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A collective community

Tools designed to bring communities closer together and to support each other.

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There are lots of community Whatsapp groups popping up, Next Door and Facebook groups are being used, or even physical flyers put through people's door to offer support to those self-isolating. In the situation we're currently in I think the power of community is key - we act in the way we see others act, so if the majority stay at home - we will see this is the action we should take. But also, by supporting our communities and those who most at need, we get through this situation and come out the other side with a stronger social fabric.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

Hearing about these local community groups made me sign up to them to see if there was any way I could support - and am actively engaged with the community to offer my help - i.e going to the supermarket for someone who is having to self isolate.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Via a whatsapp group to colleagues, friends and family.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Employer

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

The problem is obviously the amount of information and how it varies from source to source. Fake news is an issue, but often the fake news is displayed in a more engaging way. What I think we need is a simple trusted source - WHO are good for this.

What is your current profession?

Head of Strategy

In what city are you located?


In what country are you located?


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Great to read through your inspiration Alan Bryant