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.
Places For All Strategy 2020-2025
The ‘Places for All Strategy 2020-2025’ was approved by Cabinet at its meeting on 3 November 2020. The strategy provides an update on current and forecasted demand for school places over the next five years with proposals on managing sufficiency particularly in regards to primary and secondary mainstream provision.
School Place Planning Stratgey 2020 - 2025 (PDF)
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 qualifyPDF for benefits.
The policy sets out eligibility criteria, the assessment process, support provided and the process for ending support.
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.
Community Wealth Building Strategy
Newham has launched its Community Wealth Building strategy, underpinned by the principles of economic, social and environmental justice; so that long-term prosperity, wellbeing and fairness for all our residents in the Borough is achieved; and our response to the Climate Emergency is progressed.
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
Between 2019 to 2020 we spoke to over 500 carers to understand more about how we could improve carers support services in Newham. Using this feedback, and in partnership with our partners across Health and the Voluntary & Community Sector we have developed a new, multi-agency strategy to support Carers of all ages, from 5 years old onwards.
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.
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.
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.