Researchers from Born in Bradford (BiB), based at the Bradford Institute for Health Research, are part of a team that have been awarded the Academics Stand Against Poverty Book
The chapter from BiB, led by Josie Dickerson and Rosie McEachan, focussed on the findings from their research which looked at the impact of covid-19 restrictions on families across Bradford. It tells a bleak story of how things got much worse for families who were already struggling before the pandemic, with far less of an impact on families that were financially secure and healthy. Vulnerable families were more likely to become financially and food insecure, many parents and adolescents suffered from poor mental ill health and children were less likely to meet the recommended levels of physical exercise.
This research was a key part of the Covid-19 Scientific Advisory Group which ensured that the research was shaped by the community and key partners in health and the local authority. This in turn meant that these partners they were able to act quickly on the findings and provide the support that was needed to help these vulnerable families.
Find out more about this work here: https://borninbradford.nhs.uk/what-we-do/improving-health/covid-19/