In line with government guidance, the evaluation team are now working remotely and all planned face-to-face activities have been moved online for the foreseeable future. Our thoughts at this time are with our colleagues who are working hard to keep the most vulnerable in society safe. We will continue as best we can our work to develop the evidence base for longer term improvements in support for people affected by multiple disadvantage.

Following conversations with partnerships over the previous weeks, we are hearing about new creative ways of working developed by staff across Fulfilling Lives in response to the current pandemic. Those experiencing multiple disadvantage are at a heightened risk during this time and staff are continuing their work to ensure these individuals still get the support they need.

We are keeping in frequent contact with the evaluation and learning leads from each of the Fulfilling Lives partnerships and will share any resources produced in response to the pandemic on our website and Twitter. Some of the resources produced by partnerships so far include:

  • Guidance for client-facing staff working with people who may be at heightened risk of domestic abuse as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. This can be downloaded here – Fulfilling Lives Camden and Islington
  • The initial impact of COVID19: Capturing the response of workers and clients. This can be downloaded here – South East Fulfilling Lives
  • A guide to independent reflective practice for those working remotely or with reduced contact with colleagues. There is also a reflective practice log to accompany this guide which can be downloaded here – WY-FI.

The national communications website for Fulfilling Lives has a dedicated page to COVID-19 and information on national approaches and guidance. To learn more, visit the website here.