Health and wellbeing

This section has information about local services that will help you with health and wellbeing. Search the directory for services and organisations.

They offer free information, advice, signposting and support to people affected by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and to their families and carers.

For more information visit the Alzheimer's Society (City and Hackney branch) website.

A friendly, informal group for people who are concerned about their memory. Exercise your memory by: participating in gardening, musical events, crafts, painting, quizzes, history talks, gentle exercise and much more.

Contact Madhumita for more information or to join the group.   

Smokefree City & Hackney is the stop smoking service for anyone who lives, works or studies in the City of London or Hackney (or who is registered with a City of London or Hackney GP).

Research shows that smokers are three times more likely to quit with support and medication compared to quitting on their own. Smokefree City & Hackney is an NHS service, providing free one-to-one stop smoking support. The service works with local pharmacies to provide stop smoking medication (free to those who don’t pay for prescriptions).

For more information visit Smokefree City & Hackney's website.

Age UK is the country's leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.

The over-60s is the fastest-growing group in society and there are more of us than ever before.

Ageing is not an illness, but it can be challenging. At Age UK we provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people.

We stand up and speak for all those who have reached later life, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations.

In the UK we help millions of people every year, providing support, companionship and advice. We are a strong voice, campaigning with and for older people to champion their rights, needs and wishes.

Our network

The Age UK network comprises around 125 local Age UKs reaching most of England.

For more information call our free, confidential advice line on 0800 678 1602.

We're open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year