Submission of evidence on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19, and the UK government response, on people with disabilities: Follow up
Professor Angie Hart and Mirika Flegg, with contributions from Dr Suna Eryigit-Madzwamuse, Rosie Gordon, Caroline Beswick, Vicki Dunham, Pauline Wigglesworth, Anne Rathbone, and Dr Becky Heaver – Centre of Resilience for Social Justice at the University of Brighton, Boingboing, Blackpool HeadStart and the Resilience Revolution
On the 30th April 2020 a group of us collectively submitted evidence on the ‘On the disproportionate impact of COVID-19, and the UK government response, on people with disabilities’. This was accepted by The Women and Equalities Committee’s Inquiry: Unequal impact: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the impact on people with protected characteristics. We continued to discuss and challenge unequal impacts with our wider Resilience Revolution family. Some of us also supported young people to make their own submission on ‘The Economic Impact of Covid-19 on Young People.’
Fast forward to mid-September… We knew the 6 monthly review of the Coronavirus Act would be taking place and that the Inquiry was to run parallel to these reviews. We had seen some great progress following on from our previous submission around disability. We felt that some things could be done better. The Inquiry also stated they would continue to accept evidence “as the Committee will continue to review the situation and scrutinise the Government.” So we sent a follow up on the 21st September, 2020. Sadly, submissions are no longer being accepted. We are publishing here what we intended to submit, because we think the content is really important. If you think the same, please share it with your MP!
Supporting children and young people’s mental health: A guide for schools using a resilience based approach, and Supporting children and young people’s mental health during Covid-19 pandemic: A supplementary section.
Youth activism in Newham; reflections on a co-produced research project undertaken during a global health pandemic
In this blog Ishrat and Amanda share their reflections on taking part in co-produced research working alongside co-research teams in Blackpool, Cornwall, Newham and Brighton as part of the wider ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’ research project.
In this submission to The House of Lords a group of academics, students, practitioners, parents/carers and young people working as and with disadvantaged communities share their thoughts on whether progress has been made by Government in its ambition to improve children and young people’s mental health provision.
In this submission to The House of Lords a bunch of us with different experiences shared our thoughts around how individuals and groups can better access online environments. We suggested the government may potentially help people access the digital world by improving digital inclusivity, accessibility, and data accountability.
In this blog the co-leaders of the Resilience Revolution’s pilot in Blackpool share news about how things are going with the exciting new ‘Nothing about us without us’ project that a group of us including Boingboing, Brighton Uni and the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice (CRSJ) were lucky enough to win funding for in September 2020.
In this submission we outline and discuss the economic impact of Covid-19 on young people in Blackpool and provide recommendations for immediate and long-term interventions.
This blog by Mental Health Nursing Lecturer and PhD student Lucy Colwell describes how the social enterprise Eggtooth has used the Noble Truths of the Resilience Framework to guide their response to the pandemic context.
This blog is co-authored by Charlotte, 24 and Caitlin, 20 who teamed up with Nathan from the Resilience Revolution in Blackpool to share experiences and perspectives of being a care leaver in the pandemic.
Throw together Fashion Communication students, a CRSJ PhD student, youth and adult co-leaders from the Resilience Revolution in Blackpool, craft materials, social justice inspiring publications and…. oh yeah, a Global Pandemic, and what do you get?
Bu yazı ile Kovid-19 pandemi döneminde psikolojik danışma alanında yılmazlık bakış açısı ile bir durum değerlendirmesi yapmayı hedefledik. [This blog (in Turkish) discusses family resilience as an example of systems approach and a way of strengthening communities in the current context of Covid-19.]
Schools and colleges need to create systems which are flexible and responsive to changing guidance and meet the need of everyone in the community. The crisis has demonstrated schools’ central role in the community as well as the rich depth of education they provide including and beyond the curriculum.
Many of our readers will be thinking about how to ensure that children return to a resilient school environment this summer. A resilient climate in school comes from involvement of everyone in the community.