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Havering is a borough proud of its heritage, thriving community, and the quality of life it offers. From skills development, to indulging a love of culture and entertainment – it is all here for you in Havering.

As a shopping destination, Havering caters for all tastes. From a large selection of well known national retailers to a range of independent traders.

With excellent travel connections, award-winning green spaces and great riverside location, Havering is on track to becoming a perfect place to live, work and visit.

We invest a lot in equality and diversity making sure the workforce is as representative as the patients we look after this gives me a sense of belonging and is one of the reasons I love being at NELFT so much.

– Silobile Moyo, Community Rehab Lead

Silobile Moyo - NELFT Practitioner

I am so proud to work in a career I love.
I am so proud to work in the NELFT community.

– Georgina, Senior Occupational Therapist

Georgina - NELFT Practitioner

I’m really supported in my current team from accessing training and professional development to socialising. I’m lucky enough to call many of my colleagues friends and we enjoy socialising when we are able to.

– Jacqui Moody, Occupational Therapist

Jaquie - NELFT Practitioner

I’ve been at NELFT for 20 years, I’ve stayed in NELFT for as long as I have because the values of this organisation are in line with my own beliefs, putting people first, prioritising quality, are key to the way I work and live. Everything we do at NELFT is about making a difference to the population we serve.

-Wellington Makala, Executive Chief Nurse.

Wellington - NELFT Practitioner

Training is encouraged and well supported across the trust and everyone has great development opportunities, particularly with pilot projects, interim roles and external training.

-Nick Bertram, Occupational Therapist  

Nick - NELFT Practitioner

NELFT are as committed to the staff as they are to the patients, there’s a strong emphasis on looking after our own mental health and you can access things like support groups and yoga sessions which really helps.

– Rukshana, Occupational Therapist

Rukshana - NELFT Practitioner on pink background

Every day is different and that’s one of things I love about this job. You never know what you’re coming into, but you always feel supported by the wider team to make those big decisions for your patients.

-Catherine Manderson, Crisis Team Manager, Kent & Medway.

Catherine - NELFT Practitioner

Working in the area

North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) delivers an extensive range of children’s services with lots of opportunities in the borough including: community paediatrics, physiotherapy, audiology and speech and language.

Adult services cover a range of specialisms with some exciting roles including: cardiac care, cancer therapies, community health and social care, as well as a large district nursing service providing 24 hour care to housebound service users. 

With being closely aligned with Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust (BHRUT) our community and mental health service undertake a lot of innovation to support the Health and Social Care system.

Havering are hosts to London AHP services and are closely aligned to the work of the NEL CCG transformation boards and as a result see large scale innovation (implementing a community FEES clinic in SLT / Implementing Moleculite in Podiatry / Implementing care Pathway Transformation with partners in MSK). Havering also hosts regional services including the Regional Prosthetic service and Child Health Information Services. 

Bernadette - Community Nurse

Commuting and Transport Links

With such close proximity to central London and excellent transport links, Havering is full of suburban character but within easy reach of the big cities. It’s an easy commute to surrounding areas by car or public transport with well established links and routes.

With miles of cycle paths and scenic routes through parks and open spaces, the borough is a great place to ride your bike when commuting to and from work or school.


Havering has an overwhelming amount to offer; from a thriving cultural quarter with theatres, museums and an arts centre, to 2,000 acres of open space, nature reserves, play areas and outdoor gyms, Havering has something for everyone.

Residents can benefit from a healthy and high quality of life. Did you know that 59% of Havering is green space: the highest concentration anywhere in London.

There is a tremendous variety of leisure opportunities to enjoy: including many miles of walking and cycling routes and a range of sports and pastimes on offer. 

The development of a new leisure centre is planned in the near future which will incorporate an ice rink, swimming pool and leisure facilities.

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Family Focus

Schools in Havering achieve well; recent results at all national key stages are generally positive, with over 60% of secondary school pupils achieving 5 good GCSEs.

The success of our children and young people is recognised not only through high academic achievement, but also through excellence in music, sport and the arts.

There are a wide range of sports, leisure activities, attractions and classes available for children and young people in and around the borough.