We asked for examples of our rural communities pulling together and have been inundated with responses so far! We feature 10 each week, and this week are pleased to feature 10 more!
We have been heartened to read stories from our rural communities, showing that despite the incredible situation we are living in, communities are coming together in amazing ways, to support each other. Many of these initiatives were started before the Government introduced the NHS Volunteer Scheme, as communities recognised a need in their local communities. Read this weeks examples here
Click here for advice from the Local Government Association on working remotely, support on the different types of technology that is available and also how we have found remote working here at RSN!
RSN Member Insights is the place to discover the statistics that define communities within our membership. It is regularly updated with new analyses, In this edition of the 'Spotlight on RSN Member Insights', Dan Worth, our Research and Performance Analyst explores the statistics that point to the potential vulnerabilities that rural communities and residents might be facing in light of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown.
In this edition of Hinterland: Pressure on council spending, care homes and the virus, the way we’re living now, two rural tourism angles at different ends of the spectrum and some sheep applauding the NHS. Read on...
Our Chief Executive, Graham Biggs represents the organisation on the Defra Rural Stakeholder Impact Forum, and over the last week, we have sent out a survey to Economic Development Contacts within Local Authorities to gather information about specific questions DEFRA have about how the rural economy is working currently and whether measures that have been introduced are working effectively. This will be sent out this week to contacts in our Rural Services Partnership group.
We are also linking with the Rural Business Group to gather information from a wide range of Rural Businesses.It's that time of year again for the annual invoices so look out for these in your emails. If you have any queries or need to send us a Purchase Order Number, please firstname.lastname@example.org
While kindness has a part to play in our everyday lives, when we think about public policy (not just what the strategic direction is, but how we implement it) where does kindness feature? Jessica Sellick investigates.
We are working in extraordinary times at the moment, but we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that, at the Rural Services Network, our staff are all working remotely and are still here to provide services to you. More here...