Connection Coalition key part of UK Government’s major effort to tackle loneliness and social isolation during the coronavirus outbreak

The group will explore ways to bring people together to build strong community spirit, with a focus on groups at particular risk of loneliness.

Why now?

Since the start of Covid-19, many people have reached out and are supporting their neighbours and communities in creative and inspiring ways. For many people this is nothing new, but for some this is a new and deep experience of community connectedness. More than ever we are seeing that reciprocal relationships build solidarity, belonging and the belief that we have more in common than that which divides us. Britain will be a changed country as a result of Covid-19, but it will have changed for the better if people are ready to build and strengthen the connections within society that bind us together.