Organisations providing a voice for rural England have written to Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in the hope that a more locally driven approach to managing the pandemic can be adopted in the countryside.
Phillip Vincent, ACRE’s Public Relations and Communications Manager takes a look at some of things rural charities are doing to encourage acts of kindness and promote community wellbeing as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
National charity, Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) is calling on the government to show sensitivity to the needs and circumstances of rural communities when lifting the current Covid-19 restrictions.
For several years ACRE, like many rural organisations, has been asking for a UK Rural Strategy, for better rural proofing, for Government to show some evidence, however small, that it even recognises that rural people exist.
ACRE has partnered with like-minded rural organisations the Rural Services Network (RSN), the Rural Coalition and The Plunkett Foundation in writing to George Eustice Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.