I'm supporting Child Poverty Action Group’s contribution to the project – bringing evidence from our Early Warning System and data analysis to help build a picture of what has been happening to families during the pandemic and in its aftermath. I live in North London with my partner and new puppy, Felix the wire-haired dachshund. My two kids have grown up and left home, but I’m happy they are still nearby. Lockdown has been tough – I’ve been shielding so I’ve missed family and friends and contact with the outside world.
During the Covid-19 pandemic we have all been in the same storm, but we are not all in the same boat. As someone who grew up in poverty, I believe it’s important to listen to people’s experiences of how their lives have been affected by the pandemic and its response. I hope the project will help us do just that.