London Borough of Newham

In the London Borough of Newham, we have several services. You can find a summary of these below.

Call us:
0208 900 2221

Write to us:
VoiceAbility, Stratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove, Stratford, London, E15 1HP

Professionals who would like to refer someone can download a form and an overview of eligibility criteria below.

VoiceAbility in Newham offers people who have additional needs, such as a disability or mental health illness, advocacy support to understand your choices and make decisions. Our advocates will listen to what you want and help you work towards your goal.

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Sometimes lots of people have similar issues, and their voices are stronger together. Group advocacy is where Newham People First advocates support you, and others like you, to talk about issues that affect you all. The groups will be for people who use health or social care services in Newham. 

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A peer advocate is a trained volunteer who has similar experiences to you and so can understand the situation you are in. Peer advocates or mentors support you to have a voice about the issues that matter to you.

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If you have been assessed as ‘lacking capacity’ to make specific decisions you may be able to get an advocate. 

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Do you live in Newham and need help to be involved in decisions about your care needs? An advocate can help you be heard, understand your choices and make your own decisions. Find out about how an advocate can help you, and how to get in touch with the Newham team.

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We provide the IMHA service for people who need support with their rights under the mental health act. 

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