Local Story: An interactive resource celebrating resilience and stories from communities across Wakefield District in relation to Covid-19 and ideas for a greener, healthier future


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Local Story Wakefield: The Poem


One to One Development Trust devised this two-minute film as a trailer for the Local Story archive. The Local Story Poem/Film captures all that is special about working in communities and with people who care. Thank you to The Old Quarry Adventure Playground and Matt Abbott for helping us make it.

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Grassroot Stories


Enjoy an insight into some of the amazing personal stories and creative responses from local people during Covid-19, from helping support the NHS, to cooking, creating murals, or running groups to help people with their mental health.

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Community Hubs


A coordinated support network was quickly set up on announcement of the pandemic to ensure people in communities were supported. Check out the interactive map to find out more about the Community Hub and how to volunteer.

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Organisations Response


Many local organisations and groups have actively responded to new challenges facing people because of Covid-19. The interactive map and stories show the resilience of the voluntary sector in the District.

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A Greener Future


During the pandemic, the environment became very important for many people.. Now is an opportunity to embrace a greener and healthier environment in Wakefield. Find out about local initiatives and get ideas on small steps and fun activities you can do to help the environment.

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Public Health Annual Report


Local Story is the 2020 Annual Report from Anna Hartley, Director of Public Health, Wakefield District. It's an evolving online project documenting community response to the Covid-19 situation until March 2021. Previous Public Health Annual Reports are available here.

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