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Soc&Env: Community grants programmes in Hackney

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: Services: Volunteering opportunities

Following the successful push to increase volunteering around the London 2012 Olympic Games, Team Hackney partners have continued to promote opportunities and to celebrate the active contribution that volunteering makes to the local community and civic life. For example, the Hackney Volunteer Centre promotes volunteering as a route into work for people who are unemployed, …

Soc&Env: Services addressing social isolation

Hackney Council funds Targeted Preventative Services (TPS), a scheme to support vulnerable adults in Hackney to prevent or delay the need for intensive health or social care support. TPS is made up of two elements: a volunteering and befriending service plus floating support to help residents with specific housing-related needs. The Community Library Service in …

Soc&Env: Community safety: 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: Work and worklessness: Evidence and best practice

Patterns of work and worklessness are driven by national, regional and local economic policy.  This section does not attempt to summarise all of these various policies here. A national spotlight was shone on the issue of work and health with the publication of Dame Carol Black’s review, ‘Working for a healthier tomorrow’, in 2008.   …

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

Jobs in Hackney and the City The number of jobs has increased over the period 2010-2015 in both Hackney and the City of London. Figure 11 shows the total number of people with Hackney-based jobs has increased by 26% from 86,000 in 2010 to 108,000 in 2015. Hackney’s employment sector with the highest growth was …

Soc&Env: Work and worklessness: Local inequalities data by location

Figure 9 shows that higher levels of unemployment are seen in the east of Hackney and in Woodberry Down in the north west. Portsoken in the east of the City has higher unemployment than the rest of the City. Figure 9: Map of unemployment as a proportion of economically active residents (age 16-74, 2011) Source: …