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Research finds that people don’t want everything to return to how it was before

By July 13, 2020National News

From Civil Society 

People do not want to return to life as it was before lockdown and would like to be more involved in their community in the future, the Young Foundation has said.

The Foundation has unveiled the findings from its Covid-19 & You programme, and has made seven key recommendations. These include recognising that people want to keep some of the positive community connections that came about during the crisis. 

Earlier this year the Foundation began working with the Open University on a project documenting every day life to better understand the social impact of the pandemic on communities across the UK. It received more than 600 contributions to its research project, and has now produced an interactive digital booklet. 

Of those who participated, 75% were female and 25% male. Of the 600, 21% identified as key workers and 28% reported having a physical or mental health condition or illness. The report’s first recommendation is to urge policymakers to think about building a new normal with a stronger focus on communities 

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You can see the report as an online pdf here (opens in a new tab) 

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