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.
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.
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.
During the coronavirus crisis, food access and food poverty have been urgent issues for local authorities across the UK. This swift read addresses how local authorities might consider informing their approach to food in the future.
Rebecca Spillane, National Co-ordinator for the Local Child Poverty Action Reports, at the Improvement Service writes about continuing engagement with vulnerable groups amid pandemic lockdown.
People who are homeless, or threatened with losing their home, are receiving more help due to the Homelessness Reduction Act. We mark two years of the act by looking at a range of data, including findings by two homelessness charities, to assess what has been achieved since 2018.
Black and minority ethnic people and the poor are dying in disproportionate numbers from Covid-19. As the evidence mounts by the day will this pandemic mark a sea change in policy to tackle health inequalities in the future?
The Improvement Service have just published a report on the impacts of Covid-19 on children and young people. Rebecca Spillane, National Co-ordinator of Local Child Poverty Action Reports at IS, introduces this report and confirms local authorities need to be at the heart of the response.
Earlier this week we published a briefing on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on smaller charities. Julia Clark, Director of Engagement at the Encephalitis Society got in touch to give us first hand account of the situation for one small charity.
This briefing looks at the role of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.