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Terry Conway on mutual aid
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During the first lockdown there was a surge in volunteering and community activism, most obvious in the work of ‘mutual aid’ groups. As the Bennett Institute for Public Policy observed, mutual aid is a manifestation of social capital in the community, which means it is strong in some areas but not in others. There is strong social capital in Finsbury Park, North London. Terry Conway launched herself into a mutual aid group in the ward and found that the response deepened connection with community, even for long-standing residents.

https://www.bennettinstitute.cam.ac.uk/blog/social-capital-and-response-covid-19/