Meet Miss Alison Kakande, Voices Of …

Hello Hackney podcast,
Friday 29 June, 2 to 4 pm

Postponed from 8 June — our VIP guest will be Miss Alison Kakande — founder of Voices Of, and the organiser of the very impressive Trowbridge Silver Surfers (Trowbridge Estate). Miss Kakande has been active in Hackney for many years and is looking forward to meeting you.

This is how she describes Voices Of …

The majority of the people you encounter on a day to day basis, out and about, at work or on your commute, have a story. Some might wish to share it and some might decide to listen. Miss Kakande is tired of Hollywood endings, contrived storylines, and morality lessons, aren’t you?

The Voices of… is a series of events and one to one conversations with the local community starting in the heart of Hackney. This all began as a talk show project in 2015. It has since evolved into the Voices Of…

The Voices Of… was born from the listening and sharing of the untold stories in their rawest form.

And here’s a video of her saying it …

But we are just as interested in what you have to say. That’s what the podcast is for – older people talking about what they know.

Please bring your voice to Whitmore Community Centre on Friday afternoon.


Update

Published at https://blog.hellohackney.net/2018/meet-miss-kakande/

Windrush Empire 70th anniversary

Hello Hackney podcast, Friday 22 June, 2 to 4 pm

The 22 June topic will be …

Today is the 70th anniversary of the first day that the Empire Windrush pulled into Tilbury Docks — tell us about your First Day.

Here’s Alford Gardner’s story ..

Please bring your voice to Whitmore Community Centre on Friday afternoon.


Update

We are editing this episode now.

Meet Hackney Shine

Hello Hackney podcast, Friday 15 June, 2 to 4 pm

Our VIP guest will be Nicky Branch from Hackney Shine …

Hackney SHINE energy advice has been set up to help residents keep well and warm throughout the year and avoid cold-related conditions during winter and anxiety over paying the fuel bills, which can lead to ill health, extra visits to the GP and hospital admissions.

Here’s the link to the Hackney Shine web page: hackney.gov.uk/shine

Hackney Shine provides an extraordinary range of free services related to energy — including advice about bills, debts, switching providers, repairs, health and wellbeing.

Terry will answer all your questions, and will be just as interested in what you have to say. That’s what the podcast is for – older people talking about what they know.

Please bring your voice to Whitmore Community Centre on Friday afternoon.


Update

Published at https://blog.hellohackney.net/2018/hackney-shine

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St Mary’s Secret Garden

St. Mary’s Secret Garden is a beautiful and accessible community garden with a difference in Hackney, London.

For over 25 years it has offered a safe space where people with support needs and the local community can get hands-on experience of gardening, gain a sense of inclusion and receive the benefits of horticulture and other ecotherapy activities.

This helps those in need combat isolation, develop valuable employment skills, gain qualifications and contribute to a greener, healthier, happier community.

Visit St Mary’s Secret Garden

Housing for older people in Hackney

Hello Hackney podcast,
Friday 25 May, 2 to 4 pm

This podcast discussion has been started by Martin Sadler, who says …

“There’s a lot of problems for older people in Hackney. As people get older, their housing needs change, but there is no system in place to allow people to change housing easily and effectively.”

Martin is a Hackney resident and the Age UK East London User Involvement Officer – so he brings a lot of experience to the conversation.

But we are just as interested in what you have to say. That’s what the podcast is for – older people talking about what they know.

Please bring your voice to Whitmore Community Centre on Friday afternoon.


Update

Published at https://blog.hellohackney.net/2018/housing-for-older-people/