Families living on a low income are profoundly disadvantaged and Covid-19 has only made this worse. Since April 2020, the Covid Realities research programme has documented the everyday experiences of families on a low income with children during the pandemic. What these experiences show is that our social security system and wider public services are failing to provide families on low incomes with adequate support.
In this webinar, we launch our final report and present key findings from Covid Realities, emphasising how the collaborative approach we have taken means our recommendations reflect and are grounded in the needs of families living on a low income.
After an introduction from Alex Beer (Programme Head, Welfare, Nuffield Foundation) we hear from participants Caroline and Jo, and researchers from Covid Realities (Jim Kaufman, Rosalie Warnock, and Kayleigh Garthwaite), with responses from Donna Ward (Director of Children, Families and Disadvantage, DWP), and Hannah Aldridge (Head of Policy, Child Poverty Action Group).
The webinar was chaired by Anela Anwar, Chief Executive of Z2K.