The COVID-19 crisis presents us all with emotional and practical challenges, both personal and professional. Of all these challenges, none is more difficult to face in social isolation than loss, grief and bereavement.
Social connection must become a central pillar of future policy and planning, across sectors, and for the long-term, to manufacture new ways of bringing people together, build social trust, and act as a check and balance against the profound societal shifts taking place.
Thomas Letourneur shares this story about how he stays connected with his grandmother using Famileo’s family newspaper.
Connection Coalition key part of UK Government's major effort to tackle loneliness and social isolation during the coronavirus outbreak
The Government has convened a network of high-profile charities, businesses, organisations and public figures to explore ways to bring people together to build strong community spirit, with a focus on groups at particular risk of loneliness.
Chief Executive of the Jo Cox Foundation, Catherine Anderson, joined Geri Scott, The Yorkshire Post's Westminster Correspondent, on the Pods Own Country podcast to discuss how, in the lockdown imposed by Coronavirus, the Connection Coalition is highlighting the issue of loneliness - and what we can do to make it better.
News of the Connection Coalition launch, including partners such as the Jo Cox Foundation, Mind, Age UK, the British Red Cross, Nesta and Facebook, was covered on Third Sector.
A new scheme to build connections and stave off loneliness and isolation in the age of social distancing has been launched with the help of the charity formed in memory of MP Jo Cox, as reported in the Yorkshire Evening Post.
A message from Catherine Anderson, CEO of the Jo Cox Foundation, on the short- and long-term impact of the current crisis on social connections in the UK.
Government support for charity sector a valuable first step in helping charities protect the most vulnerable.