I run the Early Warning System (EWS) for Child Poverty Action Group, which gathers real case studies to show how social security changes affect people’s lives.I grew up in poverty and eventually qualified as a legal aid solicitor. In my career, I've supported people from all backgrounds who are going through the benefits system, and now I'm trying to change the system for the better. I live in North London, with my fiancé and baby daughter. Lockdown has been a bit of a blessing for me as I've been able to remain close to my daughter whilst working from home (with the help of amazing grandmas!) I hope Covid Realities will persuade decision makers to consider evidence-led solutions to poverty, particularly in light of the challenges faced by so many during the COVID-19 pandemic.