Hackney elders – seen and heard

Hackney elders talkingWe are oldies, talking about what we know, what we have seen, what we have done – real experiences and real stories. We record our conversation, then we put a shorter, edited version on the Internet – every week.

We make podcasts because we think older people in this area have unique insights about the world changing around us – and there is no point keeping it to ourselves.

We talk – other people listen and take notice. It’s fun, very effective, and we would like you to join us. You don’t need any technical skills to make your voice heard.

We don’t use expensive professional equipment or a sound studio. Our resources are minimal, but we do it all ourselves — oldies own the process — since 2010.

Keep scrolling down! The most recent published episodes are below (and there are usually 3 or 4 in post-production, waiting to be published).

Can the government end loneliness with postmen?

On the day that Tracey Crouch announces the UK government strategy to combat loneliness, Hackney elders discuss their own understanding and experiences of loneliness and isolation.

The voices belong to: Andreas, Marylin, Mimi and Sallie.

Recorded 15 October 2018 in the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, London E8 3DF.

Growing up in Hackney – now and then

Hackney elders talking with the young PEER UK ambassadors about growing up and living in Hackney.

The oldie voices belong to: Marylin, Paula, Peter, Rick, Sallie, Walter. The PEER UK voices belong to Alice, Davinia, Dela, Elise, Mariam.

Recorded 21 September 2018 at PEER UK, London N1 6QL

Ten podcast participants are sitting around table with microphones. Walter is talking. The others are looking at him attentively.

About PEER UK

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, Maralyn, 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