CRESR

Research Briefing - Communities response to COVID-19 crisis

Date Issued: 27/07/2020

New research published by Local Trust and written by Dr Rob Macmillan (Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University) continues the investigation of how communities respond and recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

The research briefing which is available to read online, is the third in a series that is being published throughout 2020 and 2021. This issue’s synopsis reads:

This briefing examines literature on the value of informal community activity- especially in crisis situations- the challenges it faces, and how it relates to formal emergency response systems.

This is the third in the new series on community responses to COVID-19 and how they recover. Further briefings will be published through 2020 and 2021 to share early findings and learn from others exploring similar questions.

Read the full briefing here


Date Issued: 03/06/2020

New research published by Local Trust and co-written by Dr Rob Macmillan (Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University) with colleagues Angus McCabe and Mandy Wilson, continues the investigation of how communities respond and recover from the COVID-19 crisis. 

The research briefing, which is available to read online, is the second in a series that is being published throughout 2020 and 2021. This issue’s synopsis reads: 

"This research briefing builds on an initial review of the literature around community responses to disasters (Briefing 1: April 2020). Whilst being informed by some of the academic literature, it focuses directly on community responses to the COVID-19 pandemic on the ground. It aims to develop understanding of ideas about ‘resourcefulness’ as an alternative to narratives about ‘resilience,’ through specific examples of community responses to the current crisis."

Read the full briefing here


Date Issued: 06/05/2020

New research published by Local Trust and written by Dr Rob Macmillan (Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University) begins to examine how communities respond and recover from the COVID-19 crisis. 

The research briefing, which is available to read online, is the first in a new series that will be published throughout 2020 and 2021. This issue’s synopsis reads: 

“This research briefing connects communities currently responding to COVID-19 to others who have faced major crises such as epidemics, floods, fires, earthquakes, wars and terrorist incidents. It provides a language to describe how communities forge new bonds and find common purpose, and identifies factors that may shape how well they fare during the urgent period of crisis and, later, in the slow business of recovery.”

Read the full briefing here.

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