- The Children's Society Homeless Families Support Programme was established in Newham in 1996 'to increase access to (primary) health care and other related services for homeless families (especially refugees)' in the borough. It was created because existing services in Newham were concentrating on single homelessness, leaving homeless families without a main point of contact. The King's Fund awarded The Children's Society a grant to part-fund a Project Worker, Health, for three years for its Homeless Families Support Programme. The project has been evaluated over two years by Michael Bell Associates, an independent social policy and consultancy organisation. The evaluation aims to highlight the issues raised by the work, which provides access to health services to communities and seeks to influence service development.