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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 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.


Ron Jackman, Clarion Housing caretakerA week in the life of Ron Jackman, Clarion Housing caretaker

Ron explains how his job has changed during lockdown and takes us through his week as he continues to work on his estate to keep it clean and hazard-free for residents.


Clarion Futures funding helps Healthy Generations get online

Healthy Generations, a long-time partner of Clarion Futures, is providing online fitness classes and other activities for elderly residents thanks to a grant from our Emergency Support Fund.


MaskRuby’s story

Ruby Glover, a facilities officer at Clarion Housing Group, has been making free masks and scrub bags for NHS staff and key workers to protect themselves during the Covid-19 crisis.


Supporting people into work during the coronavirus outbreak

Clarion Futures’ jobs and training service is still operating, supporting residents into employment by providing one-to-one sessions, job clubs and training courses online and over the phone.


Mert Kaya, Clarion Response team memberMert’s story

Mert Kaya, who works for Clarion Response, has been volunteering at Newham Hospital, using his skills to complete essential works to help increase capacity.