27 May 2020

Lockdown piling extra pressure on poorest

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

There’s little question that the lockdown has exposed deep divisions – piling extra pressure on some of the poorest. Loise Konomah is homeless and lives in temporary accommodation with three young daughters.

When she developed symptoms of Covid-19 – with no one else to look after themĀ  – she said she was terrified she would die.

While she tried to self isolate, it was left to her eldest daughter – 11-year-old Angel – to look after the family. Social Affairs Editor Jackie Long went to meet them.