Loneliness and Isolation
Making London the Most Socially Integrated City in the World
Challenge Partner: Hackney Council
Loneliness is a bigger problem than simply an emotional experience. People who are isolated and do not engage in their immediate and wider community are often the most physically inactive, which negatively impacts health and wellbeing.
The Hackney Council Loneliness and Isolation Challenge is calling on startups and SMEs to find solutions that tackle social isolation and get the local community more physically active. The Council is particularly interested in solutions that meet the needs of growing number of older people in Hackney.
For example this could be by better mapping social groups and community activities, using technology to improve access to relevant services, or new ways of connecting people and encouraging them to take part in local activities.
Do you have an innovative solution to tackle loneliness and isolation?
About Hackney Council
Hackney Council is the local government authority for the London Borough of Hackney, London. It is an inner London Local Authority in an area of high deprivation.