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COVID-19 Support for Newham Families

Useful Contacts and Emergency Assistance for Families

Newham Families Information Service and Local Offer -

An inclusive local family directory and service guide for families with children and young people aged 0-25 years with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability.




Emergency Assistance

Food bank

Manor Park Centre

Manor Park Christian centre
454 High Street North
E12 6RH

Opening Times: Tues 10- 12pm

Food Bank

St Marks Centre,
218 Tollgate Road,
E6 5YA

020 7474 3060

Opening Times: Fridays 7-9pm

Food Bank

Bonny Downs Community Centre

Bonny Downs Church Hall,
Darwell Close off Flanders Road
E6 6BT

020 7474 3060

Food Bank

London Ghana SDA Church

Chadwin Road,
E13 8NF

0207 474 8095

Thursdays, 6 – 8pm

Food Bank

Rehoboth Church

478 Barking Road,
E13 8QB

07951 612405 (Emergency Food Distribution)

Saturdays, 9am -11am

Food Bank

Royal Docks Activity Centre

Albert Road,
E16 2JB

0207 476 1666 (Emergency Food Distribution)

Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 2pm

Food Bank


738 Barking Road, 


E13 9LB

07944 101267 (Emergency Food Distribution)

Sundays, 10.30 - 13.00

Emergency Assistance (i.e. food parcels, clothing etc)


Support Services

Maternity Support

  • Newham NCT (includes breastfeeding support) and Parents in Mind PND support


  •  Maternity Voices Partnership Newham (Social Action for Health)


  •  Alternatives Pregnancy and family support particularly those with no access to public funds.



  • Kooth Online Counselling (10-16 year olds)
  • Childline 0800 11 11
  • Newham Talking Therapies (self-referral) 0208 475 8080
  • NSPCC – 0808 800 5000
  • Family Lives – 0808 800 2222
  • Runaway Free – 116 000
  • Young Minds Parent Helpline – 0808 802 5544
  • Gangsline – 0800 032 9538
  • Crimestoppers – 0800 555 111

Benefits Advice


Newham Community and Crisis Support 

Community Based Support Groups

  • The Magpie Project -
  • BDCA Community Association -

Projects specifically for elders, children, parent/carers and youth as well as general community services around healthy food, poverty response, sports and a Gardening Project.

Community Based Support Groups

Debt Management

Newham MoneyWorks

112 - 118 The Grove


E15 1NS

Monday to Friday



Tel: 020 8430 2041



Social Media Apps and Support Groups

  • A Facebook group for Newham has been set up where people have been posting information for residents in need of support:
  • OLIO App - Olio is a mobile app for food-sharing, aiming to reduce food waste. It does this by connecting those with surplus food to those who need or wish to consume such food.