They have been handed a raw deal during the course of the pandemic. Investing in them is an investment in our future.
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The first in a mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on Covid-19 – and helping those in deep poverty.
Introducing a series this week on ConservativeHome with the Centre for Social Justice about the pandemic and fairness
We need a long-term poverty strategy and a Social Justice Cabinet Committee. And here’s a Christmas holiday plan for childrens’ food.
Ministers could not have handled the matter worse if they’d tried. But Paul Maynard, pictured, is championing a solution.
Capitalism adapts and we are the party of innovation and opportunity. The crisis has meant a return to the Big Society.
I am standing on a platform calling for empowerment, transparency, accountability and democracy.
The pandemic has sparked a new sense of community spirit and civic participation; the question is whether this can extend into the future.
Nat Wei: How the internet could have been used to protect lives and livelihoods during this crisis. And how we can do better.
More emphasis could have been put on local delivery of services, drugs, and even treatment using mobile medical equipment and remote consultation.
Councillors and local churches have built up a volunteer network to do weekly shopping.
Craig Dearden-Phillips and Norman Lamb: National Voluntary Service can rebuild the social settlement after Covid-19
British society has mobilised on an exceptional scale to meet the coronavirus crisis. We must forge this militia into a standing army.
No-one wants to be thought nosey and interfering, but protecting the elderly from scammers is essential.
Plus: And a Coronavirus Social Justice Minister. Give thanks for Starmer. And: it’s time for a Virtual Parliament.
A friend of mine who runs the pub decided to turn his hand to takeaway food – delivering a meal to every vulnerable older person at no charge.
Two extreme versions of what happens next in Britain. Events are more likely to end up somewhere in the middle.
This crisis presents an opportunity for our nation and can leave an important legacy of volunteering and looking out for others.