HenPower arrives at the Huddleston Centre
Our inspirational HenPower project has teamed up with the Huddleston Centre in Hackney.
It is the first time the project has set up at a service supporting young people in the community.
Joined by our creative engagement associate Dani Singer, the hens were the VIPs (Very Important Poultry) at the centres recent winter market.
Sian Bennett, project coordinator at the centre, said: “HenPower at the Huddleston will be the first project of its kind to create intergenerational relationships where both our members and older members of Hackney take part in a wide range of creative activities.
“It will provide meaningful opportunities for both young and older people of Hackney to help improve their health and wellbeing. With hen-keeping as the focus, HenPower can reduce the negative impacts of loneliness and social isolation.”
The project helps connect communities through hens and weekly creative activities.
Equal Arts co-director Douglas Hunter said: “It is fantastic to see the project being picked up by the Huddleston Centre as a way young people accessing its services can work with older people, improve wellbeing and help connect communities.
“The majority of our projects start with older people so working with the young people at the Huddleston Centre is an exciting new direction for us and one we are looking forward to.”
Speaking after the festive launch Dani added: "It was a fantastic day. The most excited people of all were the young adults of the Huddleston Centre, who were so proud to show off their new hens to their friends and families.
"It was great to see how confident they are with the hens."
Find out how to bring HenPower to your community here.
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