Young people have been hit hardest and disproportionately by the Covid 19 pandemic


Not just in India, but around the world it is estimated that one in six young people have been laid-off work. Others have had their education disrupted as teaching moved from the classroom to online. Those without broadband, those in lower-income communities and young women have especially been hit hard and the negative impact on mental well-being, youth rights and discrimination may not be seen for many years to come. Put bluntly, young people have been dealt a cruel hand.

But the pandemic has also given us the opportunity to re-imagine how we work. Many of those who have still got work have had to work from home and there is a growing recognition that there are tremendous advantages of working locally, in your community.   In response to the Covid-19 pandemic Facework is developing an exciting model of community work hub, where young people work shoulder to shoulder along side others within the local community.

See for example Hatcham House

This film here by Futurologist and Hatcham House member illustrates the importance of working more collaboratively within the community.

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See Facework's Hatch Local model here and contact us if you would like help in developing a local community work hub in your area.

The wonderful thing about running a Community Workspace is that you can run Facework training from the space, linking members with jobs opportunities to support those without work.  Mentoring, coaching and developing partnerships with local employers. 

Here are some of the activities we have run from Hatcham House.