Topic: Covid-19

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Local government has been a key partner of both the NHS and central government in tackling the pandemic, reflects Alan Waters, Leader of Norwich City Council. He looks back on a tumultuous  year and considers the direction that post-Covid recovery might take.

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Stars in their eyes

This short story was written by Karen Campbell when she was writer in residence at Dumfries and Galloway Council last year. It is part of the Atlas Pandemica arts project which explores local responses to the pandemic.

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Canada Bay Connects

One year on from when COVID-19 first hit, the City of Canada Bay takes us through some of the ways they adapted to the pandemic to maintain access to community services and keep citizens connected and supported through the last 12 challenging months.

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Personal stories from a Spanish town

This briefing shares the stories and experiences of the modest Spanish town of Benifaió.

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Keeping rough sleepers safe during the pandemic

A year ago the government ordered ‘Everyone in’ and accommodation had to be found for all rough sleepers. Aline Clayson, Rough Sleeping Navigator at Southend on Sea Borough Council takes up the story for us.

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Here is our story

Karen Campbell was writer in residence for five months last year at Dumfries and Galloway Council, hearing the stories of frontline workers and creating a lasting record of their service to their communities during the pandemic.

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Jo Whiley: The Marcus Rashford of the learning disability world

Jo Wiley’s campaign has made sure that people with learning disabilities are treated fairly and given priority for the Covid vaccine. Steve Palmer hopes this can usher in new thinking about learning disability across all areas of life.

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Let local government help build a fairer future

Covid has ripped through some of the poorest places in the UK. Given the opportunity and resources councils can be powerful agents in building back fairer, more sustainable local communities and economies across the country, writes Councillor Eleanor Southwood of Brent Council.

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