28 Jul 2020

How lockdown destroyed lives in the UK – with drugs and homelessness

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

There were no end of warnings.

Dire predictions of how Covid would impact the most vulnerable children, children whose lives were far from perfect before the pandemic, how it would affect their mental health, their education, even leave some at risk.

We’ve been following the story of Michael, just one of those young people whose experience of lockdown has meant homelessness, exploitation and danger, and how difficult it’s been to get the help he so desperately needs.