Author Archives: Jane Williams

Are you a mum on maternity leave? Become a MoM with us!

It is so easy to help out mums with children under five who are living in insecure accommodation. It is as simple as making friends. Simply come along, play, and then go with our mums and minis to another fun … Continue reading

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We asked the Mayor about the use of B&Bs: this is the response….

At the first full council meeting under Rokhsana Fiaz’s Mayoralty (Mayorship?!) we asked a question – on behalf of our mums and minis who are still being placed in hotels such as the one below – about the use of … Continue reading

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D’s extraordinary journey

When D came to us in June 2017 she and her four children were living on a friend’s sofa. She had no recourse to public funds and was living on £37 a week – for herself and four children, one … Continue reading

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We are moving to MAGPIE CLOSE

  Our new home is going to be: The Lodge, Forest Lane Park, Magpie Close, E7 9DD.   It is a gorgeous little place, with a playground right next to it, on the edge of a park. Perfect for our … Continue reading

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Meet our Trustees

Dianne Walls OBE Dianne has been retired seven years from her post as a head teacher of a nursery school and children’s centre and has served as a local councillor for Forest Gate South. Her career as a teacher started … Continue reading

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Buy bespoke hand made jewellery and be part of the Magpie magic

We cried tears of emotion when Jeff and Andi from the amazing local emporium Number 8 Forest Gate suggested making us their charity of the year and designing bespoke jewellery to in our honour. A fixed amount from each sale … Continue reading

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Read about us in Inside Housing

No place like home: raising children in unsuitable temporary housing INSIGHT11/01/187:00 AM BY JESS MCCABE What’s it like trying to raise a baby in cramped and dangerous temporary housing? Jess McCabe investigates.  Illustration by Jonathan Gibbs How do you teach … Continue reading

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