Embracing disruption: community agility during the Covid-19 pandemic

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As Covid-19 spread globally in the spring of 2020 in the UK as elsewhere many people found themselves with new forms of vulnerability, making fundamental elements of everyday life, such as accessing food, very difficult. In many contexts, the most agile responses to these new vulnerabilities came from rapidly mobilising community groups and organisations. By extending existing networks and building on local and hyper-local histories of community organising they were able to respond more efficiently, effectively and appropriately to the contemporary crisis than more formalised or larger organisations.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationPractice Insights Magazine
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Community resilience


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