Churches uniquely placed to help the social recession
Tara Sing There is strong evidence of a help, with many Australians in young people accessing food due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” COVID-led social recession and an increase in financial hardship, according to Anglicare Sydney’s Life After Lockdown report. The report, released last month, reveals an increase in people reaching out to Anglicare for
s t r u g g l i n g to re p a y re n t deferrals. About 30 per cent of rent variations during the pandemic involved deferring rent rather than reducing it, resulting in large debts. There has also been an increase
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and financial assistance services and in clients reporting stress and anxiety – jumping from 20 per cent in 2018 to 34 per cent in early 2021. “People are feeling more lonely, more anxious and more isolated
says Anglicare CEO Grant Millard. Mike Sheedy, Anglicare’s head of mental health, has found that even since pandemic restrictions began to ease late last year, the number of people coming to
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