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 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, carers 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 social care and health 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.
Support to complete forms for accessible transport
Community Neighbourhood Link Workers can support with completing forms to apply for accessible transport. This service is only provided to residents who are housebound and who do not have any family or friends able to offer support.
The forms the team can support with include:
Download Form filling support services in Newham (PDF) for details of where you can get free support.
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
Team member’s right to left including the Neighbourhoods they cover: L to R back row Rashpal Gill (Plaistow), Jacqui Pringle (Forest Gate), Noreen Mukalazi (Canning Town & Custom House), Mikayl Mehtab (East Ham), John Celso (Manor Park), Sabrina Glen (Stratford and West Ham). Front row Shamilla Kumari (Beckton and Royal Docks), Georgina Drummond (Team Leader) & Monjila Khatun (Green Street).
|Area||Link Worker||Contact Details|
|Beckton and Royal Docks||Mikayl Mehtab||
[email protected] DDI: 020 3373 1076 Mobile: 07812 675213
|Custom House and Canning Town||Noreeen Mukalazi||[email protected]
DDI: 020 3373 0332 Mobile: 07814 615350
|East Ham||Mikayl Mehtab||[email protected] DDI: 020 3373 1076 Mobile: 07812 675213|
|Forest Gate||Jacqui Pringle||[email protected] DDI: 020 3373 1884 Mobile: 07812 675187|
|Green Street||Monjila Khatun||
[email protected] DDI: 020 3373 8297 Mobile: 07976 734616
|Manor Park||John Celso||[email protected] DDI: 020 3373 8272 Mobile: 07866 152925|
|Plaistow||Habiba Ali||[email protected] DDI: 020 3373 2809 Mobile: 07812 675216|
|Stratford and West Ham||Sabrina Glen||[email protected] DDI: 020 3373 6306 Mobile: 07814 636510|
Time To Talk
Every Friday at 2pm join Newham’s Community Neighbourhood Link Worker team for information about what’s happening in your area, meet new friends and stay connected.
https://zoom.us/j/6504288032 Meeting ID: 650 428 8032
For more information or if you need help accessing a device or logging on please email [email protected] or call 07814 615 350.
Online social group for young adults with learning disabilities. Join for a chat, games and the chance to meet up with friends.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/8952584162
Meeting ID: 8952584162
For more information contact Jacqui on 07812 675187 or Monjila on 07976 734616.