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Reopening After Lockdown

The world is a very different place to what it was six months ago, and many of us are still reeling from the pandemic and the ensuing lockdown. These restrictions are easing but the work is far from over.

Hunts Forum has been working closely with its member organisations and others in the voluntary, community and public sectors as we respond to the needs of our communities during the onset of COVID-19. The initial challenges are fading but new ones are arriving just as fast. We need to start thinking about establishing a new ‘normal’; figuring out what this means for our finances, HR, volunteer management, health and safety and communications.

If your organisation is in the process of reopening after lockdown, there are lots of things to consider and problems to unpick. We’ve done some digging, thinking and gathering of resources that should help you through this process – please click here to read it.

Protecting People from Domestic Abuse During Lockdown

Government’s advice on self or household-isolation will have a direct impact on victims of domestic abuse. Home is not likely to be a safe place for survivors of domestic abuse and their children. Social distancing and self-isolation could be used as a tool of coercive and controlling behaviour by perpetrators, and will shut down routes to safety and support.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership has published a poster to help people at risk get the support they need. Please share the image below on your social media channels to ensure it reaches as many people as possible. You can also download it in JPG and PDF formats.