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Barking And Dagenham Hospital

Barking & Dagenham

Barking and Dagenham is at the heart of London’s accelerating growth.

Barking Riverside is the largest housing development in East London, with planning permission for up to 10,800 new homes, as well as healthcare, shopping, community and leisure facilities.

Well-established brands and start-up enterprises alike are attracted by the proud history, great value and excellent transport networks in the borough which link them to major markets in London, the Southeast and Europe.

Working in the area

Join our team in London and it will provide you with the opportunity to be both creative and challenged so you can achieve your professional potential. 

Family is our way in B&D with adult and CYP services working together at a neighbourhood level to serve the growing communities of B&D. If you are passionate about holistic family-based care, then come and work in our teams and help support some of the most vulnerable to achieve their goals.

B&D is one of the most deprived parts of London and with that comes a number of challenges – if you have the skills, knowledge and desire to make a difference to those most in need of your care and support, then we want to hear from you.

NELFT services in Barking and Dagenham

Barking & Dagenham is a great place to visit, live and work. Take a look at what it’s like to work at NELFT within our Barking & Dagenham services, and the variety of career opportunities that are available.


Commute to Barking Community Hospital

Commuting and transport links

Barking and Dagenham is at the heart of the Thames Gateway with excellent road and public transport links to central London and the rest of East London.

The borough lies midway between central London and the M25, giving easy access to markets in London, the Southeast and Europe.

The location offers the best of both worlds – the City, Canary Wharf and Stratford are all close. The excellent national road network and Essex countryside are on the doorstep.

12 Crossrail trains an hour will operate from Chadwell Heath, cutting the journey time to London Liverpool Street to 23 minutes and to less than an hour for Heathrow.



Though Dagenham is part of Greater London, in many ways it feels like it is more part of Essex, largely due to the vast amount of green space – The Leys, Beam Valley Country Park, The Chase Nature Reserve, Eastbrookend Country Park surround the area.


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Family Focus

We have a number of early education settings in Barking and Dagenham. Over 50 of our nurseries, childminders and pre-schools are rated good or outstanding. Many local parents are taking the opportunity to send 2, 3 and 4 year old’s to one using their free childcare offer.

There are plenty of activities for young children including soft play centres, trampoline parks, sports halls, skating, indoor swimming pools and a summer of festivals programme for family fun.

Over 100 local sports clubs, which provide a range of activities for young people.