This project was organised in four study areas that examined the impact of Covid-19 suppression measures on specific marginalised groups.

The findings are organised by cross-cutting issue below, or you can view by study area: Criminal justice; Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence; Refugee and Asylum, and Disability and Health conditions.

Project report

The final project report is available from the link below.

Black, Muslim & Minority ethnic group experiences


Early impact of Covid-19 lockdown on Muslim & Black Minority Ethnic women in Scotland

Sarah Armstrong analyses data from partner Amina, The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre. It shows the impact of closure of places of worship on wellbeing. The briefing also includes information about hate crime, finances, mental health and humour.

Community Consultation Training

Researchers Molly Gilmour and Amanda Ptolomey developed a training kit for community organisations seeking to run their own focus groups. It was delivered to one of our project partners and now provides a free resource to other groups.

Food security

Some people have faced barriers in accessing food, including food appropriate for medical or cultural needs.

Information and exclusion

Some people faced digital exclusion or other barriers accessing information.

Mental health

Many people told us about experiences of depression and anxiety, and that access to services and support has become more difficult.

Service provision

Service providers have faced a uniquely challenging time, reporting increased demand from client groups and funding uncertainty.

Experiences of sex workers during lockdown

Kristina Saunders shares insights into the challenges faced by sex workers during lockdown, highlighting that lives and livelihoods have been acutely impacted by Covid-19.