- The pandemic has meant human need and suffering has exploded. The potential rupture of civility and unravelling of society is very real.
- People are living in insular bubbles due to a physical limitation of interactions and a retreat into technology. This has implications on mental health and well-being with increased loneliness, anxiety and depression. A bubble world connected through technology has increased inequality, depending on where one lives in the world.
- Inequality has also been exacerbated as the health crisis has impacted marginalised groups to a greater extent. Access to technology has further increased inequality as a tool of communication and home schooling.
- The pandemic has also created divisions between people regarding people who obey lockdown rules and those who don’t, this has brought up the issue of trust.
- However, the pandemic has also generated the need for self reliance, resilient communities and efforts to build a shared sense of community out of wish, rather than need.
- There has also been more of an appreciation of the ‘local’, a sense of community and the simpler things in life.
Social Fabric and Structure
Summary of the Social Fabric and Structure discussion from the previous consultation in January 2021
What are your thoughts on this topic? What do you think the solutions to this topic are as we move out of the pandemic?
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