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Location category: City of London

Soc&Env: Places and spaces: Introduction

This section describes the health and wellbeing impacts of the buildings and public spaces where we live, work, shop, relax and socialise. It includes consideration of the influence of parks and green spaces, as well as the composition of our high streets (with a focus on hot food takeaways, betting shops payday lenders, night-tem venues …

Soc&Env: Community Cohesion: Community grants programmes and services

Hackney Council continues to invest in the voluntary and community sector through a grants programme, with £2.5m allocated in 2015/16. This programme funds a range of projects for residents, such as youth activity schemes, health advice, employment support advice and improving safety in the borough. The Healthier Hackney Fund is another community grants programme launched …

Soc&Env: Comparisons in community cohesion with other areas and over time

City residents are more likely to agree that the local area is a place where people from different backgrounds tend to get on well together, compared with residents polled across England (Figure 9). In Hackney, perceptions are similar to London and England (Figure 8). In Hackney, there have been improvements over time in residents’ views …

Soc&Env: Comparisons in the sense of place with other areas and over time

Hackney residents have a greater sense of belonging to their local area than residents of inner London boroughs as a whole, and England overall (Figure 10). City of London residents have a higher sense of belonging than residents of London as a whole, but similar to the average for England (Figure 11) Again, please note …

Soc&Env: Comparisons in resident satisfaction with other areas and over time

Figure 6 shows the proportion of Hackney residents who are satisfied or dissatisfied with their local area according to local survey data, and how this has changed between 2001 and 2015.  The figure shows that, since 2002, resident satisfaction with the local area has steadily increased (and resident dissatisfaction decreased). In more recent years, these …

Soc&Env: Local inequalities data on community cohesion by sexual orientation

Qualitative research in the City of London has found high levels of social isolation among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) on the Barbican estate. The LGBT community here have minimal involvement with community groups and activities and little or no contact with befriending or good neighbour schemes. 

Soc&Env: Local inequalities data on community cohesion by disability

Disabled residents in Hackney were more likely to express dissatisfaction with the local area in the 2015 survey than residents as a whole (12% compared to 6% of all respondents) and they are also more likely to perceive that the area has not improved over the past five years (22% of disabled residents, compared to …

Soc&Env: Community Cohesion: Inequalities

Unless otherwise stated, all data presented in this section are from the 2015 Hackney residents’ survey.  Data on inequalities for this topic for City of London residents are not available. The following section presents data on work and worklessness by population demographic categories that may highlight inequalities. The section is framed around the following topics: …

Soc&Env: Local data on social isolation

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.  Social isolation among residents, especially the older generation, is …

Soc&Env: Local data on community participation and volunteering

One quarter (24%) of City of London residents were found to participate in regular volunteering in the 2008 survey described previously. In Hackney, approximately one in five residents (22%) volunteer on a regular basis and most of those who do not volunteer (75%) said they had considered doing so. The most common reason given for …