What are the best ways to reduce loneliness and isolation among over 50s in Hackney? That’s what we aim to find out over the next three years of the Connect Hackney programme.
The winter 2018 issue of Hackney Senior – the magazine by older people, for older people in Hackney – is out now.
Connect Hackney is holding information sessions and workshops for organisations that are considering submitting a bid as part of our new commissioning round.
Connect Hackney has been running for nearly three years and in that time, 2,500 older people have participated in a range of projects and activities aimed at improving their wellbeing and designed to reduce or prevent their social isolation. Connect Hackney is a £5.8m programme funded by the Big Lottery’s Ageing Better, Fulfilling Lives fund which is aiming to establish learning and evidence to inform future policy and practice on interventions that are successful in reducing social isolation amongst older people.
Connect Hackney have learned a lot over the last few years and it’s another exciting time, as we approach the half way stage of this six year programme, with £1.3m to allocate to projects/activities over the next three years. Working with older people, reviewing research data and working with stakeholders has enabled us to update the programme plan and commissioning priorities for April 2018 onwards.
Two new reports from Connect Hackney are aimed at increasing our understanding of how older people in the borough can best keep up social links and friendships.
The autumn 2017 issue of Hackney Senior – the magazine by older people, for older people in Hackney – is out now.
Hundreds of older Hackney residents will get together at the council’s ever-popular Winter Warmer event, at the end of November.
Are you aged 50-plus? Are you interested in social issues? Would you like to help make Hackney a place where older people stay active and socially connected?
Connect Hackney and our colleagues at Ageing Better in Camden, have published a joint paper setting out older people's views on the future of transport in London, to mark International Day of Older Persons on 1 October.
It’s not always easy to keep up a good social life after the age of 50. Sometimes things happen that can make it harder to spend time with others as you get older.