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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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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: Living standards: Services and support available locally
Local support and services to tackle worklessness as a source of poverty are described in the ‘Work and worklessness’ section of this JSNA chapter. Hackney’s Child Poverty and Family Wellbeing Plan 2015-18 sets out an approach to tackling child poverty in Hackney (see Box 4). It builds on the plan from 2012, which takes …
Soc&Env: Local plans, services, support and initiatives relating to planning cultural facilities
As described in Local data on cultural facilities, there are eight libraries in Hackney – Clapton Library, Dalston CLR James Library, Hackney Central Library, Homerton Library, Shoreditch Library, Stamford Hill Library, Stoke Newington Library, Woodberry Down Library. Box 13 summarises a selection of activities related to improving the health and wellbeing of residents that are …
Soc&Env: Local plans, services, support and initiatives relating to planning hot food takeaways
Hackney Council has a policy (DM3) to seek to manage access to hot food takeaways. This includes restricting proposals for new hot food takeaways located within 400 metres of secondary schools, and working with businesses and developers to promote healthier lifestyles through design and types of use within developments. Through the Healthier Catering Commitment (HCC), …
Soc&Env: Local plans, services, support and initiatives relating to planning parks and open spaces
As described in Local data on parks and open spaces, 21 of Hackney’s parks have been awarded Green Flag status. In addition, there are seven adventure playgrounds in the borough providing natural outdoor spaces for children to play (as well as indoor activities). A number of programmes outside Hackney Council’s planning system aim to improve …
Soc&Env: Comparison of betting shops in other areas and over time
Figure 6 shows the number of betting shops per 100,000 people in an area, comparing Hackney with similar London boroughs (‘statistical peers’) as well as the London and England average. The Hackney value is significantly higher than England, although not significantly different from London or any of its statistical peers. The City of London has …
Soc&Env: Local data on the night-time economy
In recent years, Hackney and the City have become more popular as night-life destinations. This has had a positive impact in terms of raising the profile of the borough and in supporting jobs in bars, restaurants and other venues. This development of the night-time economy also creates opportunities for socialising for residents, especially in areas …
Soc&Env: Local data on betting shops
There is strong evidence that greater opportunities for gambling (i.e. availability and accessibility of venues) increases the number of regular and problem gamblers in an area. There are 25 betting shops per 100,000 resident population in Hackney. Meaningful estimates for the City are not available (comparison of betting shops) National surveys show that 68% …
Soc&Env: Health and wellbeing impacts of the night-time economy
The night-time economy can have a positive and negative impact on health and wellbeing. Pubs and bars can act as hubs of community life, providing a space to socialise, promoting social interaction and reducing isolation (which can contribute to poor mental health). On the other hand, these venues can also contribute to noise, litter, harmful …