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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of  community health and mental health services across the north east London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, Essex and Kent and Medway and Barnet.

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NELFT signs up to new Levelling Up framework

We have joined a growing number of organisations committing to a new way of measuring social impact. In partnership with former Education Secretary Rt Hon Justine Greening and former Public Health Minister Rt Hon Anne Milton, NELFT will now produce a Levelling Up Impact Report to measure our impact using the Levelling Up Goals.

Established earlier this year, the Levelling Up Goals cover key life stages and provide a clear benchmark for organisations to measure their impact against. The Levelling Up Impact Report will identify our strengths and areas where more can be done to help level up local communities.

A number of NHS and public sector organisations are now measuring their social impact against the goals, as well as a range of businesses and universities.

A long-term campaigner on levelling up, in 2018 Justine Greening co-founded the Social Mobility Pledge to bring organisations together to improve social mobility. The Levelling Up Goals are the first major piece of work developed by the most committed of these organisations, the Purpose Coalition.

Justine Greening said:

“NHS organisations play a key role in society by boosting opportunity and driving levelling up in their communities. The health inequalities that exist in different communities across the UK have been highlighted even more following the coronavirus pandemic. Nowhere is this more apparent than in London.

I’m really excited to be working with a purpose driven NHS organisation on our levelling up work. The Levelling Up Goals give a clear architecture for committed organisations and leaders, such as NELFT and Jacqui Van Rossum, to measure and articulate their purpose and impact.”

Jacqui Van Rossum, Acting Chief Executive here at NELFT, said:

“Levelling up and tackling inequalities for our local communities across London, Essex and Kent nis core to our work here at NELFT and I am delighted to formally be part of the new Levelling Up programme.
The Levelling Up Impact Report will really support us to identify areas where we can make further improvements for our patients and the communities we serve.”