Joy Mhonda
I live in a part of London that ranks pretty high on the index of multiple deprivation, but what we lack in wealth, we make up for in community spirit. I am on first-name terms with many of my neighbours, and to those I have not had the pleasure to meet with formally, I offer an effusive 'hello'. I am not unique in this regard: NatCen’s report on local communities shows that 83% of the British population greet their neighbours at least once a week, with only 2% saying they never offer greetings.

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Tags: NHS, community, crisis, neighbourhoods, volunteering