Hackney Neighbourhood conversations & Covid-19. A joined-up response to the pandemic.

Take part in a discussion with voluntary sector colleagues, the council and the NHS on the local response to Covid-19 right now. We are fast-tracking a Neighbourhood conversation in each of the 8 NHS Neighbourhoods. In each Neighbourhood we are supporting a local voluntary organisation to host the conversation and inviting local VCS organisations, the council, the NHS, the volunteer centre, tenant’s leaders, volunteer groups and councillors to take part.

The aim of the conversations is to:

  • build connections between everyone, so they know what each other is doing in response to Covid-19 and opportunities to work better together
  • be kept up to date with current information and guidance to help organisations deliver support on the ‘frontline’
  • be offered an opportunity to escalate any ‘blockers’ or issues and build a sense of what is happening on the ground that can be shared with Hackney Council, the NHS and Hackney CVS.

Which Neighbourhood am I in?
For organisations that deliver across Hackney we suggest that you choose one conversation to join. Click here for the Neighbourhoods map.

When are the Neighbourhood conversations?

  • Shoreditch and City – Wednesday 22, 12 noon – 1:30pm
  • Hackney Downs – Thursday 23, 3pm – 4:30pm
  • Springfield Park – Tuesday 28, 2pm to 3:30pm
  • London Fields – Thurs 30, 2pm  to 3:30pm

How do I join the conversation?
All Neighbourhood conversations will be video conference Zoom calls (don’t worry if you have not used this before, we can help you). If you are interested in taking part, or would like more information, please contact:

For more information email Katie Barton, Neighbourhoods Voluntary Sector Programme Manager:

Updates from Neighbourhood conversations will be published in date order below:

Update from Neighbourhood Conversations – 17/04/20

Update from Neighbourhood Conversations – 24/04/20

Update from Neighbourhood Conversations – 01/05/20