About us

What is Find support services?

Find support services is here to help residents (or those acting on their behalf) find support, advice, classes and activities run by the local community and voluntary sector in Hackney and the City.

Help comes in many forms. Some people may feel isolated and want a chat; others might be determined to join an exercise class; or decide that this is the time to pick up a new skill or lose an old habit. Some may require specialist advice around finances or employment, or may be concerned about domestic abuse or addiction.

It is a system-wide initiative between Hackney Council, City of London and the NHS. If you are an organisation in the local voluntary or community sector then you can request to be included too. We’ll help you raise awareness of your services and activities with residents and health professionals alike. If you need to boost your online credentials, we can point you in the right direction with Creating a digital presence and Digital skills.

If you need further information and advice about the help available during the coronavirus pandemic please check the Coronavirus information and support page. You can also call the Hackney Council Covid helpline on 020 8356 3111 Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

Watch this video to see what Find support services can do for you. You can read along with the transcript as well.

Contact us

If you have feedback on this service or have any questions then please email us at fss@hackney.gov.uk.

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About the data

Organisations listed on Find support services are responsible for the accuracy of their data. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure listings are accurate, the Council does not assume liability for errors. The Council also does not endorse the organisations or their services.

Every organisation that requests to join this service is verified against certain criteria including:

  • Charity number
  • Receive a grant from Hackney Council or City of London
  • Receive a grant from Hackney CVS, Hackney Giving or AgeUK East London
  • Receive a grant from a Lottery Funded project? E.g. National Lottery or Sports England
  • Registered with a Tenant and Resident Association
  • Registered on the Local Offer
  • Names of safeguarding leads, if applicable

Organisations must submit this information for re-verification every year.