Newham

Greater London

Status

Planning

Lead partner

Public Health and Domestic and Sexual Violence, London Borough of Newham



Other Partners

  • Bart's Health
  • Thames Reach
  • Change Grow Live
  • East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Rough Sleeping/Homelessness Outreach Team
  • Sexual Health Services
  • LBN Modern Day Slavery Group
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Hestia


Area Summary

London Borough of Newham joined the MEAM Approach Network in May 2020 and are working on using the MEAM approach to help design and deliver better coordinated services for people engaged with sex work and develop a better understanding of how this group of people experience multiple disadvantage and the impact of significant health inequalities.

Newham recognise that previously the approach has been very enforcement based and look forward to building a support before enforcement response that is underpinned by a greater understanding of trauma and the need to be trauma informed.