We are all sharing the experience of the storm caused by COVID-19 and the lockdown, but it is increasingly clear we are not all in the same boat. Some are being buffeted but remain fundamentally secure, yet it is clear that some groups are at risk of being financially overwhelmed.
The Joint Public Issues Team and Church Action on Poverty have started an ongoing programme of research with churches and local charities. Through surveys and regular focus group conversations we are aiming to understand the impacts being seen seeing on the ground during COVID-19, by those trapped in poverty.
Here we highlight some of the key findings of the research. Click on the area to find out more about the discoveries the report makes.
Briefing – May 2020
This briefing provides a short snapshot of our findings, putting churches’ experiences in the rapidly developing wider context, and offering a context for thinking about what happens next.
Insights into the Social Impact of COVID-19 – Briefing
Full Report – May 2020
You can read the full analysis of the research, as conducted in April 2020, in the following report.
The impact of Covid-19 on women who sell sex or are sexually exploited
During research for Gleanings, one story that stood out was about women who sell sex or are sexually exploited and the unique impact of the pandemic on this group.
Working with Beyond the Streets, a charity supporting women who sell sex or are sexually exploited, the Joint Public Issues Team have put together a research report on the effects of Covid-19 on women who sell sex or are sexually exploited.