Stronger than anyone thought: Communities responding to COVID-19

28 Sep 2020

Findings from the first phase of a study of community responses to COVID-19, highlighting the importance of community-led infrastructure.

This paper reports the findings from the first phase of a study by Local Trust of community responses to COVID-19. It identifies the varied responses of communities to the immediate crisis, the ways in which their responses have changed since, and their planning for the next phase. The paper highlights the importance of community-led infrastructure in supporting an effective response to COVID-19.

Rob Macmillan of Sheffield Hallam University, one of the authors of the paper, has also written a blog for Local Trust laying out the findings of the research and looking ahead to what comes next.