At Connect Hackney we have also been busy hosting a group of workshops, co-produced with Hackney Council, NHS City and Hackney CCG and Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) representatives, for the wider VCS sector in City and Hackney on building resilience, specifically focussed on finding solutions to challenges being faced by older people, in light of Covid-19.
The event was delivered over two days adopting a world café style approach, which provided a space for four workshop discussions:
- Tackling social isolation and loneliness.
- Supporting those most in need/at risk.
- Addressing fears and anxieties.
- Supporting management of additional needs.
Over 60 people from over 50 local organisations attended two half-day workshops, and learning gathered from those have fed into both the Covid-19 VCS Recovery and Resilience strategy and will inform Hackney Council’s updated Ageing Well Strategy. We will keep you informed of progress when these are published and circulated.
To take part in Hackney’s Ageing Well strategy consultation click here.