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challenges and opportunities
Section category: challenges and opportunities

Soc&Env: The ‘Food Environment’: Challenges and opportunities

A greater understanding is required of the local drivers of individual food choices, in particular in communities at greatest risk of food poverty or diet-related ill-health.  This type of insight could help to inform the design of effective, tailored interventions to improve the food environment for maximum health impact. In February 2016, Hackney launched a …

Soc&Env: Education and training: Challenges and opportunities

Education is vital to the current and future wellbeing of the community in Hackney and the City. It is vital not only for gaining learning and skills but also as a route to social interaction, employment and personal fulfilment, as well as positive wellbeing. The education system, however, has changed significantly in recent years and …

Soc&Env: Living standards: Challenges and opportunities

In Hackney, as average levels of relative deprivation continues to decline, the risk is that socio-economic inequalities within the borough become more marked – as the gap between the experiences and outcomes of less affluent longer-established residents and more affluent recent arrivals grows.  An extensive community engagement exercise undertaken in 2015 highlighted these concerns among …

Soc&Env: Transport and travel: Challenges

Despite the extremely challenging fiscal climate for local authorities, there is a recognition at all levels of government that improved transport infrastructure is critical to delivering regeneration as well as supporting housing and employment growth in London, which together all have significant health and wellbeing impacts for residents. In Hackney, there are moves to reclaim …