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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: Housing and homelessness: Introduction

Ensuring an adequate supply of appropriate, affordable housing for the growing and changing populations of Hackney and the City is a key priority in both local authority areas.  In the recent Hackney: a place for everyone (HAPFE) consultation, housing was the top concern of Hackney residents when asked what has got worse in the local …

Soc&Env: Transport and travel: Introduction

This chapter explores the links between transport and travel and health, with a focus on local level impacts. Transport plays a key role in contributing to a range of health outcomes and wider socio-economic influences on health. A well-functioning transport system: supports the local economy; facilitates access to employment, training and essential services; minimises carbon …

CYP: Mental Health: Introduction

Mental ill health in childhood is strongly linked to mental ill health later in life. Half of all adults with mental ill health experience their first symptoms by the age of fourteen, and three-quarters by the age of twenty-four. Prevention and treatment of mental ill health in childhood not only helps children and families at …

CYP: Use of Clinical Services: Introduction

In this section, data are presented on the use of primary and secondary healthcare services by children and young people in Hackney and the City. Please note that this section does not include community or universal services (e.g. Health Visiting (see The Best Start in Life section on local services), young people’s health services (see …

CYP: Vulnerable children: Introduction

Vulnerable children experience worse health outcomes and have poorer life chances than other children.  This section describes known risk factors for vulnerability in children, including young person-specific factors (such as special educational needs) and parent-related issues (such as substance misuse). Disability as a source of vulnerability is not covered specifically in this chapter. This will …

CYP: Physical Health: Introduction

This section deals with some of the major physical health conditions experienced by children and young people after infancy. The chapter has been structured according to Box 1. Please note that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are described separately from reproductive health (i.e. contraception and pregnancy) in terms of risk factors, prevalence, inequalities and when making …

Soc&Env: Community Cohesion: Introduction

How people feel about the area in which they live and the people they live alongside has a major impact on their sense of wellbeing. This, in turn, can have important consequences for their physical and mental health. Understanding what determines how people feel about living in their local area is, therefore, key to improving …

Introduction

This section deals with some of the major physical health conditions experienced by children and young people after infancy. The chapter has been structured according to the outline below. Please note that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are described separately from reproductive health (i.e. contraception and pregnancy) in terms of risk factors, prevalence, inequalities and when …

CYP: Best Start in Life: Introduction

This section describes perinatal and infant health (for definitions, see Box 1) in Hackney and the City of London. Perinatal and infant health are heavily dependent on the health of the mother during and immediately after pregnancy. For this reason, indicators of maternal health are also covered in this section. Key perinatal health outcomes include …