Community Response to Covid-19 Lockdown: Community Connectors Group Makes Connections Between Neighbours

Dr Julie Ridley, member of the Community Connectors Group and UCLan researcher has written the following story for Podio Preston about the community response to Covid-19 in the Broadgate and Hartington / Christchurch Community. The Community Connectors Response to Covid-19 ‘’At the start of lockdown, individual residents in the south of the City organised support…

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Podio Preston: Community Heroes

We previously asked for nominations of people who our readers felt are doing exceptional things to help others during this particularly difficult time. Nominees could be doing something as simple as being a ‘phone buddy’, conducting online classes to share skills or they could be working on the front line with key workers who are…

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Podio Magazine: A digital shift

Podio Magazine recently announced that it would not be publishing a printed Podio Preston magazine until further notice, owing to the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, that is not to say that articles and celebratory news stories are not still continuously being created and added to www.podiomagazine.com.   Podio’s diverse, local, volunteers have been determined to continue…

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Nominate Your Community Hero

As I am sure you are aware, everything has changed significantly over the past few weeks due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Non-essential shops, pubs and restaurants have closed, many of us are working from home or not even working at all and in one way or another, we are all feeling impacted by this devastating…