Daily Communal Restaurants can bring communities back together, stronger than ever, improving lives, ending poverty

ABSTRACT: A network of autonomous Daily Communal Restaurants (DCRs) serving bulk-cooked, affordable, nutritious food would cultivate deep community spirit and generate far-reaching benefits. 2020 brought us widespread isolation, atomisation and disunity. To capitalise on a common urge to make up for lost time and repair wounds, DCRs can bring people together by recreating long-lost communityContinue reading “Daily Communal Restaurants can bring communities back together, stronger than ever, improving lives, ending poverty”

Improving the way that GPs operate and building up a comprehensive health database.

GPs have extended the use of triage and phone and video consultations during the pandemic. I assume that, in the same way as different drugs were trialled to see which worked best to counteract the disease, these different practices are being evaluated to see what woks best for which patients and which diagnoses. There hasContinue reading “Improving the way that GPs operate and building up a comprehensive health database.”

From Pandemic to Academic

The problem of rapidly increasing unemployment for those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and with reduced opportunities due to a lack of academic qualifications, is one of the key consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic. “From Pandemic to Academic,” would offer those who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, access a short, intense Bridging ModuleContinue reading “From Pandemic to Academic”

Solutions to increase employment opportunities for the younger generation post-covid.

This issue is extremely complex so can’t be solved by just one approach; therefore, I suggest that several ideas and proposals are needed to meet the overall solution. The aim is to encourage employers to employ more young people, by creating new opportunities and upskilling candidates, improving their future career prospects and employment chances inContinue reading “Solutions to increase employment opportunities for the younger generation post-covid.”

Support bubbles transformed into Social Assets: for enhanced post-COVID recovery and effective response to emergency

1. Challenges The COVID-19 brought us the following challenges. First, in the psychological aspect, social isolation and loneliness lead to increased rates of mental illness overall, and especially among youngsters and women [1]. Second, in the social aspect, the UK suffered from a devastating loss of charity funds with many organizations having to close downContinue reading “Support bubbles transformed into Social Assets: for enhanced post-COVID recovery and effective response to emergency”

Loneliness and the divided society – let’s tackle it together.

The problem I would like to fix is one of abject loneliness felt among certain groups in society. There has been a loneliness pandemic in the UK long before COVID-19. This is a hidden disease which is debilitating in itself but can also give rise to physical health problems and shorten lives. Among some peopleContinue reading “Loneliness and the divided society – let’s tackle it together.”

Motivating the overweight to want to lose weight

Summary The UK has a weight problem, and it is no coincidence that we top the tables on deaths per million for Covid. Add to this the overall cost of obesity to wider society at £27 billion, it is a problem that needs fixing. The root of the issue is motivation. Unless an overweight personContinue reading “Motivating the overweight to want to lose weight”

Ignite English in the classroom

The teaching of English at secondary school has a content problem: students think they speak it well enough on arrival and, nowadays, don’t bother reading it much because there is always a screen around. Writing by hand is a drag. If we teachers don’t beef up our offer then some demagogue is going to takeContinue reading “Ignite English in the classroom”