Give every child in in Newham the best start to life

Our plan to address this step:
  • Strengthen Newham’s parenting and family support offer
  • Achieve UNICEF Stage 3 Baby Friendly accreditation
  • Roll out Newham’s Baby Friendly Newham initiative
  • Introduce a universal offer for Healthy Start vitamins
  • Strengthen the delivery and uptake of oral health services and ensure its integration across children and young people settings
  • Increase the number of children and parents who are meeting the guidelines for play and physical activity
Tracking progress:
  • Achievement of UNICEF Stage 3 Baby Friendly accreditation
Who is involved:
  • Newham Council, including 0-19 Children’s Health Service and Early Years
  • Maternity services
  • Clinical Commissioning Group
  • 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

Deborah’s focus is on improving the health and wellbeing of families with children under the age of five, with a particular emphasis on the most disadvantaged families. This is accomplished through outreach at clinics, breastfeeding support, stay and play and working with health visitors.

Deborah has created and worked with many organisations to get the message across to families that a healthy lifestyle is incredibly important.

“Newham is one of the most deprived boroughs with an alarmingly high number of obese adults and children. Teaching children how to eat healthy at a young age is likely to have a positive impact on them throughout their entire life. We all need to work together to ensure this message reaches as many families as possible, in a consistent way.”

– Deborah Reid, Best Start in Life Children Centre Lead

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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