Living it up in lockdown

This is a guest post from, Alice Williams, Sector Development Officer at Homeshare, who members carefully match people with spare rooms with people who can give 10hr/week of help around the house. Here Alice has rounded up some of the lovely stories they have heard to show how Homesharers really have been a lifeline to each other.

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Mind's five tests to protect the nation’s mental health

The mental health charity and Connection Coalition member, Mindhas launched a new campaign which sets out the five tests they want the UK Government to take to protect the nation’s mental health.

 

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Keeping connected during lockdown

This is a guest post from Louise, Chair of Kent Deaf Children's Society (KDCS). Here she showcases their sunflower kit, something for the children to do with their parents, to nurture and watch grow during lockdown.

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How Frolo is connecting single parents during the Covid-19 lockdown

Frolo (a combination of the words ‘friend’ and ‘solo’) is a first-of-its-kind app and community for single parents. Here’s how Frolo have acted to help the community during this time.

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The unstoppable advance of common decency

In this guest article, Martin Simon, Gloucestershire Gateway Trust Trustee, explores the concept of neighbourhood connectors, small teams that can positively re-enforce collective acts of caring wherever they are to be found.

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New research project to understand how Covid-19 has affected social cohesion in the UK

The Connection Coalition is delighted to be working with the University of Kent and the Belong Network on a UK wide research project to understand how Covid-19 has affected social cohesion in the UK.

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Fifth Anniversary of Jo Cox's Maiden Speech

Five years ago, Jo Cox delivered her maiden speech in Parliament. Kim Leadbeater, The Jo Cox Foundation's ambassador and Jo's sister, reflecting on how Jo's 'More In Common' message is more important than ever.

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Corona crisis in the UK: Young people increasingly suffer from loneliness

Catherine Anderson, director of the Jo Cox Foundation, spoke to German radio station Deutschlandfunk about the work the Connection Coalition is doing with the 300 organisations that have joined the network.

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Beyond Words: A picture paints a thousand words

We're delighted to share this inspiring story of connection, highlighting the work of Coalition member The Co-op Foundation and their work with Beyond Words. Beyond Words have been supported by The Co-op Foundation's #iwill Fund to help young people beat loneliness through social action. Read on to find out more and see how young people are making the most of digital connections to tackle loneliness.

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Making the most of your connections: digital support from Facebook

Connection Coalition member Facebook hosted a webinar and 1:1 support sessions with Coalition members to share more about the products charities can make use of to maximise their services and impact.

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