How we use our levers

noelito
3 min readJan 5, 2022

Together with our partners across the voluntary, community & faith sector, we launched the Newham Anti-Poverty Alliance.

This was built on the work of the Newham Social Welfare Alliance.

The pandemic has taught us that if we work together on key issues in Newham then we can make a real difference in people’s lives.

The Social Welfare Alliance supports frontline workers with information and referral pathways to support residents around income maximisation, immigration support and advice, early years, housing issues and much more.

The Alliance offers a development pathway, for those in the borough who are regularly having conversations with residents who are presenting with a range of social welfare issues.

The training sessions are for anyone in the borough who is regularly having conversations with residents who are presenting with a range of social welfare issues. It applies to any staff in the borough who work with residents in a community, food, or clinical setting where there are underlying issues that are affecting their health and where speedy and efficient support and/or signposting will make an immediate difference.

You can see what sessions the Alliance has coming up.

Newham Anti Poverty Alliance

The Anti Poverty Alliance started by deciding together what big missions we wanted to focus on: money & debt, housing & homelessness, skills & employment and wraparound support.

I’ve blogged before about how we are developing strategic partnerships and how to use different levers during the pandemic. Collaborate, Policy Lab and the JRF have mapped out different types of levers you can use in public service.

To take a focused approach to develop our policy levers to influence change to tackle poverty, we have taken the following approach:

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noelito

Head of Policy Design, Scrutiny & Partnerships @newhamlondon #localgov Co-founder of #systemschange & #servicedesign progs. inspired by @cescaalbanese