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Coronavirus Stories

During the coronavirus outbreak, our lives have changed in ways we could never have imagined.

But the situation has brought people and communities together, and we’re proud of Clarion staff, residents and partners who have gone the extra mile to support the NHS, be there for neighbours and make sure people have access to the support, advice and guidance they need.

Zoom call Funding from Clarion Futures helps community project adapt to support local people during coronavirus outbreak

Since the coronavirus outbreak hit, Primetime at The Vine has adapted its services to meet the needs of the local community, providing recipe cards and food boxes and facilitating online cookery classes, as well as delivering hot and cold meals to older residents.


Zoom callClarion Futures helps bring joy to families during lockdown

Clarion Futures is supporting a local Cambridgeshire community project called Box of Rainbows which coordinates deliveries of craft boxes for families in Fenland during the coronavirus lockdown.


Zoom callIntergenerational connections before and during coronavirus

During the coronavirus outbreak, our lives have changed in ways we could never have imagined. But despite the challenges, the situation has brought people and communities together.


UK Harvest delivery van and food basketsClarion Futures funding helps UKHarvest deliver food to those in need

UKHarvest collects quality surplus food from a variety of retailers and producers and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to charities


Angela Child,Tenancy Sustainment OfficerSupporting vulnerable residents during lockdown

Angela and the rest of the tenancy sustainment teams are running a countrywide programme to call vulnerable and elderly residents


Zoom call Clarion Futures launches its Pop-Up Lab Series online to combat loneliness and social isolation

Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group, has been working with the design consultancy Liminal Labs to launch an innovation pop-up lab series.


Clair Tony Funding from Clarion Futures helps Mid Surrey Community Fridges project hit the road

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, The Dorking Community Fridge converted their operation overnight to now take referrals from local agencies and partners and deliver food bags to people’s homes.


Tom with maskMother and son use 3D printers to provide free PPE for local key workers

Clarion neighbourhood response officer and her son Tom are working together to provide healthcare workers with essential PPE.p>


Bob SkippResident involved community care

Clarion tenant, Robert Skipp, is a real life example of how residents can make a positive difference to their local community.