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.
Hackney oldies look back on their lives in a conversation that begins and ends with Hackney Carnival.
The voices belong to: Andreas, Mark, Paula, Peter and Rick.
Recorded 11 September 2018 in St Mary’s Secret Garden, London E2 8EL
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.
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.
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Hackney elders talking about how their friends, family and neighbours cope with loneliness – and how they would cope with it themselves.
The voices belong to: Andreas, Dane, Elizabeth, Irene, JohnJ, JohnW, Ken, Mark, Pauline and Stephen.
Recorded 27 April 2018. 25 minutes.