'It is extremely worrying to see that young people are being disproportionately affected by the economic impact of COVID-19, experiencing a bigger increase in the Universal Credit claimant count than the rest of the population amid a backdrop of plummeting job vacancies. Losing work at an early career stage can have potentially damaging ramifications for lifetime incomes and long term health. During our Young people’s future health inquiry we’ve spoken with many young people already facing issues with employment, and today’s statistics suggest that the pandemic has only magnified these issues, with consequences for their future health prospects.
'While the government works towards protecting the nation’s health today, the future health of young people – our nation’s greatest asset – must remain a top priority. Ultimately, protecting and providing secure and rewarding employment opportunities for young people is essential to ensuring healthy futures for this 'lockdown generation'.'
Health Foundation @HealthFdn
'Not everybody is eligible for self-isolation payments, meaning many people – and particularly those who are self-e… https://t.co/HaZXSNxsSMFollow us on Twitter
Work with us
We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.View current vacancies
The Q community
Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.Find out more