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Community Insight

Community Insight is a way of bringing together a wide range of views and perspectives about Hackney, collected from residents, businesses, services users, and the voluntary and community sector. The organisations below were funded to capture feelings about recent changes taking place in the community.

Stonewall Housing

Interviews focusing on the experience of LGBT+ communities in Hackney.

To find out more about Stonewall Housing > Read more

Choice in Hackney

Provided a report on the experience of disabled people in Hackney. Read the report here and watch the accomanying project video below.

To find out more about Choice in Hackney click here.


Conducted interviews and research about local people's views on arts and culture in Hackney.

Read the full report here.

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House of AMAU

Hosted a storytelling project which gathered local peoples views about the use of Hackney parks.

For more about House of AMAU click here.

Hackney Migrant Centre

Facilitated focus groups and one to one interviews with users of Hackney Migrant Centre.

Click here for full report.

For more information about the Hackney Migrant Centre click here.

Hackney Unites

Facilitated interviews with local residents about changes in Dalston.

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Open School East

Conversations between residents in the DeBeauvoir area.

Click here for full report.

For more information about Open School East, click here.

Alevi Centre

Discussions with local communities about growth, change and cohesion in Hackney.

To read the full report click here.

Click here for pictures.

For more information about the Alevi Cultural Centre click here.

Trinity Centre Dalston

Conversations with local children and parents about what kinds of opportunities residents would like to see for themselves and their families in their local neighbourhoods.

Download the report full report here.

Download the audio (mp3) file by clicking here. 

Hackney Play Association

Co-creating an Adventure Playground: Reading playwork stories, practices and artefacts. Report from an action research project carried out with an adventure layground over a six month period during summer and autumn 2013 which involved Hackney Play Association.

Click here for the full report.

To see pictures click here.

For more about Hackney Play Association click here.

Hackney Hall

The Hackney Hall has been commisoned by Hackney Council, as an initiative to enhance the experience of spending time in Dalstons' public spaces for the older residents of the area.

To read full project summary click here.

Gillett Square

Gillett Square conducted interviews with the local businesses' in the area.

Read Stories from Gillett Square here.

Listen to audio here.


Engaged in conversations and activities on the theme of change.

Click here to read full report.

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