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Windrush Cricket event

Windrush cricket The Windrush Cricket Project is a multi faceted inter-generational programme to reigniting the interest and participation in cricketing activity of people from Caribbean and African descent. The project will use the ICC Cricket World Cup and the 30th Anniversary of Capital Kids Cricket as a platform to deliver… Read More

Compassionate Neighbours

Pictured, left to right: Monica Mattocks, Janet Williams, Jane Anslow, Felicia Odunewu, Lee Ayles, Marie Alley “I think everyone’s got a sort of wrong opinion of St Joseph’s – you know, like it’s doom and gloom, but it’s not… and you really do have a laugh with the patients, they… Read More

Windrush Generations Festival

Windrush generation This year the Council was awarded a grant to help the borough celebrate the Windrush generation and their descendants. There will be a number of events including a Caribbean baking project, Windrush tea party and Windrush reminiscence cricket on Hackney Marshes. Celebratory Cricket Day8 June, 12noon–6pmWatch a film,… Read More

Ageing better in Poland

We were impressed in the office when we saw the joyful pictures of our colleague Martyna’s grandmother in Poland. Our Connect Hackney senior media group agreed and decided to put their computer skills to the test and interview Helena about ageing better in Poland. Q. What’s your name?HP: Helena Porębska… Read More

Dementia Action Week 2019

Making Hackney Dementia Friendly Pictured: Kim-Lien Ong from Connect Hackney at the launch of the Hackney Dementia Festival From Monday 20 May to Sunday 26 May, it’s Dementia Action Week – a week that unites individuals, workplaces and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with… Read More

Hackney Dementia Festival starts this week

Events and activities for people with dementia, their families, friends and neighbours, the Hackney Dementia festival runs from Thursday 16 May to Wednesday 29 May. Most of the events are free to attend and generally there is no need to book. We spoke to Harry Johnson from the Alzheimer’s Society… Read More

Researching loneliness and isolation

Interview with Connect Hackney Researcher-in Residence, Dr Darren Miguel Sharpe “We need to tease out what the ageing population really needs.” Dr Sharpe recently joined the Connect Hackney team to evaluate Connect Hackney’s impact and potential legacy. Q. Please tell us about your work with Connect Hackney. DS: My role… Read More