Local authorities should do more to recognise and encourage volunteers – who provide services worth billons of pounds.
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The second in a mini-series of articles on ConHome this week about healthcare after Covid.
Community Day is a new initiative which aims to recognise those who go above and beyond for their communities, and help more people do so.
Fifteen million people have been vaccinated against Covid on time. Here are thirty more fields in which Britain leads the world.
The success in procurement and distribution prompts the question of what else we are outstandingly good at.
When the pandemic permits, it could not only combat loneliness but be a cost-effective way to support teachers and a boon to children.
That Boris Johnson feels the need to mobilise civilian enforcers is clear evidence that a second harsh lockdown does not command popular support.
Simon Kaye: The scale of the community and voluntary response to the pandemic has been a wake up call
The mutual aid phenomenon does demonstrate that many people will use their free time in extraordinarily productive and pro-social ways.
Fiyaz Mughal: This pandemic showed how ill-prepared the UK was for a global crisis. Local resilience teams can change that.
The response to Covid-19 felt panicked, with the Government alone in leading the fightback. This cannot happen again.
The pandemic has sparked a new sense of community spirit and civic participation; the question is whether this can extend into the future.
There are still five million adults – around one in ten – who are not online. Twice as many lack the skills and confidence to navigate the online world effectively.
Having extended its initial target to find 750,000 helpers, it seems the Government now has too many.