COVID-19 Impact Conversations

Posted: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 08:17

Leicestershire County Council would like to hear about how the pandemic has been for you and your community. The last year has been a really difficult time for people across the County, many of whom have experienced loss of loved ones, uncertainty and stressful change. For some of us, it has also been a time of discovery as we have had to find new ways of keeping happy, new ways of staying in touch with friends and family, and had time to try something different.

Through the County Council website we will soon be encouraging residents to send in their individual stories of the last year. In addition, we plan to hold some informal conversations with groups already linked to the council. These will be held online, for around one hour and with small groups of about ten people – and we can work flexibly to ensure that the sessions are set up in the best possible way for those involved.

We would like to hear about the downs, as well as the ups that your group or community has experienced, of the things that have made you laugh and the things that made you cry. So much is different, and still changing, and we want to know what this has looked and felt like. The conversations might focus on:

  • What has changed the most for your community - for the better or for the worst
  • What you have discovered about yourself and your community over the last year
  • What you look forward to most about life after the pandemic

Where those involved agree, we would like to record the conversation in some way so that your experiences can be stored in the Records Office as an archive of this unique and difficult period for future generations.

If you are part of a group and would like to be involved in the conversations we are running, please email communitiesteam@leics.gov.uk

Tags: Community, Conversations, Engagement, Pandemic