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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

Videos showcase our Silver Linings and Mindfulness projects

Connect Hackney has launched two new videos, looking back at projects we funded during the first phase of our programme. The Silver Linings project – run by Groundwork London – brought together local older people to share social activities and to help others through volunteering. In the video, participants explain… Read More

Older people tell London’s mayor their views on culture

Older people from Hackney and Camden have had their say on arts and cultural activities as part of a consultation by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. A group of over 50s who are involved with Connect Hackney and Ageing Better Camden came together to contribute to the consultation on a… Read More

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