Connect Hackney


The value of community and connections as we get older

Connect Hackney is holding an event on the importance of social relationships in later life, featuring speakers from The Campaign to End Loneliness, Shift Design, local community projects and older Hackney residents. The event is aimed at older people as well as staff and organisations working with them. Date: 30… Read More

Connect Hackney commissioning opportunities

Connect Hackney currently has two commissioning opportunities. The first is for an embedded researcher to deliver the evaluation of the Connect Hackney programme and its associated projects. The second is for community activities for older people in community spaces. Commissioning opportunity 1 > embeded researcher Connect Hackney is now half way through and the evaluation… Read More

Windrush, Stories of a Hackney Generation

“I come with the sunshine in my bones still, so I wasn’t feeling cold you know”   The Windrush generation arrived in the UK between the late 1940s and the early 1970s, invited by the government to help rebuild Britain after the Second World War. “We spent eight days travelling across the… Read More

Events and activities: Autumn 2018 listings

Looking for something fun to do, where you can meet people and make friends? Have a look through our latest event listings for Hackney over 50s. All activities and events are free, unless otherwise stated. Listings are correct at the time of going to press. Please contact the organisers to… Read More

Autumn issue of Hackney Senior – out now!

The autumn 2018 issue of Hackney Senior the magazine by older people, for older people in Hackney – is out now. Click here to read it. Read More

Commissioning: loneliness and isolation in BAME communities

£50k available for community research into loneliness and isolation in BAME communities Connect Hackney is seeking to commission up to eight community partners to work with us on a research programme, focusing on how older people (aged 50+) from BAME communities experience social isolation and loneliness. Our data tells us… Read More

Commissioning: digital inclusion, community spaces

Connect Hackney is now in the second phase of our £5.8m programme to reduce solcial isolation among older people, which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. We are now issuing invitations to tender for two areas of work identified as priorities for our work in 2018-21. Please note the downloadable… Read More

New report: What we’ve learned from our work so far

New report: what we’ve learned from our work so far Twelve recommendations for helping to tackle loneliness and isolation among older people are outlined in a new report, published by Connect Hackney today. Connect Hackney is a programme aimed at improving the wellbeing of people aged over 50 by preventing… Read More

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