Posts Tagged: lockdown

How the differential treatment of religious festivals in the pandemic response reflects the disadvantage in society

How the differential treatment of religious festivals in the pandemic response reflects the disadvantage in society

Contrasts in how religious festivals have been perceived in the COVID-19 response show us society’s entrenched hierarchy of religions. Most people will likely have come across reports in the news about various changes in lockdown measures in response to COVID-19 and debates about the timing of these changes. What some people may not have realised …

JAN Trust, a charity working during COVID-19

JAN Trust, a charity working during COVID-19

JAN Trust has been supporting marginalised women since 1989. In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic really changed the way we had previously been working. Our face to face community support had to evolve to accommodate the new lockdown rules  while also ensuring  that our beneficiaries would stay safe. The pandemic has been a challenging time for …

Covid-19 and the mental health crisis: Was this inevitable?

Covid-19 and the mental health crisis: Was this inevitable?

The UK government’s action – or lack of – has undeniably exacerbated the mental health crisis. This mental health crisis will not be rendered invisible any longer.  Covid-19 has devastated our mental health. Feelings of uncertainty, isolation, fear, anxiety, and loneliness heightened as the UK headed into a second national lockdown in early November. As …

COVID-19 and the Childcare Crisis.

COVID-19 and the Childcare Crisis.

The UK’s extensive childcare crisis amidst the pandemic has had disproportionate social and economic impacts on working mothers. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact everyone, a shocking survey by the Campaign Group ‘Pregnant Then Screwed’ highlights that working mothers and pregnant women are being overlooked and their realities ignored in the government’s response to …

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

Isolation at home has reportedly led to an epidemic of domestic abuse, yet the Government’s response fails to protect those survivors most vulnerable in society. Abuse in isolation Throughout the UK, a surge in the reported cases of domestic abuse has taken place during the past few months of isolation. Many have found themselves trapped …

JAN Trust keeps supporting minority women through the pandemic

Demand for the support and guidance that JAN Trust offers has increased as a result of COVID-19 and lockdown. We understand that the effects of the pandemic are far-reaching, and do not only include health-related or economic trouble. We are committed to supporting our beneficiaries in these difficult times.  Lockdown has prevented many from leaving …

COVID-19 and the Privilege of Productivity

Remote work does not look the same for everyone. The ability to focus is tied to societal privilege on a larger scale. Embed from Getty Images Working from home – a blessing and a curse These past two months, many non-essential workers have had to adapt to working and studying from home to adhere to …

Loneliness Awareness Week: the struggles of the isolated and marginalised

On Loneliness Awareness Week, let’s remember the challenges of those for whom this is more than just a campaign. This week (15th-19th June) is Loneliness Awareness Week, with a focus on increasing the conversation surrounding loneliness. Participate in this discussion on social media by using the hashtag #LetsTalkLoneliness to remove barriers against discussing our struggles. …

How Individual Governments’ Handling of COVID-19 has Led to a Spike in Hate Crimes and Speech.

Now, more than ever the residents of every country are giving their trust up to their government and looking to them for guidance and answers. However, these uncertain times also allow governments to target marginalised communities as scapegoats. This discriminatory agenda spreads a virus all of its own amongst an already vulnerable group that must …