Support residents to age well and maximise quality of life

Our plan to address this step:
  • Work with and engage over 65s with appropriate prevention services, including supporting frailty prevention programmes and long term condition secondary prevention and management
Tracking progress:
  • Increase in median age for moderate and severe frailty scores
Who is involved:
  • All Health and Wellbeing Board partners and commissioners
  • NHS England commissioning (immunisations and screening)
  • Voluntary, Community and Faith Sectors

Can you help?

We rely on the support from organisations and individuals to help us deliver our goals. We are on the look out for more partners who are able to support this step. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to find out more.

Now is the time to act. Together we can make Newham a healthier borough.


Newham changemaker

Colin leads and manages the broad portfolio of adult services, including health and care integration across the borough, adult safeguarding, Public Health, rough sleeping prevention and commissioning arrangements to provide safe and timely services to our most vulnerable adults.

Amongst his achievements is working with the Mayor and Cabinet members to establish a task force to look at the specific challenges surrounding street homelessness and introducing the London Living Wage for care workers.

“I am passionate about Newham and in particular health and social care and understand fully the challenges we face in these vital areas. I will continue to work with Mayor Fiaz and Chief Executive Althea Loderick to deliver the best possible services so that our most vulnerable residents are supported with care and compassion and have the best quality of life.”

– Colin Ansell, Corporate Director of Adults and Health


Newham changemaker

Following Jaswinder’s retirement in 2008 as a self-employed shop keeper, she has been an active volunteer in Newham. Her volunteering has included supporting people with dementia as well as helping out at the 2012 Olympics and stewarding at the London Marathon. Jaswinder has been working with, and supporting, lonely people, the elderly and those with disabilities for the past ten years.

“Being happy and healthy is important for the wellbeing of individuals, and if we all work together to support each other, the world would be a better place. I can see that my volunteering has improved the quality of lives. I have made some fantastic friendships whilst volunteering and these people will be friends for life.”

– Jaswinder Jutle, Retired Business Owner and Active Newham Volunteer

Contact us

Get in touch to find out how you can support the borough’s drive to be healthier.

We are on the look out for organisations and people in our community who are thinking differently, challenging the norms, trying new things and looking at ways they can help Newham be a healthier borough.

If you think you can help, we’d love to hear from you, email [email protected]

Follow our hashtag for #whatsyourstep