City & Hackney Older People’s Reference Group has been raising a collective voice for older people to assert their dignity and resist ageism for sixteen years and is the largest older people’s group in the area.
Any local resident over 50 is welcome to join the OPRG. We hold regular large open meetings on important issues for older people with senior policy makers and managers, giving an opportunity for them to explain what they are doing on our behalf and for our members to quiz them on what does not work well in services from their own experience. Recent topics have included: ‘Caring for our Carers’, GP services and housing options for older people. Once a year we hold a larger event with lots of workshops, stalls and opportunities to share experiences.
The group welcome organisations and local groups to make contact and to meet with them. For example, the Hackney Housing Resident Participation Team recently gave a presentation on how tenants and residents can get involved.
To find out more see the Older People's Reference Group website
The first Hackney Street Properties Forum for the North of the borough took place at Clissold House last night. The event saw lively discussions on Anti Social Behaviour, Repairs, Recycling, Housing Management and Resident Safety. In the photo above Nigel Walker (Area Housing Manager) is bringing the Tenants Handbook to life. To learn more about how you get involved in future Street Properties Forums please email email@example.com
City and Hackney residents affected by stroke are being encouraged to share their thoughts on local support and services at a free workshop on 5 February.
The ‘Let’s Talk about stroke’ event, from 1 – 3pm in Hoxton, will give residents who have had a stroke, or care for someone who has had a stroke, the opportunity to talk about their experiences of local services that they have received at home or in the community and how they can be improved.
Hosted by City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group and Hackney Council, the event will feature a number of sessions to gather views about how local services can support residents after they have returned from hospital with:
Dr Mark Rickets, Chair of City and Hackney CCG, said: “Our latest Let’s Talk event is an opportunity for residents who have experienced stroke, to tell us where we can make improvements or changes to the services that they’ve received after they've returned home from hospital. We’ll use this valuable feedback to ensure services can be designed to help meet the needs of everyone that uses them now and into the future. I’d encourage anyone who has experience of stroke services to come along and share their views.”
The 'Let's Talk about stroke' event is taking place at: Graeae Theatre Company, 138 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8DY
Book a place by Wednesday 30 January by contacting Eeva Huoviala, City and Hackney CCG Engagement Manager, on: 020 3816 3227; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please share any dietary or communication needs.
The event is free and includes refreshments and lunch.
Last night a successful first Hackney Street Property Forum for the South of the borough took place. Residents attending had service briefings and expressed their views on topics including Anti Social Behaviour, Housing Management, Repairs and Recycling. One for the North-East of the Borough (Clapton, Stamford Hill and Stoke Newington) will take place on Wednesday 23 January at Clissold House. To find out more about future Street Property Forums contact email@example.com
The latest Over 50s Update newsletter produced by Jusleen Rai who works with all the wonderful local over 50s groups registered with Hackney Housing is available for download below. If you are interested in getting involved in a group or making contact with Jusleen please do contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Hackney's registered tenants and residents groups can apply for funding of their running costs on an annual basis. This includes a wide range of administrative costs, cost of minute takers, telephone and broadband cost.
Additionally registered TRAs and Pensioner groups can apply for funding to cover the costs of insurance.
To find out more please visit https://hackney.gov.uk/housing-funding-streams
If you have any questions or queries email email@example.com
A reminder that the Street Properties Forums are coming up soon. The South Forum (Homerton, Central and Shoreditch) will be on Wednesday 16 January (at Regents Pensioners) and the the North-East Forum (Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill and Clapton) will be on Wednesday 23 January (at Clissold House). Both meeting starts at 6.30pm. For full details please check out the Street Properties Forum blog post.
A new website has been developed and set up by David and Emley who are residents on the Kings Crescent estate. It is full of news, events and information on the area with content on the regeneration taking place in the area. The website is shown above and is worth taking a look at https://kingscrescent.org/
In January there will be street property forums for residents living in the north and south of the borough. Anyone that lives in a street property (feel free to contact us if unsure) will be welcome to attend.
The forum for the southern area (Homerton, Shoreditch and Hackney Central) will take place on Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 18:30-20:30 in Regents Pensioners Community Hall, 33 Brougham Rd, E8 4PD.
The forum for the north east area (Stamford Hill, Clapton, Stoke Newington) will take place on Wednesday January 23th 2019 at 18:30-20:30 in Clissold House, Stoke Newington N16 9HJ, UK.
A representative from Housing Management, ASB and Repairs will be attending each of the forums to answer any questions you may have.
If you have any queries or want more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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