Publications

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Volunteering and wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic

We’re delighted to have worked with The Wales Centre for Public Policy to undertake a rapid scan and synthesis of the evidence which has emerged over the last year on the relationship between volunteering (both formal and informal), and individual and collective wellbeing. Why examine volunteering and wellbeing during the pandemic? It is well documented that... Find out more

Communities Driving Change: Shifting Local Systems

The Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change (CDC) programme supports residents to take action for improved health and wellbeing in their communities. This involves hearing about the issues which matter to them, co-designing and developing grassroots solutions, and connecting them with other people, services and organisations to enable real change. Our new report shares the approach... Find out more

Navigating uncertainty and remaining resilient: The experience of community businesses during Covid-19

Funded by Power to Change, this Community Businesses and COVID-19 report explores the impacts of Covid-19 on community businesses in England and the ways they adapted in response. Community businesses provide support to communities all over the country. They are at the heart of everyday life, which has radically changed over a short period of time. Over a 12-week... Find out more

Let the Roll Out Begin – Vaccine Hesitancy, Dilemmas and Division  

As part of our Covid-19 and Community Life study, generously funded by a Wellcome Trust public engagement grant, we are excited to be sharing the fourth snapshot of our insights in a new report on vaccines.  Download the report In recent weeks, the news has been scattered with announcements about vaccine developments- with three potentially effective vaccines making headlines.... Find out more

Positioning Peer Research in a Policy Context

Following on from our Peer Research in the UK report, we are delighted to be sharing our companion piece: Peer Research in a Policy Context, commissioned by The Open University. With increasing interest towards evidence-based policy, comes a greater understanding of the value in using the experience and perspectives of people directly affected by social... Find out more