Encourage actions that address the links between poor health and employment status

Our plan to address this step:
  • Support and encourage actions that focus on the links between poor health and employment status including opportunities for income maximisation, debt support, welfare rights
Tracking progress:
  • Link to Community Wealth Building and Recovery Strategy indicators
Who is involved:
  • Newham Council including MoneyWorks
  • 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

Florence helps run advice services for Newham residents at Citizens Advice East End. Citizens Advice are a local independent charity and are members of the national Citizens Advice network. They provide advice and casework on debt,

welfare benefits, employment rights, housing, basic immigration, consumer, family and personal issues. Last year, they helped 37,000 people increase their incomes by £22 million through support such as, savings on their gas bills, reversing incorrect benefit decisions, budgeting, writing off and rescheduling debts.

“When people come to us for advice, they often tell us how stressed they are, and one of the amazing things about this job is seeing people move forward and resolve their issues. It’s fantastic to see what a positive impact this can have on their health and wellbeing.”

– Florence Acen, Team Leader Newham, Citizens Advice East End

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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