In collaboration with Policy Scotland and the Network for Social and Educational Equity, CNS is undertaking a programme of research and intelligence gathering in high poverty settings across Scotland that seeks to understand how local responses are working in the current rapidly changing context and provide insights that can support the next phase of COVID-19 action at both local and national levels.
This document presents the views and experiences of frontline practitioners working in rural communities and is one of a series sharing insights emerging from the research.
Key questions for consideration that arose from the research were:
- How can the needs of geographically isolated communities be better accounted for when planning for COVID-19 recovery?
- How can the community solidarity that has emerged during the pandemic be further developed, and
strengthen the resilience of community organisations?