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

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."

Maternity Stream Award Certificate


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.

More from Newham Nurture

Discover the Newham Nurture sessions taking place in the London Borough of Newham.

Support lines and services available.

The Newham Nurture programme is a new community partnership with NCT, Alternatives Trust, The Magpie Project and Compost London supporting women ...

Find out more about opportunities to join the Newham Nurture team.

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

07542 128 205

Our office is situated within the Alternatives Trust Premises

Newham Nurture
Office 6 / St Marks Centre
218 Tollgate Road, Beckton
London E6 5YA

Crisis Helplines

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

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
The Magpie Project
Alternatives Trust East London
Compost London