The Magpie Project

We provide a safe and fun place for mums and under-fives suffering in temporary or insecure accommodation. 

Our offer includes:

  • Art activities with our resident artist
  • Messy play
  • Fun and friends
  • Indoor and outdoor play
  • Nutritious snack
  • Teas and coffees
  • Healthy lunch

We help mums get the advice and support they need

  • Shelter Housing Advisor
  • Health Visitors
  • Children’s Centre Family Support Workers
  • Workplace Newham advisor
  • London Black Women’s Project legal advisor

We support families with the essentials

  • Baby and nappy bank
  • Children’s clothes bank
  • Travel expenses
  • Food bank referrals

Due to the ever-changing Covid guidelines we are running a different service to usual.

We are avoiding face to face sessions, case work is remote or by appointment. We are distributing essentials, food, equipment, nappies, craft items etc at the door.

Workshops, crafts, stories, and peer support are happening online.


Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly