What we achieve

Our services are taken up by over 5,000 people a year in Newham who are facing challenges in their life because they might be a carer, a migrant or refugee, homeless, or unable to communicate because English isn't a language they know.  With our support, they can start to turn their lives around.

Our services taken together mean we provide a rich mix and wide range of types of support, but specifically focusing on people living in and around Newham.  Very often when a person and their family is facing a crisis, the issues they are facing can be multiple. The Renewal Programme’s breadth of knowledge and expertise means we can draw on our internal resources to offer someone the most personal and tailored support possible to address their needs in the round.

Our success is where we have supported a beneficiary to go a journey where they can overcome their current challenges and become more resilient to face the challenges that life throws at them in the future.

The Renewal Programmes Refugee & Migrant ProjectRefugee & Migrant Project

The Refugee & Migrant Project supported 486 individual advocacy clients in 2016 -17, of whom 69% were women and 66% had children.  Counting the children and partners of our clients, we supported a total number of 1,325 people during the year. 

Of these, 30% wanted to support with their immigration status and therefore no recourse to public funds or other means of income. 

We provided 544 advocacy sessions and referred 98 new families on to our food bank and 60 families were supported to access individual welfare grants.

57 people were assisted to access initial pro bono legal advice, of which the vast majority wanted assistance with regularizing their immigration status.

Newham Carers Network The Renewal Programmes Newham Carers Network

During 2016-17 we supported 2,965 carers with advocacy support

239 carers took part in our Big Lottery funded carers’ health and wellbeing activities.

We also supported 35 young carers and through our outreach work identified 504 new carers

Youth The Renewal Programmes Youth

During the year we were successful in bidding for a new 2-year contract from London Borough of Newham in conjunction with a number of other local voluntary sector providers through the Youth Providers Partnership. 

In the year to 31 March 2017, 415 young people had participated in at least two of our activities.

We counted 3,493 instances of a young person joining one of our activities. coming from a very wide range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

The Renewal Programmes Training & EducationTraining & Education

During the year to March 2017, we ran 48 courses and enrolled 742 learners over the academic year. Courses provided include ESOL, Maths, IT and Office Professional.

87% of our learners achieved a qualification and we are very proud of their achievements.

Read our Evaluation report on our ESOL class for women over 60 funded by the City Bridge Trust created by PhD students from University College of London

Supported Housing The Renewal Programmes Supported Housing

In the year to 31 March 2016, 15 people achieved planned the move on compared to our annual target of 11.