Running over the course of six months in 2020, Talk/together was the UK’s largest ever conversation about what divides us, what unites us and what could help bring us closer together.
In total, nearly 160,000 people took part in Talk/together, including nearly 79,000 responses to our online survey, and tens of thousands more through activities run by partner organisations, online public meetings, stakeholder discussions, written submissions and nationally representative surveys.
This report provides a unique snapshot of the state of the nation and the society we wish to be. What it confirms is that we are a society at a crossroads. We have witnessed a remarkable upsurge in neighbourliness and community spirit, which most of us strongly wish to see continue. Yet, we can see that significant divisions persist and there is the fear that, if not addressed, these have the potential to deepen in future.
Taking the right path will require leadership, but it is also the responsibility of all of us. Together is a unique coalition that has come together with precisely this belief. This report provides us with the foundation on which the coalition will build on going forward.
If you have not already done so, you can join as a partner in the Together coalition. You can do this easily by visiting their website and clicking the ‘Become a partner’ button.
Collectively, they hope to use this as a basis on which to continue to bring people together around moments and events that emphasise what we share in common; to tell a positive story about what unites us; to call for the policy and institutional changes that could help build a less divided society; and to challenge all of us to do more to help build closer, more connected communities.