The Newham Nurture programme is a new community partnership with NCT, Alternatives Trust, The Magpie Project and Compost London supporting women through pregnancy and up to two years post birth in the London Borough of Newham.

Pregnant mum talking to friend

The Programme

The partnership expands perinatal support across the borough, promoting the health and wellbeing of women from low income, migrant and marginalised backgrounds experiencing financial hardship and disadvantage.

The programme has a strong focus on accessibility and inclusion, providing a targeted and meaningful response to the specific barriers and challenges marginalised women face in gaining support and engaging with perinatal services.

Referrals

Women can be referred to Newham Nurture at anytime during their pregnancy until two years after birth. We are open to Black, Asian and minority ethnic migrant women who are Newham residents and are experiencing persistent barriers such as:

  • Insecure housing
  • Language barriers
  • Complex health needs
  • No recourse to public funds
  • Recent migrants, asylum seekers
  • Single mums with no support network 

If you would like to refer a woman to Newham Nurture, please click here and specify what support is required. They will receive contact by a staff member within 72 hours.

If you have any questions please email newham.nurture@nct.org.uk or call 07542 128 205

Our local office is situated within Alternatives Trust at Forrest House, 63 Rowntree Clifford Close, Liddon Road, Plaistow, London E13 8AB.

Support

Newham Nurture offers accessible drop-in weekly antenatal education sessions, with a crèche provided for 0-4 years. Although these are drop-in sessions, we recommend that if the crèche is needed or your client has very limited or no English language, please email or call us prior so we can prepare.

Baby&Me groups are held three times per week, delivered from community venues the Magpie Project E7 9DF, Alternatives Trust E13 8AB and St Mark’s Community Centre E6 5YA. These sessions provide women with timely information and access to support for all types of baby feeding, including breastfeeding, bottle feeding and mixed feeding, as well as the opportunity to expand their social networks.

Please see our current schedule of sessions here.

Wrap around peer support is additionally available with an aim to provide further emotional and practical support, to help reduce isolation, promote engagement with community and statutory services and increase confidence, mental health awareness and help to reduce stigma.

Peer supporters are local volunteer mums with lived experience who receive accredited training and offer time, space, and an empathetic, non-judgemental ear to pregnant and new mums up to six months after birth. Our peer supporters represent the wide diversity within the borough and are able to provide support in many languages other than English.

Women are able to access counselling through the programme which has normally seen low engagement by our client group due to economic hardship, long waiting times or additional barriers. Sessions take place either online or in person at Alternatives Trust office E13 8AB, with child care available. Please complete a referral here.

Co-production

With a co-production focus at its heart, the programme has a steering group comprising of local women from Black, Asian and minority ethnic and migrant backgrounds who have experienced barriers in accessing local perinatal services. Our co-production approach permeates through all aspects of the service, ensuring the service is person-centered, inclusive, accessible and builds on the strengths of existing community networks and cultural assets.

If you would like to refer a woman to Newham Nurture, please click on this link and specify what support is required. They will receive contact by a staff member within 72 hours.

If you have any questions please email newham.nurture@nct.org.uk or call 07542 128 205

Find out more

Discover the Newham Nurture events taking place in the Borough of Newham.

Support lines and services available.

Funded by Department for Health and Social Care
NCT
The Magpie Project
Alternatives Trust East London
Compost London
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Get support

Complete a referral form to access Newham Nurture support

Self referral

Professional referral

Contact details

07542 128 205
newham.nurture@nct.org.uk

Our office is situated within the Alternatives Trust Premises

Newham Nurture
c/o Alternatives Trust East London
Forrest House
63 Rowntree Clifford Close
Plaistow, London E13 8AB

Crisis Helplines

All calls are free

For all medical emergencies
(Police, Ambulance, Fire service)
999

Newham Mental Health Crisis Line
(available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
0800 073 0066

National Domestic Abuse Helpline
(available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
0808 2000 247

Samaritans Helpline
(Struggling to cope and need someone to talk to?)
116 123

Funded by Department for Health and Social Care
NCT
The Magpie Project
Alternatives Trust East London
Compost London