Creative industries have been decimated by the impact of coronavirus, with theatres forced to close, live music cancelled and tours cut short, writes Katie Willy.
katiewilly, Author at NewStart
Questions remain about what support will be available in the future. And more importantly, will the predicted economic downturn will lead to more people losing their homes and push already-stretched services to breaking point?
'However, it is imperative that that appropriate long-term accommodation and support funding are in place as soon as possible for everyone who needs it, to give the individuals a sense of security and trust, and enable them to recover and move on with their lives.’
'Though prisons have largely been overlooked in the pandemic, the mental health toll for young people will be felt way beyond the lifting of restrictions in prison.’
‘It’s vital that our education system gives everyone an understanding of the challenges we face, but more importantly, prepares tomorrows workforce with knowledge and skills to develop solutions for a sustainable future.’
A spectrum of charities, offering support on a wide range of issues, describe patterns which are clearly reflected in the ONS’ latest findings.