Neighbourhoods

Hackney Neighbourhood Conversations & VCSE Neighbourhoods Programme

What are Neighbourhood Conversations and Forums?

Neighbourhood Conversations are a chance for people living, working and providing services in the Neighbourhood to come together in large cross sector community meetings. Everyone from community groups, frontline NHS and Hackney Council staff, GPs resident activists and local councillors have joined meetings so far.

Why should I come along?

Join your local Neighbourhood Conversation to make connections and find out what’s going on locally, to share your insights, expertise, and experience and learn from others. You can bring ideas and opportunities you’d like to collaborate with others on.

When is the next Neighbourhood Conversation?

The next Neighbourhood Conversations take place in March.

If you can’t join us this time, register here to get updates on the Neighbourhood/s you support.

What about Well Street Common and Shoreditch Park and City Neighbourhoods?

More work is underway in these Neighbourhoods, please email Katie for more information: katieb@hcvs.org.uk.

Free Neighbourhood training sessions: Mental Health Aware

As part of our VCSE Neighbourhoods programme a number of mental health training sessions will be run across all 8 Hackney and City Neighbourhoods.  These sessions are open to anyone living, working or providing services in the Neighbourhood.

Led by local Mind (in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest), supported by local frontline experts including Community African Network, Derman and the Chinese Centre, this internationally recognised course:

  • will increase your understanding of mental health
  • will build confidence to help someone in distress, with a chance to explore situations you are facing and where best to refer people for help.

To register, click on one of the 8 Neighbourhood links below.

More information

If you’d like to know more please drop us a line and we’ll be happy to have a chat. Contact Zebina zebina@hcvs.org.uk or Georgina georgina@hcvs.org.uk.

Register here to get updates on the Neighbourhood/s you support.

Background

  • Since March 2020, there have been 3 ‘Phases’ of Neighbourhood Conversations, focusing largely on supporting local COVID-19 response; building connections and a local network for communication, information sharing and increased opportunity to connect and collaborate.
  • Summary Neighbourhood Reports have been produced across emerging themes: digital divide, health impact, signposting and connecting with services, community action and mutual support, with inequality, poverty and food action.
  • 3 Workshops have been offered across each of the 8 Hackney and City Neighbourhoods in August and September: health impact, collaboration and working together, signposting and connectivity.

What are Neighbourhoods?

In City and Hackney, GP practices have joined with residents, community groups, voluntary sector organisations, NHS and council staff to create eight ‘Neighbourhood’ areas.

Each Neighbourhood includes four to seven GP practices who will work as part of a team of local services to coordinate health and social care in the community to help improve the lives of around 30,000 – 50,000 residents who live in that Neighbourhood area.

Find out more about the Neighbourhoods Programme at the City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group webpage.