The role of Big Local partnerships during lockdown

17 Sep 2020

Investigating the responses of Big Local communities to COVID-19

Local Trust began a process of rapid data collection in April 2020 to capture the responses taken by different communities to COVID-19, as a way to look across the myriad approaches Big Local areas were taking and to share them with other areas for inspiration. A learning team of eight Local Trust colleagues was formed to identify themes, patterns and learning from the data collection. This paper reflects the team’s discussions on how Big Local areas responded to COVID-19 and the roles that the partnership took on during the pandemic to ensure that our communities were supported.