Reduce the numbers of children living in temporary accommodation (family homelessness)

Our plan to address this step:
  • Establish baseline through housing health needs assessment and then review policies and standards
Tracking progress:
  • Reduction in number of children in temporary housing
Who is involved:
  • Private landlords
  • Newham Council including children's health team

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] to find out more.

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


Newham changemaker

In 2017, Jane and some other concerned mothers and aunties set up The Magpie Project, with the purpose to make mum’s and children’s lives better

during their time in temporary accommodation. They provide practical support and advice to mothers and children under five in temporary or insecure accommodation.

“We believe all children have a right to a secure, safe place to play, healthy food, engaged parents and access to support, no matter what their family circumstances. We are also determined to be the voice for those that can’t be heard on the housing debate. We believe that poor housing and the health inequalities and problems it

creates is everybody’s problem – but also, luckily, everybody can do something to help solve the issue.”

– Jane Williams, CEO, The Magpie Project

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