Staying connected on the fringes – can you share stories of your experiences?
During the current crisis, Church Action on Poverty's priority is to keep people connected and make sure no one is cut off. We invite creatives and anyone experiencing the crisis to share content through our digital platforms. We want to understand the issues people are facing and spread messages of positivity and resilience, whilst building a movement and ensuring people are socially connected during these challenging times.
You may have been engaged in our projects or campaigns previously. Or you may be experiencing one of the following emerging issues for the first time – or something else entirely:
- Self-employed and losing work, finding it difficult to navigate Universal Credit and live day to day in the interim
- Being a zero-hours contract worker and not being let go, but given no shifts
- A student unable to claim anything, with little loan support and possibly losing part-time employment
- Being fired by your employer before the government grant has started
- Cash flow issues in business meaning the grant won’t protect employees unless they can access it now
- Working for a business that’s staying open but isn’t on the essential list, meaning staff can’t get childcare
- A young person experiencing home schooling for the first time and not having access to school meal provision
If you have a story to share, you could contribute just once or on a regular basis. You can choose what kind of content you could contribute:
- Blog posts
- Film or videos
- Live streams
- Spoken word and poetry
- Music or songs
- Short stories
- Photography or a photo diary
Equally, if you have an idea for another creative project, or have expertise in one of the above and could deliver a short online workshop to train others, we’d love you to get in touch.
We are keen to hear from and have contributions from as diverse a group of people as possible. Be part of our movement and get in touch – contact Ben or Kathryn:
Understandably this is a busy time for us, so we apologise in advance for any delay in responding.