Community Neighbourhood Link Workers

BSL Support

Many people find themselves feeling isolated and lonely at some point in their lives. Community Neighbourhood Link Workers support residents for up to 6 weeks on a one-to-one basis to help build confidence in seeking out and/or rediscovering hobbies and interests. 

A member of the team is based in each Community Neighbourhood and has oversight of local social care and health events taking place our libraries and community centres provide.

Information, advice and guidance

Community Neighbourhood Link Workers are well connected to local community activities and support services in Newham.

The team can advise and support you in accessing local activities/services – many are free or subsidised.

This includes:

  • Coffee mornings
  • Walking
  • Exercise clubs
  • Gardening groups
  • Carers support groups
  • Mental health support
  • End of life care
  • Volunteering
  • Health and nutritional support and so much more.

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:

For all other form filling support, you can visit your local Library for more information.

Who is my Community Neighbourhood Link Worker?

Area ​Link Worker
​​Beckton and Royal Docks ​Shamilla Kumari
​Custom House and Canning Town ​Noreen Mukalazi
​East Ham ​Mikayl Mehtab
​Forest Gate ​Jacqui Pringle
​Green Street ​Monjila Khatun
​Manor Park ​John Celso
​Plaistow ​Rashpal Gill
​Stratford and West Ham ​Sabrina Glen

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. Please click on the link below for what you can do and where you can go for support and top tips on combatting loneliness:

Combatting loneliness - helpful tips (Word)

Managing loneliness and isolation at home (PDF)