Rebuilding lives free from loneliness

By Matt Vickers | 16 June 2021

An unexpected outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the welcome revival of all things local.

From mutual aid groups delivering food parcels to friends checking up on each other over Zoom, people across the country have been supporting each other like never before; forging connections and building community even when coronavirus made it almost impossible.

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