Kingston Voluntary Action (KVA) has been awarded a £100,000 grant from the National Lottery Community Fund for residents affected by Covid-19.
It has been an exciting few weeks. First Pfizer announced a 90 per cent efficacy of its vaccine candidate, then Moderna one-upped it with 94 per cent. Then, in the early hours of Monday morning, November 23, the Oxford vaccine was shown to have 70 per cent effectiveness – increasing to 90 if people were given an initial half dose followed by a booster. The Oxford vaccine also has the advantage of being by far the cheapest and easiest to store of the three.
As we begin the second lockdown of 2020, which started on November 5, single parents are fearful of what challenges the winter will bring. The first lockdown made many individuals across the world feel isolated and helpless, but single parents, in particular, had a fountain of responsibilities to face alone.