Adult Social Care in Newham

Adult social care is a broad term that refers to support provided by a wide range of agencies and individuals to help those in need to maintain their independence and well-being.

People may need social care support due to various reasons including mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities.

People with informal caring responsibilities can also benefit from social care support.

Social care support includes:

  • Personal care
  • Nursing homes
  • Supported accomodation e.g. extra care housing
  • Support to manage daily living tasks such as house work, errands, finances e.t.c
  • Occupational therapy, focused on maintaining and improving independence
  • Support to engage in social / community activities.


Social care is delivered by voluntary and private sector organisations, friends and family and Local Authorities.

Social care is not free for everyone and how much you pay towards the cost of your care will depend on your financial situation.

Service access criteria: Must be a resident of Newham.
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Non English speaking friendly
Waiting list (weeks): 1
Key words - separate with a comma: Social Services, Newham, Health and Social Care, Adult Social Care