A reflective blog over the past year from Deborah Alsina MBE, Chief Executive at Independent Age
The government has made a number of changes to try and help the population, public bodies and employers respond to the COVID-19 emergency. This includes changes to benefit rules and the introduction of new legislation (through the Coronavirus Act). The new legislation will be time-limited for 2 years, and the government will review it every 6 months. It covers a wide range of things from new powers to stop public events or gatherings, to measures to reduce obligations on local councils and the NHS.
Key changes in government guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how they might affect your daily life.
We are not able to provide medical advice to individuals, and our responses are based on the latest guidance provided by the government about coronavirus (COVID-19)
For our Home Truths series Patricia shares of her experiences and frustrations over the inequalities in the treatment of people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"It’s disappointing that the Government is producing another of their reports after the rise of Black Lives Matter. Christina shares her thoughts on COVID-19 during this time of heightened awareness of racial inequality."
Staff member Amma shares her thoughts and experiences of COVID-19. She writes that structural racism is contributing to the stark pattern of inequality as identified in NHS and government reports.
For our Home Truths series Margaret Rooke spoke with friends, supporters, volunteers and staff members about their experiences of COVID-19 during this time of heightened awareness of racial inequality. These are their stories.