Covid-19: Emerging needs for unemployed and economically inactive individuals

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticlepeer-review


This Voices article presents emerging findings from research investigating the consequences of Covid-19 on individuals engaged on employability programmes in the United Kingdom. It outlines the challenges presented by ‘lockdown’ restrictions, as introduced to reduce the spread of Covid-19, on the delivery of employability programmes. Individuals engaged on such programmes experience a wealth of needs that have been compounded by Covid-19, resulting in new, emerging needs relating to personal wellbeing, social isolation, and confidence. Without effective and innovative support, individuals experiencing unemployment and economic inactivity will undoubtedly experience increased inequality; this inequality impacts on family, with individuals experiencing isolation from such, which in turn reduces wellbeing and stimuli, and indeed work, with Covid-19 compounding challenges in securing employment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-511
Number of pages5
JournalCommunity, Work and Family
Issue number5
Early online date24 May 2021
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2021


  • Unemployment
  • Economic Inactivity
  • Covid-19
  • Evaluation
  • Interviews
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Social Sciences


Dive into the research topics of 'Covid-19: Emerging needs for unemployed and economically inactive individuals'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this