Keeping the Faith report.

Keeping the Faith: Partnerships between faith groups and local authorities during and beyond the pandemic.

A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Faith & Society highlighting how collaboration between local authorities and faith groups has dramatically increased in the pandemic.

Transformation Cornwall took part in the report.

'The nature of this engagement has been primarily in directly meeting emergency need in the areas of food poverty, and those experiencing shielding and self-isolation, and mental health and wellbeing.

As well as distributing food, faith groups have also distributed information to vulnerable groups and acted as a signpost for other goods and services offered by local authorities;

The ability of faith groups to do this is often based on long-term presence in the community
and being a key member and facilitator of preexisting relationships and networks.'