Policies and plans

On this page you will find our policies and plans setting out our vision and priorities for Newham and how we plan to achieve them.  ​​

Children and young people

Children and young people's plan

We have developed the Newham Children’s Trust Children and Young People’s Plan 2015-18 (CYPP) to communicate how we will be moving forward over the next four years to improve outcomes for children and young people. 

No recourse to public funds

This policy sets out how we work with families with children under the age of 18 who are subject to immigration control and do not qualify for benefits.
The policy sets out eligibility criteria, the assessment process, support provided and the process for ending support.
Policy and practice guidance in respect of those with no recourse to public funds (PDF)

Corporate Plan


This plan sets out what the Council will do in 2019/20 to achieve the Mayor's vision for Newham.
Corporate Plan 2019-20​ (PDF)


Our Corporate Plan for 2010-13 sets out the key actions we will take between 2010 and 2013 to deliver our Sustainable Community Strategy, in line with your priorities to improve services for you. It also sets out how we will measure our success in delivering your priorities.





Council Tax

Discretionary Council Tax reductions

Discretionary Council Tax reductions for individual Council Tax payers policy (PDF) sets out how a Newham resident can ask for a discretionary discount (as well as, or instead of a Council Tax Reduction) on their Council Tax bill.

Health and social care

Joint Mental Health Strategy

Together with Newham’s Health and Wellbeing Board and Newham Clinical Commissioning Group, we are committed to improving the wellbeing and outcomes for people with mental health problems. This strategy describes our commissioning priorities for mental health over the next five years.

Joint Dementia Strategy

The strategy sets out how we will work with the Newham Clinical Commissioning Group and our partners to support and develop services for people with dementia and their carers over the next three years.

Joint Carers' Strategy

We have co-produced the Joint Carers' Strategy 2015-18 with carers and the Newham Clinical Commissioning Group to ensure that carers are supported and they receive the help they need.
The strategy sets out how we will work together to deliver and monitor services for carers, and our priorities for the next three years.
Joint Carers' Strategy 2015-18 (PDF)

Autism Strategy for Adults

The strategy sets out how we will work with the Newham Clinical Commissioning Group and our partners to support the needs of adults with autism in Newham.

Employment Strategy

This strategy sets out how we aim to increase the number of people with health and social care needs gaining paid or self-employment over three years.

Sustainable Community Strategy

Our Sustainable Community Strategy for 2012-2030 sets out our how we will deliver better and more comprehensive services to the residents of Newham through all our policies.
It gives a clearer focus to our main priorities aimed at benefiting the borough, and shows what we need to do over the next few years.

Sustainable Community Strategy 2012

The 2012 version of the Sustainable Community Strategy builds on our  existing 2010 Strategy. We rewrote the Strategy to reflect our commitment to resilience.
In the 2012 version of the Strategy, we have also added to the results we want to achieve through the Newham Partnership and how we plan to achieve them.
We look at the main priorities of residents and our local partners every year using surveys and consultations. The Sustainable Community Strategy will help us to:
  • review our progress to deliver better and more comprehensive services to residents
  • confirm our commitment to delivering our vision and
  • make sure we have the plans in place to deliver it.

Previous versions of the strategy


Slavery and anti trafficking statement​

​​​​​The London Borough of Newham recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. The organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

This statement sets out the Council’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. You can read our full Slavery and anti-trafficking statement here.​

Slavery and human trafficking statement 2018 (PDF)​​​
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