WELCOME TO THE RELATIONSHIPS OBSERVATORY

What do 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?

In early March – when the spread of coronavirus gathered pace – we established The Relationships Observatory. Here we are gathering examples and insights and using what we learn to help sustain and develop the positives beyond the crisis.

The Moment We Noticed

Bringing together contributions from over 50 collaborators, The Moment We Noticed draws together what we’ve learnt from 100 days of behaving differently

The Spirit of Lockdown

What’s your #SpiritOfLockdown? Join our community of story sharers in celebrating the power of relationships and inspiring a conversation about how we can build back better, stronger and more connected. 

Sightings from the Observatory

Each week we’ll be publishing reflections on sightings from the Observatory. Where possible, we’ll group sightings by theme to provide structure, but it will take a while to get the formulae right. We would welcome feedback to david@relationshipsproject.org

Capturing the spirit of the 10m

Capturing the spirit of the 10m

In brief In this Observatory Sighting, Shift Researcher Leonie Shanks invites us to explore who the 10m community 'volunteers' were who stepped up to support their communities through Covid, and how we can maintain this energy and commitment going forwards. We'll be...

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The thinking around the Observatory

This short blog series shares more about the thinking behind the initiative and dives deeper into some of the issues raised in the Sightings.
Changing for good

Changing for good

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....

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Developing the Framework: An update

Developing the Framework: An update

In brief In July, we published 'Developing the Framework'; an extended blog written by Tony Clements which lays out 10 ways in which local authorities can help community engagement to thrive. In this follow up blog, Tony reflects on the subsequent discussion we hosted...

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