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Guest blog: What is ‘lived experience’ and why does collaborative creativity make change happen? (part 1 / 3)

As part of Loneliness Awareness Week, Ellie Malone from our Lonely Not Alone partner, Effervescent, discusses the importance of lived experience in creating truthful and engaging youth campaigns.

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Helping our partners react in real time to Covid

We share insights from NPC’s evaluation into our Building Connections Fund tackling youth loneliness

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What we’ve learned strengthening communities through tech

Today (11 June 2021), we launch the Federation Learning Report, a 21-page review of our social enterprise programme exploring the impacts of technology.

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Helping our partners survive and thrive during Covid

Ella tells us about how our Community Loans grants have helped partners survive and thrive through Lockdown.

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Putting our hearts and minds into Lonely Not Alone 2021

Young people are meeting this week to come up with creative ideas for our 2021 Lonely Not Alone campaign

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We’re looking for young people to help build this year’s Lonely Not Alone campaign

We’re looking for young volunteers to apply to be part of Lonely Not Alone 2021. Can you help? Applications close on 16 March 2021.

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Building on the lessons of 2020 for a fairer future with a co-operative difference

Co-op Foundation CEO, Nick Crofts, blogs for the first time in his new to share our highlights and learning from a 2020 like no other.

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Helping communities do what mattered most

Community groups funded through our Space to Connect partnership with government were listening to how their communities wanted to use spaces when the pandemic hit. Lockdown presented opportunities and challenges for us to learn from.

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Building our understanding of ethnic diversity in tech

Our partner, Annette Joseph, explains how profit and innovation in tech can be increased by understanding the experiences of people of colour, and tackling racial inequality

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Staying connected this winter with Lonely Not Alone

Young people who co-designed Lonely Not Alone talk about loneliness and the importance of staying connected

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Wear yellow socks to show you care about youth loneliness

Our In This Together research found only 23% of young people think society treats youth loneliness seriously.

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Save the date: Lonely Not Alone to launch on 7 October

Get ready to show lonely young people you care by posting your yellow sock ‘Outfit of the Day’ on social media #OOTDYellowSocks

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Get ready for Lonely Not Alone 2020

Our Lonely Not Alone campaign is back for 2020!

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Youth Cymru guest blog: ‘It’s okay to change as your needs adapt’

We speak to Kirstie Edwards, from our Belong partner, Youth Cymru, about how her organisation and the young people they support have responded to COVID-19…

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Young people beating loneliness in lockdown

We reflect on how lockdown has impacted on our Lonely Not Alone campaign to beat youth loneliness, and how young people are rising to the challenge to help their friends

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