Leader of Brighton & Hove Labour, Councillor Nancy Platts, on the services that are available to help if you’re struggling right now, in Brighton & Hove News.
Lockdown was challenging for all of us. It changed the entire dynamics of our everyday lives. The way we worked, the way we interacted with others, even the way we exercised was impacted.
It was a tough time for everybody, but I know some people suffered more than others.
Sadly, we saw domestic abuse cases spike during lockdown. Many people experienced depression and mental health difficulties. Some lost incomes and jobs and struggled to pay bills and pay rent. Others lost loved ones to the virus.
So, when we came out of lockdown, obviously we hoped all that was behind us and we could look forward to shaping the “new normal” post-lockdown future.
A future where we could keep the best things about lockdown, like cleaner air, more community support and voluntary work – and support for local independent businesses who had gone the extra mile for us…
Read Councillor Platts’ full article in Brighton & Hove News: https://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2020/10/02/lockdown-may-have-felt-lonely-but-you-are-not-alone-and-help-is-out-there/