'Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it gets so boring I go back to being myself.'

Open Friday evening 5.00pm - 7.30pm and every Saturday and Sunday from 12.00pm to 4.00pm.

St Lukes, Dagenham Road, Dagenham, Essex RM10 7UP

Beginning in May 2018, Build on Belief, in partnership with our good friends from CGL have opened a new weekend service in Barking and Dagenham. Staffed by two very experienced service managers, David Hibbert and Barry Forest, they are working hard to bring the spirit of fun, support and bustling activity to St Lukes at the weekend.

Although the service has only been open for a matter of weeks, there are already several groups up and running with more to come soon. There is a small but growing volunteer team who are bringing their enthusiasm and life-skills to our blossoming project. You can already see they will be giving other projects a run for their money at the next annual award ceremony!

St Lukes is blessed with a wonderful garden area, the biggest in all of the Build on Belief services, and the team is working hard in the early summer to transform it into an oasis of peace and tranquility. 

As with all of our projects, there is always a bite to eat and a cup of tea when you turn up, and plenty of support from the staff, volunteers and your peers.

What we offer

FRIDAY Drop-in Art Class 5-7pm Beauty treatments 5.30-7.00pm
SATURDAY Drop-in Core workout 1-1.30pm Garden Club 12-4pm Yoga 2.30pm
SUNDAY Drop-in Tai Chi 1.30-2.30pm Garden Club 12-4pm

If you feel you need more structured or therapeutic help, please feel free to talk to the staff. They will be able to give you plenty of advice, information and support and arrange an appointment for you with CGL if you require one.

How to find us

St Lukes is a fifteen minutes walk from Dagenham East underground station, and can be reached by the following bus services:

Who to contact

If you have any questions about the weekend service, wish to know a little more about the activities, would like a 'meet and greet' or are think of volunteering, please feel free to contact either David Hibbert or Barry Forest. They would be happy to chat to you. 

If you require more structured help and wish to self-refer to CGL, please click on the link below.