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Location category: Hackney

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 migrant groups

Community insight from Hackney Migrant Centre suggests that migrants in the borough disproportionately experience social isolation and exclusion, partly as a result of cuts to welfare and other services such as legal aid.  Migrant women have also expressed difficulties understanding the school system, and how to access services or to apply for benefits. This community …

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: Local inequalities data on community cohesion by ethnicity and religion

Local survey data showed that Hackney residents from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are less likely to be satisfied with the local area (83%) compared with the average for all residents (90%). However, Black residents are more likely to agree that the local area has improved over the past five years (52% …

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

Local survey data suggests that older residents are more satisfied living in Hackney than younger residents. Just under half (48%) of survey respondents aged over 55 stated that they are ‘very satisfied’ with the local area, compared to an average of 38% across all age groups.