CPAG is working in partnership with the universities of York and Birmingham on a new project called Covid Realities.
The project aims to understand the challenges faced by families living on a low income during the pandemic, to help policymakers make better-informed decisions.
The project is looking to work with parents and carers with children under 19, living on a low income, to document the everyday realities of life during the Coronavirus pandemic. Parents and carers will be able to share their experiences in an online diary, take part in online activities, and participate in virtual workshops. Participants will be able to do as little or as much as they like and they will be completely anonymous. There’s a lot more information about the project on the website.
Can you help reach out to parents and carers in any way? There’s some suggested text below.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the project please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks in advance for your assistance – your support is invaluable in spreading the word about the project.
Text to share with parents and carers:
Are you a parent or carer finding it difficult to make ends meet?
COVID-19 has swept across the globe, causing suffering for millions. But it’s not just the virus that’s the problem…
The lockdown has seen the closure of businesses, local services and schools, causing economic hardship and stress. We know that families living with children face particular challenges, especially when they are on low incomes and cannot access childcare. If you’re one of them, we’d love to hear from you.
We’re a research team from the universities of York and Birmingham, looking for the experiences of families and carers who have children under the age of 19. Leave us a diary entry, audio or video message about how you’re coping. Tell us about your frustrations and worries! Let us know how daily life could be improved for you!
Our aim is to understand the challenges you face, gather evidence of the impact of COVID-19 on families, and help policymakers make better-informed decisions.
If you can help us do that, or would like more information, do get in touch.
More information: http://www.covidrealities.org or email email@example.com