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Being sociable

Community Connections

Community Connections is a Shoreditch Trust project that can support you to access activities and groups in the community to improve your wellbeing and social connections.

You can meet a community coordinator one-to-one to talk about your priorities and they can support you to address them.

You might be interested in reconnecting with or meeting new people, discovering local places, learning a new skill or improving your wellbeing.

We have an extended pathway for people who are 50+, who are experiencing social isolation. We provide long term support to increase social connections.

To find out more please contact:

Clapton Green Gym

Fridays, 10.45am-2pm – meet outside Nye Bevan Lower Community Hall, Overbury Street, E5 0AW

Now a constituted community group, Clapton Green Gym (formerly Hackney Green Gym) meet every Friday.  The group works across Millfields Parks and The Middlesex Filter Beds Nature Reserve and Millfields Park.

Volunteering is free, simple and no experience is necessary. It is ideal for learning new practical skills such as gardening, construction, and conservation.  For more information, or to join, please contact

Social prescribing service

Improve your health and wellbeing with our social prescribing service, giving you access to activities, social groups, services and advice, based on your needs and interests. Make an appointment today and speak to a family action wellbeing co-ordinator who works at your local GP surgery in Hackney – ring Family Action on 0207 249 8109.

Page updated on: 22 July 2019

London Borough of Hackney


Hackney Town Hall
Mare Street
E8 1EA


Opening times

  • The Hackney Service Centre is open Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm and closed Sat and Sun