A year of the pandemic

22 Mar 2021

Reflections from communities on the front line

In 2020, throughout the first lockdown and into early autumn, Local Trust spoke to workers and volunteers in England who had stepped up to lead COVID-19 response work in their communities.

Drawing on first-hand accounts of residents and support workers on the front line, this report uncovers why communities were able to respond to the pandemic so effectively and what they will need in order to maintain this resilience in a post-pandemic world.

All those interviewed were working in areas ranking in the 20 per cent most deprived in the country on the Index of Multiple Deprivation – areas often considered ‘left behind’.

Read the full report