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Loneliness is a Rural Issue

Phillip Vincent, our PR & Communications Manager, reflects on how loneliness is a rural issue and what can be done about it.

The importance of celebrating and sustaining volunteering beyond Covid-19

Coronavirus has shone a rare light on the significant contribution volunteers are making to communities – from supporting activities that help people feel connected to each other, to practical support for vulnerable residents. Phillip Vincent, ACRE’s Public Relations & Communications Manager, reflects on #VolunteersWeek and argues that as the effects of Covid-19 begins to subside and public interest in the virus wanes - the efforts of volunteers must not be forgotten.

England’s rural Village and Community Halls are survivors!

The history of village halls goes back over 100 years. Deborah Clarke, Action with Communities in Rural England’s (ACRE) Rural Evidence and Village Halls Manager considers what the future holds for these important rural community hubs in the wake of Covid-19.

Coronavirus – why does local matter?

Jeremy Leggett, ACRE’s Policy Adviser explains why the government’s latest announcements promising a more local view on managing Coronavirus is better late than never for rural communities
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