Information and advice about access in Barking and Dagenham if you have a disability or sensory loss.
Sometimes it's not easy to get to all the places that you want
to visit, perhaps because you have a physical disability, are an
older person, or find getting around difficult. Planning ahead can
make things easier because you can contact the places you are going
to and find out what kind of access arrangements they have.
DisabledGo online access guide provides information about
around 1,000 venues across Barking and Dagenham including shops,
restaurants, pubs, leisure facilities, local council offices and
other public venues. Visitors to this website will be able to find
out quickly whether a public building has, for example, accessible
parking close by, staff trained in sign language, large print
materials available, or adapted toilets.
We have also linked with other websites to provide a
comprehensive guide to health and transport facilities in and near
the borough. The websites are linked below:
- If you are planning a visit to a doctor, dentist, chemist or
optician please click here.
This site includes routes from drop off points to the main
accessible entrance plus interactive layouts of the building
allowing you to see photos and access information at the click of a
- If you are travelling on the tube please click here.
This site provides all the details about all the stations
accessibility as well as individual platform information.
- If you are planning a trip to an airport, please click here. The Disabled and
Reduced Mobility Airport Guide which covers multiple accessibility
issues at the Airport. The guide has been created to help relieve
some of the stress and worry which is very common among disabled
persons when travelling through unfamiliar environments such as an
Airport. Included in the guide is information such as travelling
with visual impairments, breathing problems, flying with guide
dogs, travelling with autism, wheelchair access, help at the car
park and much more.
Direct Gov - Information about Access
Direct Gov is a government website. Their 'Everyday Access'
pages provide information about access and links to websites like
Direct Enquiries which can help you find out about access in your
Visit the Everyday Access page on Direct
Public toilets and RADAR keys
The RADAR Scheme is a national programme that makes it easier to
access public toilets.
If you think a RADAR key would be helpful, either you or your
carer can apply for one. A key will cost you £3.40. You can visit
the RADAR website to apply online.
Visit the RADAR website
Getting in touch
Adult Intake and Access Team
Phone: 020 8227 2915
Minicom: 020 8227 2462
Phone: 020 7250 3222
Barking and Dagenham Access Group (BADAccess)
Phone: 020 8592 8603 OR 020 8252 5340
Disability Information Advice Line (DIAL) UK
Address: Galleon Hall Day Centre, Boundary Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 7JR
Phone: 020 8594 4119 (local) / 01302 310 123 (national)
Fax: 020 8593 7219 (local) / 01302 310 404 (national)
Minicom: 01302 310 123 (please use voice announcer)