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Its Challenge Poverty week – today we want to share some of the lived experiences of people right here in North Ayrshire during the Covid 19 Lockdown working to challenge poverty through this time. We have some case studies and question and answer with lots of these thoughts.
The pandemic and the associated lockdown has been a difficult time for many, and we know that the impact has not been felt equally. We also know that the effects will not be short lived. However, during this time, we have also seen inspiring efforts within North Ayrshire’s communities – volunteers stepping forward, neighbours reconnecting with one another, organisations working together to tackle access to food, loneliness and all forms of disadvantage.
The learning gained will feed into Scottish Government’s Social Renewal Advisory Board to re-form and re-shape local government.