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Near Neighbours, Common Vision
Restoring Social Confidence: Lessons from faith-led social action during the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the great importance of community connectivity and locally-led social action, not only in responding to sudden crises, but in sustaining this neighbourhood-level support over the long-term.
This report based on Near Neighbours work with faith groups and community organisations during the lockdown captures the sadly familiar stories of grief, hunger, isolation, exclusion and domestic violence, but also shines a light on the distinctive contribution of faith-based social action during this time.