COVID-19 has brought huge changes to all our lives, but inequalities mean that some people have been hit even harder than others.
That’s why we’re calling for all of us to Stay Alert to Justice during the pandemic, and beyond.
Find out ways you can Stay Alert to Justice:
Stay Alert to Poverty
We are all sharing the experience of the storm caused by COVID-19 and the lockdown, but it is clear we are not all in the same boat. JPIT and Church Action on Poverty have joined together to research how those at risk of poverty are being affected by COVID-19.
Our report ‘Gleanings: Listening and Learning to Poverty Under Lockdown’ explores some of the key groups at greater risk.
Asylum Seekers currently receive £37 per week in support. During normal times, this isn’t enough to live on. During a pandemic, this is dangerous. That’s why we’re joining with Refugee Action to call for asylum support to be raised by £20 – and we need you to join us.
Millions of people in the UK are relying on extra support during the pandemic. The government have poured more money into Universal Credit and other schemes, but there are still lots of people going without, and charities are forced to pick up the pieces. If you’ve got a story to share about the five-week wait for Universal Credit, could you share it with the Trussell Trust?
Stay Alert to Debt
As the pandemic spreads to the poorest countries in the world, fewer resources and funds will mean that the support we’ve seen at home won’t be possible for these communities. That’s why charities and organisations around the world are calling for a debt jubilee for poorer countries.
Stay Alert to Peace
Join the call for a Global Ceasefire, to relive the burden on communities in conflict and enable them to respond to COVID-19.