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This theme covers information regarding the health and wellbeing needs of people from the City and Hackney at different stages in their life. A public health approach to ageing considers how biological and social changes affect the population while considering barriers and challenges to maintaining good health over the life course.
This theme covers information regarding the health and wellbeing needs of people from the City and Hackney who have a disability. Public health considers the relationship between an individual’s intrinsic state of health and the wider society and environment.
This theme covers information regarding the health and wellbeing needs of people from the City and Hackney who are from different ethnic groups in society. A public health approach to the theme explores how people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds experience health and wellbeing.
This theme covers information regarding the health and wellbeing needs of people from the City and Hackney by gender. A public health approach to this theme investigates how the different ways people self-identify affects their health and wellbeing.
This theme covers information regarding the health and wellbeing needs of people from the City and Hackney by geographic location. A public health approach to this theme investigates how the different ways people self-identify affects their health and wellbeing.
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Adult Health and Illness
This topic explores the way health and illness affects the health and wellbeing of adults in the City and Hackney.
Children and young people
This topic explores the issues affecting the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the City and Hackney.
Lifestyle and behaviour
This topic explores the way people’s health and wellbeing is shaped by the individual behaviours of the population (including areas such as smoking, physical activity, use of alcohol and diet).
Mental health and substance misuse
This topic explores the way people’s health and wellbeing is shaped by their mental health. A life course approach is used to understand manifestations of and ways of supporting positive
Soc&Env: Community Cohesion: Services and support available locally
There are a number of local services in both Hackney and the City of London that can support the needs of disadvantaged residents who may be experiencing social isolation, feeling excluded from the community, or lacking the local networks and connections that they would like to have. Examples of some of these services are provided …
Soc&Env: The ‘Food Environment’: Local inequalities data by ethnicity
Certain Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups are at higher risk of diet-related poor health. For example, stroke and type 2 diabetes risk is higher in the Black African Caribbean community and South Asians are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. In the UK (like the US), fast-food outlets tend …
Soc&Env: The ‘Food Environment’: Inequalities
The following groups have been identified to be at increased risk of food poverty or poor access to a healthy diet: people living on low incomes or who are unemployed households with dependent children older people people with disabilities members of certain Black and minority ethnic communities The following section presents data on the …
Adult Health and Illness
This chapter presents data on issues affecting the health and wellbeing of adults in the London Borough of Hackney and the City of London. The analysis identifies areas of unmet need through examination of health inequalities and by comparing local data with other areas and over time. The chapter also outlines the evidence for what …
Soc&Env: The ‘Food Environment’: Introduction
Food is vital to individuals, communities, businesses and the economy. This section describes the elements of the ‘food environment’ that influence individual and community food choices, with a particular focus on how this impacts on population health. Dietary behaviours are described in more detail in the ‘Lifestyle and behaviour’ JSNA chapter. There are many important …
Soc&Env: Local services and support relating to active travel
Making Hackney’s roads safer for all road users is one of the key priorities set out in the council’s Sustainable Community Strategy and this continued priority is reflected in the new Transport Strategy. The City is also committed to promoting active travel. Cycling Hackney has invested heavily in cycling and is renowned for being a …
Soc&Env: Transport and travel: Evidence and best practice
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has produced two pieces of guidance that are particularly relevant to the transport system: PH41 – Physical activity: walking and cycling (2012) PH31 – Unintentional injuries on the road: interventions for under 15s (2010). A summary of the main recommendations from this guidance is provided in …
Soc&Env: Transport and travel: Services and support available locally
Hackney’s Streetscene team are part of the Public Realm directorate within the council. The team has responsibility for the design and maintenance of highways, footways, bridges and street lighting on public roads, as well as road safety and traffic management, school crossing patrols and promotion of ‘sustainable’ transport (including walking, cycling and public transport). Hackney’s …