If your organisation is writing (more) funding bids, and making plans for your future, you will be looking for data to back up your assertions around the need your wish to be meeting, or to justify expenditure in certain areas.

Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been producing regular and frequent analysis around the different types of impact of the coronavirus on demographic groups, and geographical areas, including blogs as well as data tables.  Their latest information covers

You can see all their latest releases here.

Their latest blogs are around the impact of coronavirus according to age, the death rates measured by ethnicity, disability and religion, on wellbeing, on jobs and pay.


Institute for Fiscal Studies

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has produced around on their work looking at the differing impacts of the coronavirus in England, by geographical area, but also on health, jobs and families. Their research is broken down by local authority area, and examines factors such as free school meals, indices of multiple deprivation and employment sectors, relative to the impact that COVID-19 has had in those areas.

You can find the full article on the IFS website, and download the report.


Resolution Foundation

The Resolution Foundation has done an audit of household wealth and the initial effects of the coronavirus crisis on saving and spending in Great Britain. Those more exposed to the health and economic crises are less likely to have savings to protect living standards if their incomes fall. Poorer families are more likely to be saving less or increasing debt as a result of the coronavirus crisis than wealthier families.

See the full report on the Resolution Foundation website.


Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) shows that the pandemic crisis has caused:

  • 7 in 10 families with children claiming Universal Credit or Child Tax Credit to cut back on essentials,
  • 6 in 10 to borrow money, and
  • over 5 in 10 to be behind on rent or other essential bills.

See the full report on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation website.


Carers research

Millions of people across the UK have become unpaid carers for loved ones due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to new research released to mark Carers Week. Data estimates that 4.5 million more people are now caring for older, disabled or seriously ill family or friends as a result of the pandemic. You can read a report on the ITV website, and download the full report here.

Carers UK, one of the charities behind Carers Week, has also released a study ‘Caring and COVID-19 – Hunger and mental wellbeing, which you can download from the Carers UK website.


Childhood Trust

Children are developing serious mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress, because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Childhood Trust, which provides services to disadvantaged children in London, says disadvantage is leaving children extremely vulnerable. As well as anxiety about their loved ones’ health, many children are facing social isolation and hunger. Lack of internet access is also setting disadvantaged children back. You can read the full report on the Childhood Trust website.