Welcome to Alternatives

We opened in 1994, and are a caring and friendly voluntary agency with the aim of offering support in the circumstances of pregnancy choices, following pregnancy loss, and with advocacy for families.

We cover these areas

Newham - East Ham, West Ham, Beckton, Canning Town, Custom House, Royal Docks, Forest Gate, Upton Park, Manor Park, Plaistow, Stratford and wider parts of East London.

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This centre may not refer directly for termination

* We are not able to refer directly for termination. We offer clients information on all the options and are well resourced to provide both immediate and long term support as necessary, directing to other agencies as appropriate.

Free services & opening times for Alternatives

When are you open?

Where will I find Alternatives?

Address & directions

You'll find Alternatives here

Alternatives, Forrest House, 63 Rowntree Clifford Close, Plaistow, London E13 8AB


Forrest House is easy to reach by public transport.

From Stratford or Plaistow stations, take the 241 bus to the Liddon Road stop in Balaam Street.

From Canning Town station or the direction of East Ham or Forest Gate, buses 5,115, 300 and 330 stop nearby on the Barking Road at the Plaistow Police Station stop as does the 276.

Forrest House is fully accessible with a ramp, a wheelchair-accessible toilet and two counselling rooms on the ground floor. Parking spaces are available outside.

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