Welfare and equalities

Poverty and inequality are financial challenges for local authorities and threaten the cohesion of their communities.

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Swift Read: Covid-19- insights into the issues affecting people living in Scotland

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and similar organisations have been researching the lasting impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. This Swift Read outlines how individual households will deal with the long-term welfare, health, employment and other issues created and magnified by Covid-19.

Scotland Briefing
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We’re all in the same storm, but not in the same boat: the long-lasting health equity impacts of Covid-19

Recent research, including the latest Public Health England report, shows that more deprived communities face additional hazards that put them at risk of catching the virus or dying from the effects of the pandemic. In this briefing, we offer policy recommendations for local governments and communities to come out of Covid-19 healthier and fairer.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Covid-19 and the youth service

The latest report by the National Youth Agency, the UK’s leading youth charity and voice for young people and youth work, highlights the scale and prevalence of young people’s needs that are amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic. This briefing also looks at other reports on the experiences of youth during the lockdown.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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The gender effect: Covid-19 and the impact on women

Although everyone is affected by Covid-19, women’s experiences of the pandemic and lockdown can be significantly different to men’s. Policy makers at national and local level need to listen to women and ensure that policies meet their specific challenges, or the pandemic may exacerbate existing gender inequalities.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing
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Swift Read: Measuring poverty

The Social Metrics Commission (SMC) produces an annual measure of poverty for the UK. This briefing discusses the impact of Covid-19 on the already insurmountable challenge faced by governments to solve the problems around child poverty and inequality.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Housing and Covid-19

Rough sleepers have moved into hotels, evictions are banned and house building is subject to social distancing. So what exactly has happened so far, and what are the main issues as the lockdown eases? We also consider what lasting changes the pandemic may bring about.  

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Health inequalities after Covid-19: challenges and opportunities

Covid-19 is shining a light on our society, and a prominent theme has been health inequalities. Social determinants like poverty, educational opportunities, worklessness and poor housing are interlinked and have a negative impact on health. This briefing considers emerging trends on health inequalities in the progress of the virus.

England & Wales, Global Briefing