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Community shop shows innovation and adaptability to keep serving amid Covid-19

2020-07-02T16:58:50+00:00

As the national lockdown closed the doors of businesses across the country, one newly opened rural community shop in East Yorkshire showed innovation and adaptability to remain open and provide community spirit and vital supplies to those who needed them more than ever.

Community shop shows innovation and adaptability to keep serving amid Covid-192020-07-02T16:58:50+00:00

Community spirit powers lockdown emergency delivery service

2020-06-24T12:48:55+00:00

Across the country community businesses have been proving their ability to innovate and be adaptable during the Covid-19 lockdown. Here is the story of a Shropshire community shop which helped the most vulnerable people keep connected and supplied over the twelve weeks that the shop had to close its doors.

Community spirit powers lockdown emergency delivery service2020-06-24T12:48:55+00:00

The community that opened its own ‘crisis community shop’

2020-06-24T12:46:00+00:00

Community shops can sometimes take months, even years, to go from the initial idea to opening the doors. But in Brent Knoll, Somerset, when the coronavirus crisis struck the community decided they needed the shop immediately - and managed to open their 'emergency shop' shop in days.

The community that opened its own ‘crisis community shop’2020-06-24T12:46:00+00:00

James Alcock: There is always more we can do to tackle loneliness

2020-06-23T11:29:38+00:00

Plunektt Foundation chief executive James Alcock marks Loneliness Awareness Week 2020 by considering what more can be done at this time to help those experiencing loneliness.

James Alcock: There is always more we can do to tackle loneliness2020-06-23T11:29:38+00:00

James Hopkins: Supporting community businesses in East Anglia

2020-06-15T10:22:39+00:00

James Hopkins, Executive Chairman of award winning winning East Anglian home builder Hopkins Homes, explains why it is more important than ever to support rural community businesses through the new Hopkins Plunkett Communities Scheme.

James Hopkins: Supporting community businesses in East Anglia2020-06-15T10:22:39+00:00

New Programme of Support Now Available in East Anglia

2020-06-15T10:22:10+00:00

Together Hopkins and Plunkett are responding to the current crisis and supporting community businesses across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and rural Essex to recover and thrive during the Covid-19 lockdown.

New Programme of Support Now Available in East Anglia2020-06-15T10:22:10+00:00

Volunteers Week 2020: We must harness the energy and spirit of this new surge in volunteering

2020-06-05T17:26:38+00:00

Plunkett's Chief Executive James Alcock calls for the renewed energy and spirit of volunteering seen amid the Covid-19 crisis to be harnessed for the future.

Volunteers Week 2020: We must harness the energy and spirit of this new surge in volunteering2020-06-05T17:26:38+00:00