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Barking & Dagenham Hardship Payment Schemes

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham runs several hardship schemes for families struggling with the cost of living. This includes helps with utility and energy costs, rent, clothing and white goods. To be eligible you need to live in Barking and Dagenham.

You can find more information and apply for support at https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/benefits-and-support/discretionary-hardship-support/hardship-payment-schemes

Click here to find information on the LBBD Household Support Fund 2022/2023

If you would like any support with this, please speak to the school office.

Please click on the link below for information on support with cost-of-living:
Please click on the link below for information on what to do if your child is unwell:

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice give free confidential advice about many things including benefit advice, concerns about debt management, housing problems and can offer legal advice.


Barking Learning Centre

2 Town Square



IG11 7NB

United Kingdom

Phone: 0300 3309 038

Please see the links below on advice on paying your energy bills:


If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, Pupil Premium but you have NOT claimed or been awarded this, please check the income thresholds for eligibility and to submit a claim.


Young Minds

If you’re struggling or facing hardship, contact the school for a referral for a food voucher.