Connect Hackney


Intergenerational Gardening

Winnie Roach – Intergenerational Gardening When I was young in Guyana all our fruit and vegetables came from our garden and fish from the stream. We only had to buy oil, flour and other essentials. I grew up with nature. The community looked out for the children, making sure they… Read More

Compassionate Neighbours training

St Joseph’s Hospice Compassionate Neighbours project Compassionate Neighbours is a social movement, founded by St Joseph’s Hospice in 2014, to help reduce loneliness and social isolation with the people they work with.  Compassionate neighbours are trained volunteers offering friendship and a listening ear to people living in their community, who… Read More

Hackney Senior Magazine is out now

The winter 2019 issue of Hackney Senior – the magazine by older people, for older people in Hackney – is out now! The quarterly publication from Connect Hackney includes real-life stories and reports by local over 50s, with lots of information about social activities and groups that older people can… Read More

Welcome to Tony Wong!

Connect Hackney has a new Programme Director Tony joined the Connect Hackney team as Programme Director in November 2018. We asked Tony about current activities for Hackney’s older residents and about plans for an ageing better future. What attracted you to Connect Hackney? Being isolated and feeling lonely can have… Read More