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Ageing well in Hackney

We have pledged to develop a new older people’s strategy, through a process led by older people, ensuring they have a central place in shaping all council services and the wider priorities of the Council.

We want to listen to and work with Hackney residents aged 55 and over to develop a strategy that will set out what the challenges and opportunities are to getting older in the borough and reviewing how services could better meet the needs and aspirations of older people.

We know that many people in their 50s, 60s and even 70s will not see themselves as ‘older’, however we are focusing on people aged 50 and over, because we want to take a preventative approach that looks at what we can do to ensure people can age well.

We are working with Hackney CVS to recruit peer facilitators who will work with the us to identify and co-design engagement questions, undertake engagement out in the community to find out what is important to older people, facilitate solution focused workshops with stakeholders and propose recommendations to progress in the strategy.

What do we want to achieve?

  • more age friendly council policies (eg in  planning and design, housing and transport)
  • more effective community partnerships to develop a more consistently accessible and preventative community based offer
  • removing practical access, attitudinal and service barriers that older people may face
  • identifying some creative/ innovative solutions with stakeholders and older people themselves

As part of our commitment to co-production, we want to keep our residents informed on our progress and what we have found. See below for details on where we are up to.

Focus groups

We have been running focus groups with lunch clubs, carer support groups and community groups in to find out what the opportunities and challenges are to getting older in Hackney.

Along with local and national data held on older people, this first phase of engagement will inform some of the themes that the peer facilitators and Council will look at when developing the strategy.

Get involved

If you are aged over 55 and live in Hackney or work with this age group and want to be involved in our engagement work, please get in touch:

  • Tel: 020 8356 4979
  • #AgeWellHackney
Page updated on: 2 September 2019

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