We're delighted that our Newham Nurture project has received a City of Sanctuary award this month, in recognition of their contribution to supporting those seeking sanctuary.
Newham Nurture is a community partnership with NCT, Alternatives Trust, The Magpie Project and Compost London, supporting women from low income, migrant and marginalised backgrounds during and after pregnancy.
Siân Summers-Rees, Chief Officer at City of Sanctuary UK, said: “Newham Nurture truly exemplifies sanctuary in maternity care. Pregnancy and parenthood can be daunting – even more so when also going through the UK asylum system – but Newham Nurture’s innovative and inclusive programming ensures more families get the care, support, friendship and community that we all deserve.
“We all have a part to play in building a kinder, fairer, more equitable society; through this award we formally recognise and celebrate Newham Nurture’s phenonemal contribution."
The Maternity Service of Sanctuary title was awarded by City of Sanctuary UK, a nationally coordinated network of organisations and services, including councils, universities, theatres and libraries that welcome and support refugees and people seeking asylum.