2020 News: Coronavirus

2020 News: Coronavirus

08/04/2021: Rates of lockdown loneliness highest among young people

Young people have been hit hardest by loneliness during the Covid-19 pandemic, official figures have revealed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is mapping the prevalence of loneliness during . . . the health crisis and found that lockdowns, social distancing and restrictions on gatherings has had the biggest impact on 16- to 24-year-olds.
Children and Young People Now

07/04/2021: Schools ‘a lifeline to many students’ in past year’

School staff have been giving clothing, food and furnishings to families that have been struggling financially in the coronavirus pandemic, teachers say. Some pupils have gone to school without winter . . . coats, while others have been worried about having enough to eat, a National Education Union poll suggests. The findings come as the NEU begins its annual conference on Wednesday.
BBC

05/04/2021: LGBT teenagers ‘isolated and lonely’ in pandemic

Schools and families can do more to tackle young LGBT people’s loneliness during the pandemic, a charity says. A survey of more than 1,100 young LGBT people by Just Like Us suggested a higher . . . proportion from Wales felt lonely than anywhere else in the UK. LGBT teenagers who were black, eligible for free school meals and/or have a disability were the worst hit.
BBC



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