Hackney Shine

Nicky Branch, energy advisor at SHINE, is talking to Hackney elders about the range of free energy-related services available to disadvantaged Hackney residents.

The voices belong to: Bob, Marylin, Megan, Mimi, Nicky, Sallie and Sheila. Five other people were part of the discussion, but are not heard on this episode.

Recorded 15 June 2018. 33 minutes.

About Hackney Shine

From their own website …

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.

How to contact Hackney SHINE

St Mary’s Secret Garden

Paula Yassine, manager of St. Mary’s Secret Garden, leads a conversation about gardening and wellbeing.

The voices belong to: Dane, Megan, Paula, Rick, Sallie. Six other people were part of the discussion, but are not heard on this episode.

Recorded 1 June 2018. 38 minutes.

Links

Are you afraid of online banking?

Umi Baden-Powell (research associate at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design) talks to Hackney elders about their experiences of online banking and how the banks should develop their services in this digital era.

Like all our podcast episodes, this is a highly condensed edit of a much longer conversation.

The voices belong to: Elizabeth, Elon, Joyce, Rick, Sallie, Stephen and Umi.  Eight other people contributed to the live session, but are not heard on this episode.

Recorded 11 May 2018. 21 minutes.

Umi’s research agenda

The process
  • The transition from physical branches to online spaces
  • Banking innovations
    • Mobile bank branches
    • Bank lounges in hybrid spaces
    • Virtual reality
    • Robots
    • Virtual human beings
  • How will all this affect the 20-30% of people excluded from new methods?
UK data
  • 12 million adults lack digital skils
  • 5.8 million have never used the Internet
  • 1.7 million do not have bank account
  • 2.7 million people rely on cash
Technological and social barriers
  • No 3G or 4G services in some parts of UK
  • Many people do not have access to a computer
  • Banks and building societies have been shutting down 300 branches every year since 1989 — 55% of branches have been lost, including 762 lost last year alone.

Mentioned in the conversation

Reaching out with a live stream

This 15-minute episode was part of a much longer (85 minute) rehearsal for combining a Hello Hackney podcast with a live radio stream. We were talking about ways to develop the podcast project, but we were also experimenting with ways to manage people and noise in the community centre.

The missing 80% of the conversation was often very interesting – but also off-topic or would have been inaudible to a live audience.

The voices belong to: Andreas, Dane, Irene and Rick. Four other people contributed to the live rehearsal, but are not heard on this episode.

Recorded 4 May 2018. 15 minutes.

Safer Hackney

Hackney elders are talking about feeling safe in Hackney, the apparent epidemic of violent crime between youth – and what elders can do to help.

The voices belong to: Andreas, Cornelia, Irene, Josh, Ken, Maralyn, Megan, Sallie.

Recorded 6 April 2018. 45 minutes.

Abraham Badru links