This week we talk to Louise Footner Assistant Director of Culture, Communities and Engagement at the London Borough of Kingston about the job of communicating to a population in lockdown. We speak to Kate Burnett a front line care worker about her experience and the toll on families and what we need to do after this is all over when it comes to social care. We also hear an audio clip from Cllr Martin Tett the leader of the brand new unitary council Buckinghamshire Council and Deputy Chief Executive Sarah Ashmead as they talk about volunteer coordination in Bucks.
We thank Buckinghamshire for sending in the clip and encourage you to send in your clips.
Ingrid Koehler also catches up with Jen Glover about her recent pieces on the ‘other public health crisis’ domestic violence and what councillors can do in their communities.
Links mentioned in the podcast:
- Covid-19 resource page
- Briefing on Domestic Violence (sign in required)
- Practical advice for councillors and community support during the pandemic.
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