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.
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 […]
On this episode of Faithful Leaders, Daniel Singleton speaks with Jasvir Singh OBE, co-founder and chair of City Sikhs, and barrister of family law, on his faith, the effects of lockdown, and his experiences as a barrister of faith.
On this episode of Faithful Leaders, Daniel Singleton speaks with Andy Street, chair of several charities and social enterprises in Bristol, on his faith and ‘joining the dots’ between faith groups, charities, businesses, and government across the city.
After the initial deluge of activity surrounding the UK government’s ‘lockdown’ in response to the coronavirus and the massive changes to life that incurred as a result, the attention of policy-makers has moved to the impact of the virus, the lockdown, and wider life around […]
Dave Mann, a local pastor at Bonny Downs Baptist Church, in partnership with four churches, runs a free food service that has been oversubscribed by residents who have no recourse to public funds, the elderly and vulnerable, and those waiting for their benefits to come through. He described how the joy on the faces of children […]
The coronavirus pandemic is something which has affected all areas of society and individual life. FaithAction have a page dedicated to providing you with the most up to date advice about the pandemic, alongside specific advice for your faith group. You can visit this page […]
On this episode of Faithful Leaders, Daniel Singleton speaks with Prof. Karise Hutchinson, Provost of the Coleraine campus of Ulster University, about leadership in a time of crisis. She shares her reflections on faith and her sense of hope for recovery in the UK after the current crisis.
FaithAction’s National Executive Director Daniel Singleton sat down (across the Internet) with Prof. Jim McManus, Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire, to speak about his faith and how it supports his work supporting public health, particularly with the increased pressure of the coronavirus.