COVID 19

Rich Corrigan and Mark Winter Dogeatcog

Invest in creativity: Dogeatcog on how the arts helps causes

The ongoing effects of COVID-19 have thrown Britain into what’s being touted as a “cultural catastrophe”. According to findings from Oxford Economics, more than 400,000 creative jobs could be at risk, with the UK’s creative industries set to lose £1.5 billion a week in revenue. The impact may be devastating, but one York-based design agency […]

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Universal Credit Algorithm Pushing People into Poverty

The United Kingdom government’s rigid insistence on automating Universal Credit threatens the rights of people most at risk of poverty, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. A comprehensive redesign of how the government calculates the social security benefit is urgently needed to restore people’s rights to a decent standard of living, particularly as they

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Covid-19 effect on human rights

COVID-19 restrictions and the effect on human rights

As the nation tries to adapt to co-existing with the COVID-19 pandemic, questions continue to rise about the human rights implications of restrictions on people’s lives. Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Chief Executive, Rebecca Hilsenrath, advises, “We are walking a tightrope. We need to find the balance between saving lives from coronavirus, and allowing people

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BPS calls for urgent action to protect young people’s futures

The British Psychological Society (BPS) is today warning that failing to take action to provide psychological support for young people could have widespread, long-term implications for society, as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to bite into learning, training and employment opportunities. Urgent interventions are needed to support the mental health and wellbeing of

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Can You Make A Difference When Remote Working?

For organisations all over the globe, many of us have been forced into remote working, whether we like it or not. While some organisations already embraced remote working to varying degrees, for many, it has been a significant change and a huge disruption to daily operations. Despite this, it isn’t without its silver lining. For

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Deafblind UK

Deafblind UK Urges Sensory Impairment Awareness During COVID-19

In the UK alone, approximately 400,000 people are affected by combined sight and hearing loss. Without these vital senses, these people rely on their sense of touch and the goodwill of others. The mission of Deafblind UK is to help as many of these people as possible. The charity has 4,000 members on the books,

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National Emergencies Trust

National Emergencies Trust Launches Coronavirus Appeal

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has launched an appeal to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Following a string of national emergencies from terror attacks to Grenfell, the Charity Commission decided to bring people together from the charity sector in an attempt to find a better way to respond to national emergencies. This, in

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