The Connect Hackney programme evaluation is led by City University. It is based in feedback from a range of people, including participants, project staff, and partner organisations. Research findings are based on interviews and a participant survey. The evaluation is also contributing to the national evaluation of the Ageing Better programme.
The programme has created a list of recommendations based on the evaluation findings which are available here: Connect Hackney Recommendations Jan 2022
1. How can community based projects reduce the social isolation of people with learning disabilities, men, people from ethnically minoritised communities and people with complex needs?
> How to Target Your Services full report and How to Target Your Services summary report
> Engaging men – key messages
> Projects for older people with learning disabilities – key messages
> Projects for older people from ethnically minoritised communities – key messages
2. What are the best ways to reach and engage older people?
> Reach, engagement and retention of participants
5. How has the Connect Hackney programme reduced the social isolation of older people?
> Connect Hackney annual report May 2020
6. Who has the programme reached and what was the impact on their isolation, loneliness, health and wellbeing?
> Connect Hackney reach and impact report (pre-COVID)