Connect Hackney – Ageing, Isolation and BAME Communities

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We are inviting organisations from across the borough who work with older people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to join us for a special event to talk about ageing, isolation and how it affects older people from BAME communities, specifically. 


Why are we holding this event?

Connect Hackney is a programme aimed at improving the wellbeing of people aged over 50 by preventing loneliness and isolation. It is one of 14 schemes funded through the Big Lottery Fund’s Ageing Better programme and will receive £5.8m over six years.

We are half way through the Connect Hackney programme and our data tells us that people from some of Hackney’s ethnic communities have not been involved in many Connect Hackney projects to date.   We want to do more to understand the experiences of older people from different communities who may be isolated or at risk of isolation, so that we are able to also invest in activities that may be of interest to them and learn more about the things that have the greatest impact. 


When and where is this event taking place?

We would like to invite you to join an initial workshop with us on Monday 14th of May 2018, 10am – 1pm at The Tomlinson Centre, Queensbridge Road, London E8 3ND.

A hot lunch will be served after the event, so please tell us if you have any dietary requirements, when booking a place to attend.


How will attending this benefit me and my organisation?

The workshop will provide an opportunity to hear from John Hannen, Programme Manager from Ambition for Ageing, the Ageing Better programme in Manchester, where they have done some specific work on social isolation and older BAME communities.

This workshop is also an opportunity to help shape some further work on how social isolation and loneliness affects older people from BAME communities, which Connect Hackney will be developing and investing in later this year.   


Booking Information

It’s important to book your place at this event if you would like to attend and please don’t forget to tell us about any specific dietary requirements. To book, please click 'Register Now' button on this page.

For further information, please contact Kim on 020 7923 8360 or by e-mail to  


May 14th, 2018 10:00 AM   through   1:00 PM

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