The All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration (APPG) decided to hold a two-part inquiry about social connection during the COVID-19 crisis. The APPG put out a call for written evidence, supplemented by three online evidence sessions held in mid-April 2020.
Questions that the first part of the inquiry looked at included:
What issues has the COVID-19 crisis raised in relation to social connection and integration?
Who is at risk of social isolation?
What challenges have been encountered in working to reach and support socially isolated groups?
Is there best practice that could be shared with others working in similar situations?
What should the Government be doing to support practitioners in their work to reach and support socially isolated groups?
What support would be useful from other relevant groups such as councils, the NHS and other civil society bodies?