Connect Hackney

If you, or someone you know, is finding it difficult to get out of the house and meet new people, then GOAL could be just what you’ve been looking for. Get out and about and make new friends

What is GOAL? 

GOAL is a new project in partnership with Connect Hackney. It’s a bookable excursion service that takes you out for an activity – including transport there and back again. All activities are tailored to each individual.

It’s aimed at anyone in Hackney over 50 who’s having difficulty getting out or making new friends. You can join us to get out and about, gain the confidence to make new relationships with the people around you and take part in something happening in your area

How much does it cost?

There’s always lots going on – and GOAL will provide you with the means to get out to them. After a short assessment, we will ensure that anyone taking part is matched to an activity that suits their requirements, interests and needs. Costs start at as little as £3 per activity.

Tackling loneliness

Another thing we’re trying to do is to find out what helps people tackle loneliness. We’ll be gathering information about the difficulties that many people face with social isolation and looking at how well services are helping with that.

Getting started

The first step is a chat to assess whether GOAL is right for you – and what you’re interested in doing! Please call 0207 275 2414 to get started.


If you want to know more or you feel that you or a person you care for can benefit from taking part, please contact Steve Redford on

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