The Criminal Justice stream analyses 86 responses to a survey circulated across prisons in Scotland. Overall, imprisoned people reported worsening mental and physical health as a result of Covid restrictions during Spring and Summer 2020. These reduced time out of cell, contact with family and varied activities.
This blog discusses the impacts of the lockdown on those who have spent it separated from a loved one in prison.
Sarah Armstrong analyses data from our prison survey, focusing on how we make sense of those who said that things were ‘the same’ as before lockdown.
This briefing draws upon our survey of staff experiences at 56 organisations providing services to marginalised groups in Scotland.
Sarah Armstrong considers how service providers have been affected by increased workload and other negative impacts on wellbeing.
Molly Gilmour shares more early findings from our survey of organisations. This analysis found that people affected by Covid-19 have felt unheard by decision makers throughout the pandemic.
Marguerite Schinkel explores the effects of lockdown on prisoners in Scotland.
Sarah Armstrong shares findings from our survey of organisations. Funding in the third sector, already typified by instability and short lifecycles, has become even more unstable during the pandemic.
Ryan Casey shares more early findings from our survey of organisations. Service providers have faced a uniquely challenging time during lockdown, reporting increased demand from client groups for food parcels, equipment for digital inclusion, and social activities.
Gareth Mulvey offers an early analysis of our study’s organisational survey examining some positive effects on services during lockdown.