The Longest Year report

The Longest Year: Life under local restrictions, a report from British Red Cross, explores the experiences of people living and working in areas under tighter local restrictions across the UK.

It identifies better ways people can be supported to cope and recover from the Covid-19 crisis, and the steps needed to ensure no one is left behind.

Nearly one year on from the UK’s first national lockdown, for many of us, this has felt like ‘the longest year’. But the pandemic hasn’t affected us all equally – it has shone a spotlight on inequalities and made them worse. Our health, income, caring responsibilities, support networks and even where we live have mattered more than ever.

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