Ratio and The Law Family Commission on Civil Society supported by Pro Bono Economics, organised a podcast and an event to think afresh about loneliness, and the role civil society has to play in solving it. This note summarises the insights of our presenters – you can watch the full event or listen to the podcast by clicking the link above.
This episode provides preparation for a seminar on developing a cross-sectoral approach to tackling loneliness.
John Hitchin at Renaisi has a long track record in learning about the ways in which place can impact on well-being. He reflects here on how we learn about place.
Iain MacRitchie, philanthropist and founder of MCR Pathways, returns to the podcast to discuss how the pandemic has impacted young people in or on the edge of foster care.
Clare Wightman leader of the pioneering Grapevine in Coventry talks about looking inwards, not outwards, to find the best responses to the pandemic.
Leader of the Pembroke House Settlement in South London Mike Wilson on the value of food and neighbourhood during and beyond the pandemic.
The work of enabling a large market town in North West England to flourish has been overtaken by the pandemic. Geoff Little talks about the new challenges and the way the Town has adapted.
Jay Keenan takes us back to Transforming Choice to tell us about the progress of people giving up a life of addiction, and the constraints of the pandemic.
Darren was recently released from Dartmoor Prison. He compares lockdown life with locked up life.
Terry Conway talks about the origins, work and prospects of the the Finsbury Park Mutual Aid group of which she is a member.