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A selection of community services

Useful Links

The Magpie Project provides a safe and fun place for mums and under-fives suffering in temporary or insecure accommodation.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support, and legal services.

Hestia supports adults and children in times of crisis, delivering services across London.

Scope is a disability equality charity in England and Wales. Providing practical information and emotional support when it’s most needed, and campaigning relentlessly to create a fairer society

Action for Children protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

Family Support Referral provides early help and family support for families with young children.

Newham Council services are provided by Newham Council for residents.

Mind mental health support

Newham Council Covid-19 support services for Newham residents.

Newham Workplace helps Newham residents get into work, regardless of the level of experience. Providing support and advice.

Newham Money Works supports Newham residents who may be struggling with debt or the cost of everyday living.

Wellbeing & Mental Health Support

Community Links support and advice for Newham residents covering a wide range of issues.



  • Now managed by Oliver Thomas
    Oliver Thomas Nursery and Children’s Centre is now managing the children’s centre provision in the Beckton and Royal Docks neighbourhood area. […]
  • Covid-19 and useful links
    Newham Council Services and Support Government guidance  NHS Support/Advice Request a NHS Covid-19/Coronavirus test Newham Food Alliance Wellbeing & Mental […]
  • Received your free Book Packs?
    Have you received a free Book Start pack for your child yet? Book packs are available from the Children's Centre for babies and toddlers, there are also packs […]
  • Book our new session – Play
    The Importance of Play New 5-week course to help you enhance the quality of play and interaction you have with your child, gain a better understanding of the […]
  • Healthy Start Vouchers
    You qualify for Healthy Start if you’re at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old and you or your family get: Income Support Income-based […]
  • Closed Thursday 22nd July – training
    On Thursday 22nd July the Children's Centre will be closed for staff training.  There will be no sessions or staff available.  Apologies for any inconvenience […]
  • Garden Makeover
    Exciting things have been going on at the Children's Centre this week.   We are having a garden makeover! The BaRD team are so excited and can't wait for […]
  • Update – we’re now open
    Beckton & Royal Docks Children's Centre remains open to support Newham families.  We are delivering sessions via zoom, please have a look at our timetable […]