Reduce levels of homelessness and rough sleeping in Newham

Our plan to address this step:
  • Implement recommendations in Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy
  • Develop preventative approach based on risk factors
  • Improve health pathways to support
Tracking progress:
  • Reduction in numbers of rough sleepers
  • Improved routes to supported tenancies
Who is involved:
  • Newham Council including housing and adult social care
  • 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

Lola’s Homeless is a community group supporting the homeless in Newham. After her own experiences of being homeless and an encounter with a young homeless girl called Chloe, Lorraine decided to set up the group. They offer a wide range of support to those sleeping rough, including food, clothing, advice, paying for accommodation and attending hospital appointments.

“I run the community group via Facebook and have relied solely on local residents when I post appeals for support. I couldn’t have done it without all these amazing volunteers. Not only does being homeless impact your physical health, we have found that most people living on the streets have an underlying mental health problem too. There is more to be done and I will continue to be the voice for homeless people in Newham.”

– Lorraine Tabone, Lola's Homeless

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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