Most Hackney residents (82%) in a recent survey stated that they do not feel isolated in their local area. However, one in 10 residents report feeling isolated and one quarter (27%) say that they know fewer people in the local area now than they once did. 3

Social isolation among residents, especially the older generation, is a key priority for the City of London. Although the actual prevalence of isolation in City residents is unknown, qualitative research into experiences of isolation has been carried out with residents between 48 and 86 years of age, in which feelings of isolation have been recorded, as a result of loss of employment, retirement, death of a partner, disability, and living alone. 4

References

  1. Ipsos MORI for Hackney Council, “Health and wellbeing in Hackney: survey report for Hackney Council,” 2015.
  2. R. Green and T. Stacey, “The voices of older people: experiences of social isolation in the City of London,” (unpublished).
  3. Ipsos MORI for Hackney Council, “Health and wellbeing in Hackney: survey report for Hackney Council,” 2015.
  4. R. Green and T. Stacey, “The voices of older people: experiences of social isolation in the City of London,” (unpublished).