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Soc&Env: Places and spaces: Health and wellbeing impacts

Information on the health and wellbeing impact of the places and spaces in which people reside has been framed around the following headings: Linking planning and health  The night-time economy  Hot food takeaways Betting shops  Payday lenders Cultural facilities  Parks and open spaces

Places and spaces

This chapter explores the role of places and spaces on the health of the population of Hackney and the City of London. Local, national and regional data sources are presented alongside published literature and evidence to form the content of the chapter (accurate at the time of writing – Sep-Dec. 2016). The full chapter is …

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: Local volunteering services and support

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: Local services and support for 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 Cohesion: Local resident insight

Recent resident insight work as part of the HAPFE consultation and engagement programme in Hackney suggests that overall there is a strong desire to build bridges between newer and more longstanding residents, in order to maintain high levels of community cohesion and encourage community spirit.  When asked “what we could all do differently”, the most …

Soc&Env: Community Cohesion: National guidance

Public Health England (PHE) and the University College (UCL) London Institute of Health Equity have produced guidance on reducing social isolation across the life course, as summarised in Figure 12. Figure 12: Reducing social isolation over the life course  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has also produced guidance on preventing social …