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£1 fitness classes

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Our One You £1 community fitness classes take place in community venues across the borough. They're just £1 and are aimed at residents and people who work in Hackney, from children to older adults.

They run alongside the national Public Health England One You campaign to encourage residents to get fitter, eat healthier and feel better and they're open to all Hackney residents. With over 60 classes per week on 26 estates in Hackney there's something for everyone from Box Fit to Zumba, kids' karate to family street dance.

You can find and book your class on the new OpenPlay app, download the registration form [pdf, 1.52MB]or complete one at the centre.

For free activities for hackney residents aged 50+, see New Age Games. For more information call Henry Muss on 020 8356 6326 or email

Why exercise?

Regular physical activity can reduce your risk of breast cancer by up to 20%, dementia, depression and colon cancer by up to 30%, cardiovascular disease by up to 35%, type 2 diabetes by up to 40% and hip fractures by up to 68% - Public Health England.

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Connect Hackney - Commissioning: BAME Communities

Source By: Connect Hackney- Hackney CVS

Connect Hackney (managed by Hackney CVS) is a £5.8m programme aimed at enabling Hackney residents aged 50 and over to improve their wellbeing, by reducing or preventing isolation and loneliness. It is one of fourteen programme areas in England funded through the six-year National Lottery Community Fund – Fulfilling Lives, Ageing Better programme. The ultimate aim of Ageing Better is to learn which kinds of projects and interventions work best to reduce and prevent the social isolation of older people.

Purpose of the commissioning round

In phase one Connect Hackney commissioned 23 projects, with over 2600 Hackney residents aged 50 and over getting involved in a broad range of activities (social activities, coffee mornings, craft groups, physical activities, learning new skills etc.)

We saw significant participation from people who are White British, Black African (Nigerian in particular) and Black Caribbean, as well as other communities including the Charedi Jewish Community. It is important that the programme understands the experiences of Hackney’s other BAME communities – their cultural, racial and demographic sensitivities and how these relate to social isolation and loneliness.

As such, we are particularly  interested in commissioning up to five projects that work with people aged 50 plus from members of Hackney’s BAME communities that the programme has had limited engagement with:

·         Turkish and Kurdish

·         Smaller Black African communities, for example, Francophone African

·         Asian: Indian, Bangladeshi, Chinese and Vietnamese

·         Other smaller ethic communities in the borough, for example, Latin American

£200k is available in this commissioning round – capped at £40K per award (potentially five projects).

Bidders are also invited to submit any questions to the Connect Hackney team by 5pm on Tuesday 9th April 2019 by emailing

Tenders deadline: 5pm Monday 15 April 2019.

Click here for full details of the Invitation to tender.

Awareness sessions for Lunch Clubs

Source By: Hackney CVS

There are 14 Lunch Clubs in Hackney serving a variety of cultural communities. If any of the HSCF members would like to offer awareness sessions around their area of work that would be beneficial to the wellbeing of older people attending the Lunch Clubs, can you please email Suj Ahmed the name of your organisation, contact details and services you offer.


Suj Ahmed Contact Details


Development Coordinator, Lunch Clubs


T: 020 79231962


Do you work with adults in Clissold Park Neighbourhood? Interprofessional training

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Venue:  West Reservoir Centre, Green Lanes, Hackney N4 2HA

This workshop is aimed at staff of any health, social care or community service working within City & Hackney, particularly those whose roles include provision of services to adult residents within the Clissold Neighbourhood area or across the Borough of Hackney. The workshop will be interactive and a free lunch will be provided.

The session will focus on a facilitated simulated case conference. The hypothetical case to be discussed involves an older adult with complex physical, mental health and social care needs. All participants will be provided in advance with core information about the case, with more detailed discipline/service specific case information provided as relevant to individual participants. During the simulation, participants will together build an in-depth understanding of the case from multiple perspectives, and undertake collaborative decision making regarding future case management. The simulation will be followed by a facilitated group discussion to explore aspects of interprofessional practice and collaboration, both in relation to the simulated case presented and to participants' own experiences of practice.

The aims of the workshop are:

* To further enhance collaborative relationships within and between community based health, social care and voluntary services in City & Hackney

* to support development of the workforce to advance Neighbourhood working and care delivery

* to enhance understanding of different roles, responsibilities and expertise within the wider MDT

* to highlight service user experiences of interacting with multiple services across the care pathway

* to enhance awareness of the range of services available locally to support patients/residents in City & Hackney, and how these may be accessed

* to provide opportunities for staff across local community services to network and build relationships

* to foster communication, trust and respect within the local Neighbourhood MDT.


Who should attend:

  • Staff of any health or social care service from NHS, Social Care or other Community organisations working within City & Hackney, particularly those whose roles include working with adults within the Clissold Neighbourhood area.


Mode of Delivery:

  • Interactive workshop


Training Provided by:

Dr Celia Woolf, Reader in Interprofessional Education, Homerton University Hospital/City & Hackney CEPN



The workshop is free for staff of any health, social care or other community based organisation providing services to residents within City & Hackney. If you have booked but are subsequently unable to attend, please email so that your place can be offered to someone else. Thanks. 


Blue Marble Training Project Coordinator- closing date 25th March at 5pm

Source By: Shoreditch Trust

We are looking for a Blue Marble Training Project Coordinator to join the team and support the delivery of our award-winning programme. You will play a vital role in enabling its smooth operational running, acting as a point of contact for trainees outside of the training environment and ensuring that they keep up to schedule on the many aspects of their training journey. Working closely with the Blue Marble Training Project Manager and the delivery team in the Waterhouse Restaurant, you will combine excellent organisational skills and attention to detail with an aptitude for flexible, person-centered approaches.

Reports to: Blue Marble Training Project Manager

Salary: £23,000 per annum (pro rata)

Hours: 21 hours per week

Duration: Permanent

Role description: You can download a job description and person specification here.

Based at: 12 Orsman Road, London N1 5QJ

Holiday: 30 days + bank holidays (pro rata)

Job reference: BMTPC01

Contact: If you would like to request a copy of the job application, please contact or 020 7033 8545, quoting the reference BMTPC01.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the person specification, alongside a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, to, quoting the reference BMTPC01.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 25th March 2019.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 3rd April March 2019.

Please note, we will only be able to contact you if you have been selected for interview.

Please note that the personal information in your application is covered by our Recruitment Transparency Notice. By submitting an application, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Recruitment Transparency Notice. If you have any queries relating to the Notice, please contact Edouard Guidon at or 020 7033 8506 prior to applying.

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