Community, connection and Covid-19: how community hubs support cohesion and collaboration in tough times

Musicians perform outdoor concert to the community

Community hubs are an important element of social infrastructure, but, as physical meeting spaces, they have experienced huge challenges during the pandemic. Using Acton Gardens Community Centre as a case study, we reflect on the role of community hubs in typical times’, and ask how they can continue to support communities as we navigate the ‘new normal’.

Social Value in South Acton

Public space at Acton Gardens

On 25 April, we visited South Acton to learn how Countryside Properties and L&Q are maximising social value in a major estate regeneration scheme.