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“If anything were to happen, we’d be in an even worse position than if we were in crisis under normal circumstances”

“I’ve been furloughed from work and the colleges are closed, so the three of us are at home. My son works weekends plus some overtime, various days here and there, so at least he gets out of the house a little bit.  My daughter accesses services for support with her disability and mental health, but …

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“Going to work hasn’t felt more rewarding until now”

“My take as the country goes lockdown. I’ve personally not been in lockdown, I’m going to work as normal except the roads are quiet and I’m getting to work quicker, going to work hasn’t felt more rewarding until now, delivering essentials to people as they self isolate, the thank yous on windows hand written by …

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nazia

“After all, she is all I have. Worried is an understatement”

“Hi, I’m Nazia. I’m a MSc student and also a health worker at the L&D hospital. To be honest, at the beginning of lockdown, I didn’t treat it so seriously as I genuinely thought it would “all blow over soon”. I was so wrong. I’ve lost count of how long it’s been and realise now …

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the courtney foundation

“Like most people in this unprecedented time we want to help people”

“We are Care4Luton a team of young adults aged between 20 to 24, with a common passion to create change within our local community. The first time we met was in October 2019, through an organisation called UpRising. You may be thinking to yourself what is UpRising? Well… UpRising is a leadership organisation helping individuals …

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Luton stories

“It has felt somewhere between a dream and a film”

“No one in my immediate household is classed as vulnerable, but my Mum was the first person I knew of who had symptoms. She has struggled with her breathing before and has a previous heart condition. She contracted COVID-19 and pneumonia and went to hospital with it. She’s recovered really well, and I’m now really …

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the courtney foundation

“I have found it really hard not knowing when I will next get money in”

“I have worked for the same company for two years now. I’m on a 0 hour contract. Due to Covid-19 my workplace has shut down. I am not getting paid anything as we only get paid when we work, and they are only paying the contracted staff. I worked out that for over the last …

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