Oldie-Friendly Hackney map

A few days ago, two people I have known for years told me, with evident enthusiasm, how they had been in a café near Victoria Park — and noticed a sticker in the window identifying the café as friendly to oldies like them.

I was able to tell them that there are many more OFH stickers in Hackney, and pointed them at the OFH map – oldiefriendly.org.uk/map.

The Oldie-Friendly Hackney project finished in August, but the website will stay up for at least one more year.

All the OFH content and photos were produced by the OFH team at City & Hackney Carers Centre.

The OFH website and map were designed and implemented by friendly oldies here at Hello Hackney.

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

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

A Hackney Autobiography

‘A Hackney autobiography’ is a project by On the Record, that recorded the history of a unique cultural institution called Centerprise (1971-2012), and created learning resources inspired by the place and its people. On this website you can discover more about Hackney’s history as told by Centerprise on our app, encounter the people we interviewed, read some of the books Centerprise published and find out about the book we published: The Lime Green Mystery: An Oral History of the Centerprise Co-operative.

It’s a series of audiotours around Hackney — a website you listen to, so you should plug in your headphones first (please ask a helper if you are not sure how to do it). If you are using a phone or tablet, you can download the special app – Android Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Visit: A Hackney Autobiography

Hackney Foodbank

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Visit Hackney Foodbank