WELCOME TO THE RELATIONSHIPS OBSERVATORY
The Relationships Observatory is a space where we focus on the impact Covid is having on relationships. We invite you to join us in exploring what’s changed, how it’s changed and what we need to do to develop the positives beyond the crisis.
In March 2020 – when the spread of coronavirus gathered pace – we established The Relationships Observatory. Alongside our network of observers, we’re gathering examples and insights about how people are adapting during the crisis. We are continuing to explore what we need to do now to look back on 2020 as the year we not only helped each other in an emergency, but also the year we changed for good.
The stories on these pages represent a tiny proportion of that important work. Thank you for all that you are doing.
Sightings from the Observatory
Our Sightings blog brings together reflections on the impact of the pandemic from our network of contributors. If you have an observation – however small or significant – we’d love to hear it. Please share them with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Although he struggled with isolation and anxiety, he found ways to connect with others and get creative during this difficult time.
In this first Sighting of the New Year, we are stepping back and reflecting on the emotional drivers – the feelings as well as the practical experiences that will shape the future.
A worry rollercoaster, friends, distance, jokes with neighbours, scared about the future and another lockdown.
Share your story
Do you have a story of lockdown you want to share? Join a community of story sharers across the country in celebrating the power of relationships and inspiring a conversation about how we can build back better, stronger and more connected.
In brief In this blog, originally written for and published by Nesta, David asks the question:What can we do to keep the community spirit that was amplified by lockdown alive and make 2020 the year we changed for good? Some of us have suffered loss in recent months....
Are there clues in the pandemic experience for the development of more community based, relationship centred social care? What would need to change and what support would it require? Here, David considers the implications, and the potential, for transforming the approach to social care.
In brief In our report 'The Moment We Noticed: Learning from 100 days of lockdown', we invite you to join us in exploring how we might sustain the positives from the pandemic. This paper forms the backbone of our fourth invitation: to join us in developing the...