Community Links provides a comprehensive, wraparound service delivering debt, welfare, housing and legal advice thanks to a team of in-house and front-line advisors and volunteers.
Our Youth and Employment services enable people to realise their potential by removing barriers to success, building confidence and improving life skills.
Community Links delivers projects promoting early diagnoses of cancer by increasing the uptake of the NHS Cancer screening programmes and raising awareness
The Early Action Task Force was established in 2011 as a group of leaders from across sectors committed to building a society that prevents problems from occurring rather than one that struggles with the consequences.
From our base in east London, we apply the learning from our local work to influence and achieve positive national change.
The latest news and blogs from Community Links
3 December 2018
The UK Government’s Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn Romeo, explains how Early Action is "the bread and butter of social work."
21 November 2018 | Daniel Willis
We hosted an evidence-gathering session with Professor Philip Alston in which over 100 members of the local community shared and listened to testimony.
8 November 2018
We have partnered with Eastside Community Heritage to screen a short film on community leader Kamal Chunchie on Friday 9th November
1 November 2018
This month, The Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock shared his for a “new 21st century focus on prevention”. The government launched a new National Hate Crime Plan which is part of their wider strategy to combat hate crime.
30 October 2018
Between 5 and 16 November, Professor Alston will be visiting different parts of the UK to gather evidence about the effects of austerity, poverty and inequality.
26 October 2018 | Lisa Bajada
Community Links’ Talent Match programme is coming to an end soon. One of our advisors, Lisa Bajada, reflects on her experiences in the programme.
26 October 2018
The upcoming budget provides an opportunity for the government to take Early Action and prevent more families from falling into poverty.
9 October 2018
Early Action-focused projects such as the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and Alright Mate are actively tackling male suicide by challenging the cultural barriers and gender expectations that discourage men from seeking help for mental illness.
4 October 2018
Secondary schools from the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham will be represented at this free conference, as we look to involve 120 students and 20 staff.
2 October 2018
As mentioned in last month's bulletin, in his first speech as the new Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock announced prevention as one of his three top priorities to sustain the UK health and social care system.