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Section category: Service gaps

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, …

L&B: Alcohol: Service gaps and opportunities

Many of the services in Hackney and the City which provide support around alcohol risk are relevant to higher risk or dependent drinkers, and recovery services promote abstinence over reduced drinking. The infrastructure to promote moderation and raise awareness and reduction of alcohol-related harm for increasing risk drinkers is more limited. To support greater activity …

L&B: Diet: Service gaps and opportunities

The services and support section described a comprehensive range of activities, projects and programmes that aim to support healthier diets for local residents.  However, there are inevitably some potential gaps and opportunities, examples of which are described below. Given the relatively poorer dietary behaviour of adolescents and young people (discussed in the inequalities section), this …

L&B: Physical activity: Service gaps and opportunities

This section has described a comprehensive programme of measures and support to maximise opportunities for local people to be physically active.  Nevertheless, significant proportions of the adult and child populations in Hackney and the City are failing to achieve the levels of activity required for good health. Hackney also continues to have some of the …

L&B: Smoking: Service gaps and opportunities

Smoking – Services and support describes a comprehensive programme of tobacco control activity across Hackney and the City.  The following areas have been identified as requiring ongoing support and focus over the coming year in order to minimise gaps in service provision, build on current practice and make use of upcoming opportunities. Smoking in pregnancy …