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Celebrating growth and welcoming all to our home at SENspired

Our home is feeling cozier and more welcoming than ever as we embrace an ever-growing community. Since we moved into the garden room at The Wilds this past July, SENspired has worked tirelessly to create a space where everyone feels safe, happy, and connected. It’s been a journey filled with dedication, growth, and new beginnings. […]

The UK’s first ‘super shredder’ launches at Barking Riverside

Winter 2023 marks the launch of the UK’s first ever ‘super shredder’ at Barking Riverside, in a groundbreaking move towards sustainable living. The installation will bring a giant 88-cm wide cardboard shredder that can handle packaging as large as TV boxes to the neighbourhood, helping local people increase the amount they are recycling.  Developed by […]

SENspired’s incredible summer journey: fun every day!

SENspired Summer 2023

Our summer program was a month of pure joy, happening from Monday to Sunday. Each day was bursting with excitement, a typical week looked like this: Monday’s Sensory Storytelling: We travelled to far-off lands through stories that tickled our senses. Pirates, fairies, and talking animals made our imaginations dance! Tuesday’s Dribblers and Scribblers and Holiday […]

Jus Jammin: new live music night funds community workshops

Jus Jammin - Autumn Issue

Hi all, I’m the founder of Healthy Mind Healthy Grind (HMHG), which is a non-profit organisation set up to deliver health and wellness activities within the community. We currently deliver plant-based cooking workshops in schools and local community centers to educate young people and families about the benefits of cooking simple, healthy meals on a […]

Grounded is awarded BD Giving’s GROW Fund

My name is Dana McWilson. I live in Dagenham and work in Barking Riverside in a coffee shop called Grounded Co-operative. I got involved with Grounded through a charity called Everyone Everyday and was trained for six weeks alongside six of my co-workers. I wanted to get involved in the project because I wanted to […]

We need more security

Barking Riverside Security Co-Op

In May, I popped to our local Co-op to buy some hummus to go with our dinner. When I got to the self-checkout, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a man behind the till with a screwdriver. At first, I thought it must be an employee trying to fix something, but when […]