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British Future is proud to be a founding member of /Together, a new coalition that everyone is invited to join. It aims to bring people together and bridge divides, to help build a kinder, closer and more connected society.

/Together launched on 5 July 2020, partnering with the NHS on its birthday to bring over 13 million people together in a moment of connection with neighbours and thanks to all those who are helping us get through these difficult times.

The initiative evolved from conversations across civil society, faith, media, sport and culture into a campaign to heal social divides. A Steering Group, chaired by the Archbishop of Canterbury,  includes a range of organisations and individuals from the NHS and ITV to the Scouts, Guides, the British Paralympic Association, trade unions and the CBI.

At the end of July we launched Talk/together, the UK’s biggest-ever conversation about what unites and divides us and what could bring us closer together. Coordinated by British Future, Talk/together comprises:

A final report will be published early in 2021, sharing our findings and launching the next phase of /Together’s work. This will shape the next stages of the campaign, from the participatory events people want to see more of, to policy changes needed to achieve /together’s aims.

For more information see www.together.org.uk

Talk/together hears of divisions and solutions in Northern Ireland

Talk/together hears of divisions and solutions in Northern Ireland Date: 16 October 2020

Sectarian politics, Brexit uncertainty, COVID-19 and economic worries dominated Talk/Together discussions in Northern Ireland.

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Talk/together: Londoners seek to harness new community connections

Talk/together: Londoners seek to harness new community connections Date: 15 October 2020

Londoners remained downbeat about Brexit divides while speaking fondly of a new sense of neighbourliness prompted by the Covid crisis, in our latest Talk/together discussions in the capital.

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Covid divisions top of mind in Yorkshire

Covid divisions top of mind in Yorkshire Date: 15 October 2020

In our first blog from the public and stakeholder conversations taking pace around the country for the Talk/together project, Jill Rutter says COVID-19 still dominates discussion of connection and division in local communities.

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Yorkshire launch for ‘biggest-ever public conversation on social connection’

Yorkshire launch for ‘biggest-ever public conversation on social connection’ Date: 21 September 2020

Talk/together, the UK’s biggest-ever public consultation on what unites and divides our society kicks off in Yorkshire before covering every nation and region of the UK in the coming months.

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ONS study confirms fading Covid unity across society

ONS study confirms fading Covid unity across society Date: 25 August 2020

‘Unity and division in Great Britain,’ a new ONS study, confirms the increased sense of unity under the COVID-19 lockdown is starting to fade.

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Talk/together

Talk/together Date: 6 August 2020

A national conversation about what unites and divides us, and how we can help reconnect with each other.

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Fears of social divisions re-emerging as lockdown unity fades: new research

Fears of social divisions re-emerging as lockdown unity fades: new research Date: 18 June 2020

New research finds an increased sense of unity among the public following the shared experience of COVID-19 – but warns that divisions may be re-emerging as the lockdown eases.

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Thank you /Together

Thank you /Together Date: 10 June 2020

People across the country are being encouraged to come together on 5 July for a shared, national moment of thanks for everyone helping get us through the covid-19 crisis.

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Building a legacy of volunteering after COVID-19

Building a legacy of volunteering after COVID-19 Date: 14 May 2020

Government and charities need to act now to make sure recent volunteering efforts have a lasting legacy, writes Jill Rutter

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