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Early Years Programme for Barking and Dagenham - Resource Toolkit 

In an exciting new development of our London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Early Years provision, we brought together 2 x Commissioned Artists that specialise in early years dance; Liz Clark and Cherie Coleman alongside local Co-Creative Artists Rachel Newby and Lucy Brown and a writer/facilitator Bobbie Gargrave to support a team of teachers from across the Borough to be curious and creative in designing a new programme and pedagogy for dance in the early years for the Borough.

This new development phase of our ‘Early Years Programme’, aimed to empower teaching staff in the Borough to take what has been delivered in their settings over the past 6 years ‘Active Start’ programme and redesign a new phase for early years creative dance giving more ownership to the staff.


Overall, offering our children and young people the most appropriate and reflective delivery of dance to build on their creativity and physical development and, therefore, school achievements.


This resource pack was created in collaboration with the above artists and school/nursery teachers.





Diverse Kindergarten

Essex Age-Friendly Collaborative Toolkit 
This information is issued by: Essex County Council Adult Social Care, Intergration and Partne
rships Team

Includes information on DNA's Intergenerational projects

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DNA's Dancing Through Resource booklet

Our 'Dancing Through' resource booklet was orginally written in 2020 but revised in May 2023. 

This resource was created to provide our participants, their friends, families and care givers and anyone across the UK with access to a variety of creative ideas and tasks to get their bodies moving and their minds active. 

The resource booklet can be used alongside the videos found within our Video Library or by itself. 

'Dancing Through' Resource booklet

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The Herbert Protocol

Do you work with people living with Dementia or do you know someone living with Dementia?  

Please encourage customers, clients and loved ones to print off and keep their free copy of the Herbert Protocol.   

The blank form can be downloaded from the Essex Police Website.

What is the Herbert Protocol?

The Herbert Protocol is a form that carers, family or friends of a vulnerable person, or the person themselves can fill in.  It contains a list of information to help the police if the person goes missing, including:

  • medication required

  • mobile numbers

  • places previously located

  • a recent photograph

Keeping a completed form saves the worry of trying to recall the information during the stressful time of someone going missing. It also saves time for the police, allowing the search to start sooner.

For more information please see the Essex Police Website or the attached leaflet.

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Signposting to external services for support

Rehab 4 Addiction (UK)

Rehab 4 Addiction was founded to assist those affected by substance misuse and their loved ones. They offer a range of services, and help signpost you to the most effective treatments. This includes alcohol rehab, drug rehab, detox services, intervention, aftercare and outpatient counselling. Their helpline advisors are committed to helping you in your quest to locate effective treatments for addiction.

T: 0800 140 4690 

Facebook: Rehab 4 Addiction 
Twitter: Rehab 4 Addiction
Youtube: Rehab 4 Addiction

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