BDCA's Response to the Coronavirus

Last updated 30 July 2020


At BDCA, we are doing all we can to protect our service users, volunteers, staff and the public. We continue to review our response as the situation develops and we receive new government advice.


We are rolling up our sleeves, making temporary changes to our service model so we can provide practical support to those in greatest need, and working closely with other community organisations to provide a co-ordinated response.

Right now, we know our neighbours need us more than ever, especially those who are at high risk. We are truly grateful for our staff, volunteers and partners making our response possible!


Our Coronavirus Response Services


Many of our regular services and activities and venues are temporarily suspended or operating a different model. We are keeping safe by following government guidelines. Please note that The Well Community Centre will be closed to the public during August, reopening on Tuesday 1 September. Our office will be closed for one week starting 17 August.


If you would like to help:

If you need help:


Below is the list of services we are currently running:














We are no longer providing this service.

If you still need free emergency parcels, this Map will show where else in Newham you can get this service.

Alternatively, if you need a helping hand and can pay for your shopping, consider our Neighbourhood Shoppers service


Our foodbank is open weekly for Newham residents who have a referral voucher. It takes place on Wednesdays between 12 - 2pm at Bonny Downs Baptist Church, 8 Darwell Close E6 6BT.


For other Newham foodbank locations, see here 


Newham residents can get advice on managing their debt


Mondays 9.30 am - 11:30 am

Call: 07951 688 883

Email: support@bonnydowns.org


Our Families team is providing a programme of activities.


Please apply here if you

  • Are an existing BDCA member or live in E6, E12 or E13

  • You need a volunteer to shop essentials for you and can afford to pay for your items

  • The service is free of charge and you will simply reimburse us the amount on your receipt


Newham residents can get help and advice with job/training search, CV and job applications


Tuesdays 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Call: 07449 877 514

Email: malathy.muthu@bonnydowns.org


Support for Newham residents with Universal Credit, journal update, JSA, ESA, Council Tax, Housing Benefit and Discretionary Housing Payment


Mondays 9.30 am - 2.30 pm

Call: 07449 877 514

Email: malathy.muthu@bonnydowns.org


Our Elders team are running telephone advocacy support, telephone befriending and virtual activities.

Call 07449 105 436

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