People need to feel part of their community and many want to offer their time, skills and connections
Community spirit connects people, makes them happy and improves well-being. There are many activities and social groups that bring people together and although many of these are at ‘grassroots’ level, there are examples of these resulting in communities coming together for a common cause such as businesses being set up or land being taken on.
“Having family and friends close by was seen as good for social well-being”
“People taking part in cultural activities felt it was important to keep them going for their own well-being”
“The increase in digitalisation means more people spending time indoors and not knowing their neighbours so well”