We are all sharing the experience of the storm caused by COVID-19 and the lockdown, but it is increasingly clear we are not all in the same boat. Some are being buffeted but remain fundamentally secure, yet it is clear that some groups are at risk of being financially overwhelmed.
The Joint Public Issues Team and Church Action on Poverty have started an ongoing programme of research with churches and local charities. Through surveys and regular focus group conversations we are aiming to understand the impacts being seen seeing on the ground.
Briefing – May 2020
This briefing provides a short snapshot of our findings, putting churches’ experiences in the rapidly developing wider context, and offering a context for thinking about what happens next.