Community cohesion and social networks

How people feel about the area in which they live and the people they live alongside has a major impact on their sense of wellbeing. This, in turn, can have important consequences for their physical and mental health. Understanding what determines how people feel about living in their local area is, therefore, key to improving health and reducing health inequalities.

Several different factors help us build an understanding of how local residents feel about living in Hackney and the City of London. These include general satisfaction with the area as a place to live, and how cohesive they perceive the local community to be, as well as their engagement and sense of connectedness to their neighbours and acquaintances.

Below you can find a number of documents identifying the local population needs. Please note that this list will be updated as and when the new information becomes available.

Hackney and the City of London reports