Working alongside local communities responding to COVID-19

10 July 2020

A report on the experiences of our funded partners in responding to COVID-19, from March to June 2020.  

There are already stark differences in life expectancy and healthy life expectancy between different neighbourhoods and groups of people which have widened over the past ten years. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought this into sharp focus. We spoke directly to 80% of funded partners across England, Scotland and Wales in April and May 2020, with ongoing network meetings and discussions. 

What we have seen over these past few months has revealed the true importance of resident-led projects in neighbourhoods and communities: they have been a key source of support and guidance for local people before and during the Covid-19 crisis. They will continue to be critical as communities begin to adjust.

Through speaking to these locally led projects over the past few months, we’ve seen a range of challenges which are illustrative of the broader issues faced by many neighbourhoods and communities.

Read the full report to learn more. 


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