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The long-term impact of the pandemic on parents and families

Inquiry

The combination of school closures, reduced opportunities for social and leisure activities outside of the home and, for some, home working or furlough has meant that for many people the last year has been an intense period of spending much more time inside the home with immediate family. People’s experiences have varied greatly depending on their personal circumstances: while there have been positive aspects of this for some, others have found themselves trapped in unsuitable accommodation, at risk from violent family members, unable to access the services and support they normally rely on. Mothers and single parents have also been more likely to lose their jobs, and are more likely to be working in sectors at risk of further job losses, raising concerns about more families living in poverty and a greater gender divide in employment. The Committee wants to explore the potential long-term impacts of these issues on parents and families, and what action the UK Government should take to mitigate these.

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25 May 2021
Inquiry The long-term impact of the pandemic on parents and families
Witnesses Laura Dewar (Policy and Research Lead at Gingerbread), Megan Jarvie (Head of Coram Family and Childcare at Coram Family and Childcare), Simon Kelleher (Head of Policy and Influencing at Working Families), and Molly Mayer (Senior Research and Policy Officer at Fawcett Society)
Committees COVID-19 Committee
Oral Evidence
27 April 2021
Inquiry The long-term impact of the pandemic on parents and families
Witnesses Baroness Blake of Leeds (Chair, Children and Young People's Board at Local Government Association), Chloe Darlington (Policy and Communications Manager at Children England), Lucy Hadley (Head of Policy and Campaigns at Women's Aid), and Paula Lavis (Policy Manager at NHS Confederation (Mental Health Network))
Committees COVID-19 Committee
Oral Evidence
20 April 2021
Inquiry The long-term impact of the pandemic on parents and families
Witnesses Mr Jabeer Butt (Chief Executive at Race Equality Foundation), Sally Hogg (Head of Policy and Campaigning at Parent-Infant Foundation), David Holmes (Chief Executive at Family Action), and Jane Williams (CEO Founder at The Magpie Project)
Committees COVID-19 Committee
Oral Evidence
CPF0005 - The long-term impact of the pandemic on parents and families
Witnesses Early Years Alliance
Committees COVID-19 Committee
Written Evidence
CPF0006 - The long-term impact of the pandemic on parents and families
Witnesses Fawcett Society
Committees COVID-19 Committee
Written Evidence
CPF0007 - The long-term impact of the pandemic on parents and families
Witnesses Ask Research
Committees COVID-19 Committee
Written Evidence

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