Community Neighbourhood Link Workers

Feeling lonely can happen to us all, but there are lots of ways that you can get involved with your local community and meet new friends.

One-to-one support

Community Neighbourhood Link Workers support residents for up to six weeks on a one-to-one basis to help build confidence in seeking out and/or rediscovering hobbies and interests. Working together, we will both agree on an action plan that supports you to keep active, connected and healthy.

Information, advice and guidance

Don’t know where to start? We can offer information, advice and guidance on how to access local activities and services. There are lots of free activities available in Newham including gardening, walking groups, chess, carer support groups, knitting, exercising, volunteering and so much more.
A member of the team is based in each Community Neighbourhood and has oversight of local health and social care and events taking place in our libraries and community centers – so if you have any ideas of what’s missing we can help make it happen.

Tips and ideas – if you are feeling lonely

Feeling lonely is a normal human emotion such as joy and sadness. Everyone will feel lonely from time to time and is simply a sign of wanting contact with people.
Download Combatting loneliness - helpful tips (Word) for information about what you can do, where you can go for support and top tips on combatting loneliness.

Meet The Team
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(Back left to right) Mikayl, John, Lakhveer, Noreen, Habiba, Shamilla. (Front left to right) Jacqui, Georgina, Donna.

Link Worker Contact Details


Link Worker Contact Details

Beckton and
Royal Docks
Shamilla Kumari
Tel: 020 3373 1804
Mobile: 07854962478
East Ham
Mikayl Mehtab
Tel: 020 3373 1076
Mobile: 07812675213
Custom House and
Canning Town 
Noreen Mukalazi
Tel: 020 3373 0332
Mobile: 07814615350
Forest Gate
Jacqui Pringle
Tel: 020 3373 1884
Mobile: 07812675187
Green Street
Habiba Ali
Tel: 020 3373 2809
Mobile: 07812675216
Manor Park
Lakhveer Singh Bhakar
Tel: 0203 373 2045
Mobile: 07976733809
John Celso
Tel: 020 3373 1076 
Mobile: 07866152925
Stratford and
West Ham
Donna Williams
Tel: 020 3373 6548 
Team Manager
Georgina Drummond
Tel: 0203 373 4059
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