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Our programme data and learning reports indicate participants’ outcomes to date, and what we have learnt so far in terms of tackling social isolation and loneliness.  You can download them below.

 Research and learning on meeting new people and making friends

We’ve put together a list of research based tips to help people keep making friends throughout their life:

Download the ‘Doing new things, meeting new people and making new friends’ infographic

Community conversations – social connections as we age

Between September and November 2017 we commissioned local organisations to host “community conversations” – focus group discussions with local over 50s about ageing in Hackney, using questions developed in conjunction with older people. We also commissioned individual interviews and ran an online survey. 

Download the report 

What we’ve learned – phase 1

In phase one of Connect Hackney, covering the period 2015 to 2018, we invested in 23 projects. Our phase 1 report looks at what we’ve learnt so far about the best ways to reduce and prevent isolation amongst older people. 

Download the infographic report

Download the full report