Life in lockdown

A photo essay: young people living lockdown

The life of every child across the country has been turned upside down by Covid-19. Through continued support, young people in our services are getting creative and learning how to cope with new challenges.

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flowers and trees

View from my window, 13 years old

The young person who took this says she's been 'trying new activities at home' like 'photography'.

She's 'missing friends and family' but going on lots of walks and making sure she looks after her well-being.

'We would joke about not having school but now we are here, it's not as good'.

flowers and trees

View from my window, 13 years old

The young person who took this says she's been 'trying new activities at home' like 'photography'.

She's 'missing friends and family' but going on lots of walks and making sure she looks after her well-being.

'We would joke about not having school but now we are here, it's not as good'.

Lockdown art, anonymous

This was sent in by a young person who is really struggling at present with lockdown and lack of routine. It shows the contents of a care pack that our services send out to young people.

These well-being and activity packs are tailored to the individual but may include mindfulness exercises, personalised notes, art materials - anything to support them during lockdown.

If you'd like to donate a vital gift of food, hygiene essentials or well-being boosts, visit Give Hope and buy a gift for a child in crisis.

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Eypdas art pack

Eypdas art pack

Lockdown art, anonymous

This was sent in by a young person who is really struggling at present with lockdown and lack of routine. It shows the contents of a care pack that our services send out to young people.

These well-being and activity packs are tailored to the individual but may include mindfulness exercises, personalised notes, art materials - anything to support them during lockdown.

If you'd like to donate a vital gift of food, hygiene essentials or well-being boosts, visit Give Hope and buy a gift for a child in crisis.

VISIT GIVE HOPE

view through speckled glass

Fatima, 23 years old

Fatima has a one year old baby and is seven months pregnant. Our support worker is helping her with food deliveries, appointments and filling out forms, but it's still a scary time.

'It's very scary for me...I have to stay in the house with the baby and I don't go anywhere because I am scared to go out.'

'I don't feel good at the moment.'

'The house is very small, there is not enough room for my little one to play and it is very cold and the bed is also broken.' 

'It's just very scary but I can't do anything about it.'

view through speckled glass

Fatima, 23 years old

Fatima has a one year old baby and is seven months pregnant. Our support worker is helping her with food deliveries, appointments and filling out forms, but it's still a scary time.

'It's very scary for me...I have to stay in the house with the baby and I don't go anywhere because I am scared to go out.'

'The house I live in is not good so it's very hard...there is water leaking and I don't know where it's coming from. The house is very small, there is not enough room for my little one to play and it is very cold and the bed is also broken.' 

'It's just very scary but I can't do anything about it.'

view from window

The 17 year old who took this says 'the window represents bars and it feels like being locked away inside...'

'...viewing the outside and not knowing what’s really going on out there.'

view from window

'I'm missing school and friends but I'm really enjoying doing school work in my pyjamas!'

You can find out more about how Covid-19 is affecting different groups of young people by reading our blog. 

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