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Activities and services that promote independence

A selection of key activities and services that promote health, well being and independence. You can get a complete view of the services on offer on Hackney iCare.

Travel and transport

For travel and transport options including freedom passes and railcards see travel passes and concessions.

Leisure activities for older people and adults with disabilities

There are many charities, voluntary organisations and clubs that organise leisure and social activities in the area, which are targeted at specific groups of people such as people with disabilities, older people and ethnic communities. See leisure activities.

Lunch clubs for older people

There are various lunch clubs in Hackney which receive funding from the Council. If you are aged 55 and over, you are invited to attend a lunch club near you, to have lunch, meet people and join in a variety of activities. See lunch clubs for older people.

Search iCare for lunch clubs

Rehabilitation services

We work closely with our health partners to ensure that everyone is supported to recover following a stay in hospital. We also provide support to avoid a hospital admission if this is possible. We work together to provide a range of specialist rehabilitation services to help people regain their independence when this is needed.

See our first response provider team information pack which explains how we provide rehabilitation care and support to adults.

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Advocacy for all

Hackney funds advocacy services for people who are unclear of their rights and who may need someone to speak on their behalf. Find out about the Advocacy for All network.

Support for adults, including volunteering, befriending and floating support services

Helping vulnerable adults to live independently. We offer a range of services for those residents who are becoming frail or need ‘that little bit of help’. These are called our targeted preventative services (TPS) and include volunteering, befriending and floating support services. See support for adults.

Support for people in temporary accommodation

Support for adults and families who live in temporary accommodation.

Community and day centres

We manage or support a number of day centres, which provide a range of activities and facilities for people living in Hackney. See community and day centres.

Energy advice helpline

Hackney SHINE energy advice provides help and advice to residents on how to save energy. It also provides advice on how to keep well and warm throughout the year and avoid cold-related conditions during winter, which can lead to ill health, extra visits to the GP and hospital admissions.

Page updated on: 5 July 2019

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