Support for asylum seekers and refugees

Welcome Newham: One-Stop Shop

Are you a newly arrived resident to Newham from outside the UK?

Newham Council, in partnership with the voluntary and community sector, have launched a weekly one-stop shop offering help and support newly arrived Newham Residents.

The weekly one-stop shops provide an opportunity for newly arrived residents (those granted their leave to remain within the last 6 months) to Newham and those seeking asylum to access a number of different service offerings to help establish a life in Newham. These are drop-in sessions so people can attend anytime - there is no need to RSVP. We also speak multiple languages.

The following in person assistance will be provided at the one-stop shop:

• Help to register with a Doctor for access to health services

• Support for pregnant and new mums

• Support to apply for benefits to help towards your living costs

• Assistance to apply for school places for all children

• Homelessness prevention and support

• Biometric Resident Permit guidance

• ASPEN and ARC card queries

• Access to lessons to learn how speak English

• Support in finding work and volunteering opportunities

• Help to work out the costs involved in affording accommodation in private rented sector and social housing

The one-stop shop is at Stratford Library, 1 st Floor - 3 The Grove, E15 1EL every Thursday 10am to 3pm. On the first Thursday of every month there will be a focus on employment and volunteer opportunities. Every week we host workshops on finding accommodation in the Private Rented Sector and social housing (3.30-5pm).

We look forward to seeing you there.

Welcome Newham Team


Phone 020 3373 3222