STEP 16

16

Develop health promoting services to maximise the impact of the Well Newham approach

Our plan to address this step:
  • Implement new approach to increase access to immigration support and advice
  • Support frontline workers with an efficient referral pathway to various services including social welfare support
  • Working with commissioners to develop culturally-appropriate and accessible services including smoking cessation and weight management interventions
  • Facilitate continuous development and reach of existing services provided by the Council and partners
Tracking progress:
  • Uptake in service use
Who is involved:
  • All Health and Wellbeing Board partners

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.

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Newham changemaker

Maria leads the delivery of holistic services which support around 2,000 at risk people per year, including the provision of specialist immigration advice. Without free immigration advice, families often cannot access other basic services such as healthcare, free school meals, universal credit and housing. One of their projects, The Praxis’ Housing Project, won Homeless Link 2019 Innovation Award and was a finalist of the 2019 Guardian Public Service Awards and 2018 World Habitat Awards.


“We believe that we need to address the root causes of poverty and destitution for people who have migrated – and access to services addressing the health and wellbeing of the community is an important stepping stone. Only then, can all people, including those who have made the UK their home, live in safety and dignity.”

– Maria Iglesias, Head of Operations, Praxis


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]

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