Connect Hackney

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Connect Hackney aims to improve the wellbeing of Hackney residents aged 50 and over by reducing or preventing loneliness and isolation. The £5.8m six-year programme (2015 – 2021) is one of 14 programmes across England funded by Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Fulfilling Lives, Ageing Better programme.

We are working with the diverse communities of Hackney and our partners to understand the different things that can help over 50s stay connected and active in ways that suit them. Our outcomes for the programme are:

Outcome 1
Increased numbers of older people who are socially isolated, engage in meaningful and enjoyable activities which result in new friendships, sustained networks, improved resourcefulness, more confidence and thus, ultimately, a better quality of life.

Outcome 2
Increased numbers of older people who are at risk of social isolation, engage in meaningful and enjoyable activities which result in new friendships, sustained networks, improved resourcefulness, more confidence and thus, ultimately, a better quality of life.

Outcome 3
Embed an asset model towards ageing and older people, where the latter are more actively engaged in the community and valued for the contributions they make.

Outcome 4
Increased direct involvement of older people as they age in shaping policy and holding key stakeholders to account, leading to stronger partnerships and more effective, better coordinated delivery which reduces social isolation.

Connect Hackney is managed by Hackney CVS.

Connect Hackney is working with partners from across Hackney  to achieve our aim of reducing and preventing social isolation for people aged 50 and over.

 

With a Strategic Partnership Board and Older People’s Committee we make sure that the programme delivers its outcomes and meets the aims of the Big Lottery Fund, Ageing Better Fulfilling Lives programme. 

The Connect Hackney team are responsible for managing the programme  and work with older people, partners and  our funder – The Big Lottery Fund to make sure that the programme runs smoothly and that programme  objectives are met.