For the last four months, FaithAction were commissioned by Strengthening Faith Institutions to run our Community Champions programme, to encourage people within certain high-risk communities to get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 and to keep themselves COVID safe, and to gather insight on the major issues […]
The arrival of Sajid Javid as the new Health and Social Care Secretary could signal a new opportunity for the government’s approach to health inequalities. At a Parliamentary event celebrating Creative English, Mr. Javid recalled attending doctor’s appointments as a child to interpret for his […]
Lord Greenhalgh was appointed Minister for Faith on the eve of the initial lockdown in March 2020. One year on, Daniel asks what his first year as Minister has been like: what lessons he has learnt, what has surprised him most, and what role his own personal faith has played throughout the crisis.
FaithAction have worked with Coventry University and Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum (THIFF) for the past three years. We were pleased to recently commence another year working as secretariat to THIFF and wanted to highlight to our members the important work being done through this […]
It’s Loneliness Awareness Week in the UK, and we’re keen to hear from you: what does loneliness mean to you and your organisation? How have you been tackling loneliness this past year? What challenges do you see in the weeks and months ahead? The background: […]
On this very day last year, 10 June 2020, we held our first virtual focus groups. At that time, we were emerging from the first lockdown, with the new ‘rule-of-six’ permitted for outdoor meetings, and the first pupils returning to schools.
We completed six other single-faith focus groups that week, along with one women’s multifaith group, and though we slowed the frequency later in the year, we kept these focus groups running consistently throughout the entire year.
This week, Daniel spoke to Revd Dr Gillian Straine – Anglican priest, physicist, cancer survivor, and director of the Guild of Health. Gillian shared her thoughts on the role her faith has played during her life and work, especially through experiences of suffering during the past and the present crisis.
We have all accessed health or social care services at some point in our lives. Some of us have received good care, and others, not so good. What do you do when you receive an excellent service? What do you do when you receive care […]
It was David Lammy MP who first proposed the idea: why don’t we draw up a “charter” to help overcome some of the challenges met by faith groups who want to work with councils? The suggestion came off the back of a series of roundtables […]
When we first went into lockdown last year, I’ll be honest, figuring out how to run drama sessions online wasn’t very high on my list of priorities. I was more immediately concerned with how I would access the books I needed to write my MA […]