“You can still come with me!” — seven tips for encouraging a sense of integration and belonging in the ‘new normal’
Despite its (many) challenges, this extended lockdown has resulted in an increased sense of belonging for many vulnerable individuals. Communities rose to the challenge of supporting practical needs and the help of neighbours and organisations helped many to feel visible, valuable, and connected. For others, […]
When I was at school, I remember standing there at the start of the summer holidays and finding it impossible to believe that September would ever arrive. This disbelief hit harder than ever this year; after months with the children at home, I have found […]
It’s been an unusual year to say the least. It’s now been five months since the UK went into lockdown and, whilst things have begun opening up again and life has been making slow progress back to some kind of normality, our summers have probably […]
At FaithAction, we have been working very hard during the last three months to reach faith communities up and down the country and feed their ideas, needs, and opinions back to government as the situation changes; as restrictions have been lifted, as different religious festivals […]
I’ve been away for a few days on leave and tried to escape the news for a little while. I was not very successful! But, when I got back to my emails and messages and reflected on the latest thoughts on the progression of the […]
Last week, a Public Health England (PHE) report confirmed that being excessively overweight or obese increases the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. Almost two-thirds of adults in England are overweight or obese, with older people, people living in deprived areas, and certain […]
Over the past months, COVID-19 has brought the UK to a standstill and, in the process, taken countless thousands of lives. Many have been unable to say goodbye to their loved ones or even to hold funerals for them, and despite the gradual slowing of the virus’ spread, the nation is still very much in the grip of the destruction it has caused.
Over the last few months, you probably will have seen some of the many news articles regarding the lockdown period and its impact on domestic abuse incidents. Sadly, the anticipated rise in abuse and deaths has already been observed. The researchers at the Counting Dead […]
Manisha Modhvadia is an officer with Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham, part of a national network of local Healthwatches, who act as champions for people using local health and care services. We have all had to adapt the way we work and deliver services for the […]
Over the course of the last four weeks, the FaithAction team have been speaking to you, our members, about your places of worship and how the COVID-19 lockdown has changed the way that you practice your faith, as part of a project FaithAction has been commissioned to complete by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).