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Does Hackney make you fat?

People who know first hand, campaigning to make Hackney an easier place to be a healthy weight. We are campaigning to change Hackney so that we can help reverse growing obesity in the borough. Right now: 41.3% of adults are overweight or obese 49.6% of children

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Author: Remi Fawehinmi

Advice services help improve health

We lead two consortia of grass roots community organisations that deliver advice from GP practices – in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. This is so medical services can focus on medicine – assured that their patients can access advice and support for a wide range of problems that also affect patients health.

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Author: Remi Fawehinmi

Serviced Office Space

If you would like an office base in Hackney, just two minutes walk from London Fields and one minute from Mare Street we have a fantastic, newly refurbished space that we invite you to share with us.

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Author: Remi Fawehinmi

Campaign for digital inclusion

Social Action for Health is going through a digital revolution, but we need your support. After 30 years, we are still passionate to unlock the potential in people – because communities hold the power to their own health and well-being. Now, we want to increase our social impact with the best IT solutions and empower communities with technical innovation.

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Author: Remi Fawehinmi

Upcoming events

  • Activist development workshops

    There will be 12 workshops starting in September which cover different aspects for the development of activists. Read more

  • Registration and Information Stalls at Lawson Practice

    If you are registered at Lawson practice - Come and Join Us! We will be at Lawson Practice on every Thursday starting from 7th September from 11-1pm, to promote and register patient with GP Online Service. Read more

  • Registration and Information Stall at Well Street Surgery

    We will be at Well Street Surgery on every Wednesday starting from 20th September from 10-12noon, to promote and register patients with GP Online Services. Read more

  • Public demonstrations

    Does Hackney make you fat? are holding a public demonstration against the sheer volume of takeaway shops in the borough; which are a burden on our health. Read more

  • Exploring Health Inequalities

    The session will cover how the wider determinants of health affect us – leading to health inequalities. Read more

  • Introduction to Social Action for Health

    This session will cover the essentials of our vision, mission, objectives and people values as an organisation. Read more

  • Community Lunch

    We are hosting a community lunch to raise awareness of the number of takeaway shops blighting our borough. We are protesting against batch produced cheap meals laden with harmful ingredients and additives, like salt, sugar and vegetable oil. Read more

  • Community Outreach and registration

    Team members Irena and Mike will be in the community to promote and register local people with the GP Online Service. Read more

  • Promotion of the project - GP Friday at Homerton Hospital

    We will be at Homerton Hospital to promote the project working to health professionals working in the borough. Read more

Latest news

  • Chance meeting brings hope

    Outreach into communities is essential – people don’t always know where to turn. Khalida was at an all time low when she chanced to meet one of our outreach workers at the Barkantine Practice in Tower Hamlets. Our team was there as part of our community outreach work, sign posting and informing local people about the Tower Hamlets Health Advice Links Project. Read more

  • Practical support through bereavement

    In Autumn 2016 Peter experienced a close family bereavement and did not know which way to turn. Being homeless, with little or no social network to support him, he was at a loss about how to go about dealing with the situation – emotionally or practically. Read more

  • Empowered to manage my own health

    Dealing with diabetes, arthritis and chronic back pain – Zamia’s 'self-management’ story. Read more