Learning Exchanges – for community response and recovery

Here is the final report of the Covid Responder’s Learning Exchanges funded by Awards for All, National Lottery. We really hope it’s a useful read…

Final Report – Learning Exchanges for Covid Response & Recovery – funded by Awards For All



All One Collective & Lab will be holding a programme of Learning Exchanges funded by the National Lottery aimed at workers and volunteers that have continued to support local communities during Covid-19 over the last year.

Dates: April 20th, 27th; May 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10-12.00

Format: Zoom

It has been a really hard time for people and organisations directly supporting communities and yet so many have gone above and beyond to meet the wide range of needs identified whether supporting people with food parcels, collecting prescriptions, digital access and knowledge, company and fun activities, adult education, training and employment support and on and on.

We would like to provide a space to reflect on your learning from the last year. To do this we will providing some great speakers as a stimulus for some small group discussions.

You can some to as many sessions that you think are relevant to you and anybody working or volunteering with communities is welcome.

To book on a session, please go to the following Eventbrite link:


The sessions are as follows:

  • April 20th: Partnership – how we can maximise our reach and impact through effective partnerships?

Speaker: Jayne Leech, VSI Alliance

  • April 27th: Working with the public sector – how can we work more effectively with the public sector ?

Speakers: Sian Rogers

  • May 4th: Using the arts to promote positive mental health – case-study Verd De Gris

Speaker: Jeff Turner, Verd De Gris

  • May 11th: Health Inequalities – what are the indicators of health inequalities, what have we learned through Covid-19?

Speaker: Jo Bibby, Health Foundation

  • May 18th: Active Citizenship during the pandemic, what does it look like locally and globally?

Speakers: Adelle A’asante  Lightup BAHC; Jan Lymer Calder Community Cares & Active Citizen’s Bangladesh

  • May 25th: Community recovery – what has Covid taught us and what do our communities need going forward?

Speaker: Dr Kaya Davies Hayon, Belong Network