Community

Val and Nigel Elvin united their neighbours with a simple WhatsApp group in Coventry. From leaving unexpected surprises on doorsteps to birthday parties, repainting street signs, shopping for self-isolators, planting flowers and arranging a coffee van.
Share My Home is a national provider that matches older people with compatible younger companions for the mutual benefits of shared living. Giving older people a social lifeline and an affordable way to remain living well at home.
Depher Plumbing is an emergency plumbing and heating repairs service. After observing a person being short changed for their repairs, this plumber decided to become a non-profit and help the most vulnerable and needy. Most of his customers don’t even know that the service will be free, until after the job’s done.
Ben Berman had leftover dough from what was supposed to be a gathering of friends. But with the pandemic raging, the party was cancelled and he started making pizza to give away instead. Now he’s made countless pizzas and lowered them to people on the street below - all he asks is that they consider donating to a chosen hunger relief charity.
NHS workers tell HuffPost UK what it was like to get vaccinated – and why people from BAME communities should too.
After the deadly insurrection of the US Capitol carried out by pro-Trump supporters, a group of veterans helped to clean the streets of Washington, D.C. and remove the marks left by the hatred and violence of January 6th. The effort was organised by the non-profit group Continue to Serve, a group of military veterans who support social justice causes including Black Lives Matter, voter safety and immigration.
Specialist agency MMC has been contacting communities to tackle misinformation and coronavirus vaccine hesitancy.
Melissa Gillen has been using her mind coaching skills to help support her community, getting people together to take walks and this Christmas has been delivering food hampers to members of the community who’ve been nominated by others.
“This Santa wears his turban with pride.. and the white beard I have already got."