Background of NWT


Ethnic minority communities such as african & asians living in London Borough of Newham, especially the Bangladeshi communities in particular, children, young people and their family members often face rigorous difficulties in getting access to education, training and employment opportunities due to lack of or poor linguistic, cultural and communication skills.  Some of the barriers they generally face include limited employment options, access to health and social services etc. Moreover, due to lack of understanding, many families do hesitate to send their children to schools, particularly the backward communities. Therefore, there were genuine needs to support and assist these families in ways that were most appropriate to their cultural values.  With series of discussions and meetings with the residents and community workers within the community in 2001, the desire to establish a charitable organisation, accessible to all sections of the community in the area, which is known as the Newham Welfare Trust (NWT) was arrived at.  It took about two years to form this Charitable Trust in August 2003 following an election in the community.  It was registered as a Registered Charity with the Charities Commission for England and Wales, in October 2004.


Way to reach The Aim


  • Newham Welfare Trust (NWT) seeks to replicate good practices and looks to avoid the constant reinvention of the wheel that sometimes exists across the voluntary sector.

  • Through working in partnership with the statutory agencies (local authority, health authority, the police authority) as well all other structures of influence to help shape and influence planning, bring about change and institute good practice.

  • Newham Welfare Trust (NWT) strives to work and support other similar organisations in their efforts to serve the community.

  • The Executive committee is committed to working in a way that has transparency, accountability, excellent quality management and administrative systems and service.


Our vision


Newham welfare Trust (NWT) shall remain as a politically unbiased voluntary organisation to assist the Minority Community Living in the Canning Town, Custom House, North Woolwich, Plaistow and Silver Town surrounding areas of London Borough of Newham through the provision of advice, information, counselling, support, interpretation, translation and other services.  Our vision is to help the deprived community to reach the maximum potential of their lives so that they can contribute the best within the wider community. We are also committed to take initiative to extend living in Newham. To achieve this vision, we have set out the followings:


  • Conduct or promote Research activities to find out the necessity of the community.

  • Provide mother tongue educational support.

  • Conduct or promote Research activities to find out the necessity of the community.

  • Provide information and advice.

  • Organise activities and events that will help to preserve and enrich cultural heritage.

  • Offer provision to support disabled people.

  • Organise activities and support youths in  tackling guns, gangs and knives crimes among young people

  • Enable the deprived families to share activities with members of other minority and wider British Community, hence facilitating better social integration.

  • Training (Capacity building, Child protection, First Aid, Health & Hygiene).


Our target groups


Newham Welfare Trust (NWT) identifies groups within the community that it makes special efforts to reach.


  • Parents: We are committed to empowering parents in the community to make informed choices outside of the mainstream through like-minded support and offering factual information.

  • Non-participating Young People: Researches have shown that young people from Black Ethnic and Minority Community, especially Bangladeshi young men have the lowest uptake of adult education in the UK and only have the most basic literacy standards.  Moreover they are a very hard target group to reach.  Therefore, we make special efforts to ensure that their needs are met.

  • Older People: To enjoy social care and support within the Bangladeshi community; to benefit from health and leisure, appropriate housing and support/care in the community.

  • Excluded Women: The provision of appropriate learning opportunities is essential in tackling women’s exclusion from public life.  NWT is committed to providing targeted programmes that build the levels of skills and confidence that women require to enter public life like others.

  • Children: NWT takes steps to explore how children express and resolve unspoken feelings about traumatic experiences in play and other activities, based on their observations of peer support groups, outreach programmes and through individual’s own accounts.

  • Global Relationship: We have received enormous demands from the community to move forward to help their living abroad and living under miserable living conditions.

  • Deprived community as a whole:  We encourage people within the deprived community to enjoy social and cultural activities available or those offered by various organizations. This will help them understand the dynamics of a mixed society like the UK.



Annual Report