This is a blog is written by Lourdes Colclough, a community engagement lead and trainer who is passionate about addressing health inequalities. It’s the latest in our “a year on” series, where we invite the writers who told us about their first-hand experiences of community work during the COVID-19 pandemic back to the blog to reflect on what they’ve learnt 12 months down the line. Lourdes used her previous blog to sound the alarm about the growing and multiple inequalities in the way that the COVID crisis was affecting different communities, particularly highlighting racial injustice. A year on from that prescient piece, Lourdes is back to share her insight into the new role that many people in our communities are playing – counsellors of grief and trauma.
You can read the blog on the the ideas alliance website: https://ideas-alliance.org.uk/hub/2021/06/24/a-year-on-are-everyday-people-our-new-invisible-trauma-and-loss-workers/
Header photo by Neil Thomas.