Technology connecting older residents. A new user-led platform promoting health, culture and creativity.

In collaboration with Hackney Council, Mortar is developing a new platform to assist in communicating and connecting with its older residents. Hackney Circle is a listings platform, promoting the use of new technology amongst older residents, to help them receive regular updates, network and socialise.

Mortar is encouraging the uptake of new technology, especially connecting with residents through smart phones and digital interfaces, so as to free up administrative time for council staff to better engage with residents that need additional forms of support. The Hackney Circle platform is designed to save money and facilitate an improvement in the application of resources and personal across the delivery of a variety of council services.