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Organisations that support involvement and Co-Production

To get involved you can contact any of the groups below.

If you want to get involved but are not feeling confident then several of these organisations can offer help and support to get your views heard.

Some of the services they offer include:

  • assertiveness training
  • 1-2-1 support
  • peer support training
  • group support and
  • social activities

Newham Carers Network

Newham Carers Network provides advocacy, advice and support to carers in the London Borough of Newham.

They also enable and empower Carers Champions to represent the views and opinions of carers at:

  • the Newham Co-Production Forum
  • Newham Carers United Forums and
  • quarterly meetings with the Director of Adult Social Care at the London Borough of Newham.

For further information contact:

Patrick Cahillane - Carers Engagement/Co-Production Co-ordinator
Newham Carers Network
The Renewal Programme @ 395
395 High Street North
Manor Park
E12 6PG
Call: 020 8519 0800


If you would like support to help you to put your opinions across we offer an advocacy service. Someone speaks on your behalf to help you say what you want to say.

The London Borough of Newham has commissioned VoiceAbility to provide advocacy support, including those with mental health conditions. If you want to find out more please contact them:

Stratford Advice Arcade
107-109 The Grove
Stratford, E15 1HP
Tel: 020 3355 7142

ASK User-led Mental Health Group

ASK aims to be a user-led membership organisation which provides information and support services to customers (18+) and their carers, who are users, or potential users, of mental health services primarily in Newham.
ASK run a monthly Forum which runs on the second Thursday of each month at Stratford Advice Arcade. ASK produces a monthly calendar of activities and a quarterly newsletter which is widely distributed in the borough. For further details please contact:

Sandra Amoah, Co-Chair

Newham Older People's Reference Group (OPRG)

The aim of the Newham Older People's Reference Group (OPRG)is to ensure that the quality of life of the Borough's older residents is a priority of any policy making.

The group is open to all interested residents aged 50 and over, regardless of:

  • race
  • religion
  • sexual orientation
  • disability

They endeavour to encompass the needs of disabled members so that attending regular meetings and other activities is as easy as is possible.

Membership is on a voluntary basis. Any member already involved in other groups, where there is a shared agenda, is encouraged to act as a go-between so that information, ideas and decisions can be usefully exchanged and disseminated.

The group meets up to 10 times per year at various centres throughout Newham.

For further details contact:

Nadeya Zaman, Project Co-ordinator
Tel: 0208 821 0861


London Borough of Newham Co-Production Team

The current team of 3 staff works to maximise the involvement of customers across all service areas within the Council.

They ensure that the views of customers and carers are used to shape services.

Specific groups are facilitated and supported by the Co-Production team, These groups include:

  • ASK User-led Mental Health Group
  • Autism Strategy Group
  • Autism Support Group
  • Newham Homelessness Action Group
  • Newham Learning Disabilities Partnership Advisory Group
  • Newham Leisure Access Forum

For more information contact:

Aidan Keightley - Co-production Manager
Call: 0203 373 4131

Honey Sarfo - Co-Production and Participation Officer
Call: 0203 373 1638

Kundayi Sisulu-Co-Production and Participation Facilitator
Call: 0203 373 8392