'All my safety nets went overnight': how Covid-19 is isolating student care-leavers

Tess Reidy - The Guardian

This article from the Guardian explores the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on students in the UK who have been in care. "Coronavirus has had a huge impact on students across the board, but for those who grew up in care, problems have been felt more keenly," says the article. "When lockdown happened, and most students packed their bags and got their parents to pick them up to go home and isolate, many were left behind in university accommodation. With part-time jobs lost overnight and no prospect of the work they’d normally pick up over the summer, some found themselves in financial trouble with no family to rely upon."