE, this enables the charity to put together a Christmas party and Easter egg giveaway.

INDEPENDENT LIVING AGENCY | CHARITY APPEAL No. 2 - Registered Charity Number:1064099

The offices are based in Barking and Dagenham. Nearly all of the trustees and staff have live experiences of disability, including mental health and/or long-term health conditions and learning disabilities.

Every day, disabled people everywhere overcome barriers to participate in society and accessing many things that non-disabled people take for granted. Their belief is that those experiences give a deep understanding of how society can be made more equal and inclusive.

Their belief is that having had personal experiences help to see how social changes become a skill. They are experts in harnessing the live experience of staff, members, volunteers and people who use their services which are designed to delivery high quality, more person-centered services. Their belief is that this will benefit both disabled people and society more widely. They also work to support other organisation who undertake the same role. Their work is very much influenced by the Social Model of Disability and Independent Living principles.

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