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Making Connections
140 Balaam Street
Plaistow London  
E13 8RD.

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Contact Barnardo’s Making Connections Service

Service Manager: Kate Roach
Telephone: 020 8552 1004

By Underground

Plaistow in on the District Line and the service is a 10 minute walk from the station or 5 minutes on the bus.

Walking from Plaistow Station

Turn right out of the station and walk down the hill. Take the 4th exit on the right into Balaam Street. Making Connections is a five minute walk along this road on the left (next to the Park entrance).

Bus from Plaistow Station

Alight at Plaistow and bear right on leaving the station. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and turn left towards the bus stop situated approximately 20 metres away. Take the 241 bus from this stop. Press the bell before the bus reaches the 4th bus stop after Plaistow Station - namely Sewell Street.  Alight at this stop (located by a park) and then walk in the same direction as the bus, following the green railings for approximately 10 metres until you reach a modern building set back from the road with parking to the front. This is Making Connections.

By Car

Balaam Street is a 10 minute drive from the A406/A13 junction. From here head west on the A13 over Becton Flyover and after approximately 1 mile take the Plaistow/Stratford exit. At the traffic lights turn right onto Prince Regent Lane and follow this road through until you reach the junction with Barking Road (A Tesco Express is sited on the opposite corner). Turn left at the traffic lights onto Barking Road and at the next junction turn right onto Balaam Street.

You will pass a Jobcentre on the left and Balaam Leisure Centre on the right. Further along Balaam Street you will see residential flats on the left and houses on the right with blue railings leading up to a small bridge and a set of pedestrian traffic lights. At this point the road veers left and approximately 50 metres to your right you will see a block of flats and a small parade of shops to the left which are immediately opposite 140 Balaam Street. Making Connections is opposite the shops and can be identified by signage outside.

We believe in children. Funds raised through this service are reinvested in Barnardo's work with children and young people.