Articles from IPPO

  1. The impact of COVID-19 on people facing homelessness and service provision across Great Britain

    The impact of COVID-19 on people facing homelessness and service provision across Great Britain

    Boobis and Albanese, Crisis (19.11.20) The homelessness response to COVID-19 has seen extraordinary action taken across Great Britain to get everyone into safe accommodation during the pandemic. At the same time, the economic impact of coronavirus is exerting sudden pressure on people already pushed to the brink by low wages and high rents.  Based on survey responses with voluntary sector organisations and in-depth interviews with local authorities across Great Britain, this research tracks the response of services and the changing support needs of people facing homelessness between March and September 2020.

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  2. Expert Reference Group on COVID-19 and Ethnicity: Recommendations to Scottish Government

    Expert Reference Group on COVID-19 and Ethnicity: Recommendations to Scottish Government

    Systemic Issues and Risk: Initial Advice and Recommendations (18.09.20) The Expert Reference Group (ERG) was established by Scottish Government ‘to ensure that we have an accurate understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on minority ethnic and migrant communities in Scotland, and that our policy responses reflect this. There is a need to work on improving existing systems and processes, and analysing what we know, while at the same time looking more fundamentally at how the system itself needs to change.’ This ERG subgroup was specifically asked to consider the following:

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  3. Rapid Evidence Review: Inequalities in relation to COVID-19 and their effects on London

    Rapid Evidence Review: Inequalities in relation to COVID-19 and their effects on London

    Nazroo et al, Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (01.10.20) The Greater London Authority (GLA) commissioned the University of Manchester to conduct a rapid evidence review to document and understand the impact of COVID-19 (in terms of both health and the broader impacts on existing social and economic inequalities) on those with protected characteristics, as well as those living in poorer, or more precarious, socioeconomic circumstances, paying particular attention to its effect in London. This report provides the outcomes of that review, as well as a series of recommendations, which are...

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  4. Care Home Voices: A snapshot of life in care homes in Wales during COVID-19

    Care Home Voices: A snapshot of life in care homes in Wales during COVID-19

    Older People’s Commissioner for Wales This report is based on more than 120 responses (received between 14 May and 5 June 2020) from older people, their families and friends and care home staff to a series of questions about their experiences during lockdown, the issues and challenges they have faced, and the changes and improvements they would like to see. Responses were shared via an online form, over the telephone, by email and by letter. Engagement sessions were also arranged with a small number of care home residents in care homes in...

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