the Every One Every Day project!
Every One Every Day is a really ambitious idea, with local residents at its heart. We know that Barking and Dagenham is a vibrant place to live and work, to grow up and older in. This project will make it easier to spend time with neighbours doing practical and useful everyday things together that we all enjoy.
Practical ‘hands on’ ideas – not lots of meetings.
Every One Every Day builds on the ‘hands on’ projects that people have been creating over the last few years in their own neighbourhoods. These types of projects welcome people from all walks of life.
These projects include:
• Sharing skills, spaces and resources.
• Families working and playing more together.
• Batch cooking and community meals.
• Food growing and tree planting.
• Trading, making and repairing.
Every One Every Day is going to be in the borough for a long time - at least 5 years and hopefully longer, and we hope to support residents to develop lots of projects and businesses.
Support for getting things going – no complicated processes.
We welcome you to suggest ideas you would like to grow together with friends and neighbours.
This project will give the support you need to bring your ideas to life quickly.
The team will make things very simple including:
• Finding you useful spaces for the projects (kitchens, workshops, storage spaces etc).
• Supplying materials and equipment for practical activities - no form filling for grants.
• By arranging insurances and health and safety
• Holding festivals, workshops and business programmes.
There will eventually be 5 high street shops spread across the borough (starting with shops in ripple road and church elm lane) and a Central Warehouse for working and making together.
WHEN WE SAY EVERY ONE
WE MEAN EVERY ONE…
You looked through the paper, and you are wondering ‘is this for me?’.
The answer is Yes, it is for you!
We called the project Every One Every Day - and we mean it!
Regardless of your starting point Every One Every Day has been designed with all your life circumstances in mind. We are really good at making it easy for people to get involved in activity that they enjoy and benefit from. It’s our thing.
Every One Every Day recognises that most people have busy lives. Between work, raising children, caring for older relatives and keeping households going, people need participation opportunities that fit with all the other things going on.
Over time we aim to help create hundreds of opportunities each month. There will be a wide variety of activity. These activities will be near where you live, they will be short and at different times of day, they will need all kinds of skills and ideas … and most importantly, they will be open, warm and welcoming to every single person in Barking and Dagenham.
• We will find a neighbour who can translate for you if English isn’t your first language.
• We will ensure full access and support to activities if you are experiencing health issues.
• We will talk things through with you if you have limited online access.
The projects are designed to benefit you directly
Every One Every Day is not a volunteering programme. This is about neighbourhoods made by everyone, for everyone, and on an equal footing.
We work with residents to help create projects that directly benefit you, your neighbours, friends and family. These benefits might include learning new things; saving you money or time; increasing confidence, happiness and health; making new friends and creating a greater sense of community; all the way through to developing ideas for new livelihoods or community businesses.
Whether you decide to get involved in bringing a green space to life, or get involved in projects for cooking, making, sharing, learning or playing, these things will all add up to make everyday life better for everyone, simply by doing more things you might do every day with your friends and neighbours, instead of alone.
Please take a look at this map to see where you might want to get involved. And if you can’t find the right starting point for you, please come and visit us and we can find or invent something new together.