Category: Coronavirus

Consultation and COVID-19
Kate Dearden - February 23rd, 2021
As we approach a year living with Covid-19, we at Community thought it was worth reflecting on how the pandemic has led to a loss [...]
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My vaccine story
Christopher Knight - February 18th, 2021
Like millions of others across the country, I have received my first dose of the vaccine. A vaccine, simply put, is something that teaches your [...]
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COVID-19 and the future of work
Anna Mowbray - February 16th, 2021
At the Commission on Workers and Technology, we’ve spent two years speaking to workers up and down the country, everywhere from an insurance office to [...]
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Helping with the costs of self-isolating
Community - February 1st, 2021
Do you have to self-isolate because of COVID-19? Does that mean it’s not possible for you to work?  If you get benefits, and you have to self-isolate, then [...]
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Workers should be helped to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow
Roy Rickhuss - December 15th, 2020
At Community we are proud of our history.  When our industries changed over the last century, we stayed for our members, supporting them to reskill, retrain and [...]
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Claiming tax relief for working from home 
Anna Mowbray - December 14th, 2020
Have you been required to work from home because of the pandemic? If so, you can claim tax relief for additional household costs incurred due to [...]
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Looking out for each other
Steven McGurk - December 7th, 2020
Working at RSBi (Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries) in Glasgow - Europe’s largest supported business - we provide essential goods and services to Glasgow City Council [...]
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Launch of Government benefits guide
Anna Mowbray - December 3rd, 2020
Many of our members have told us that they struggled in recent months due the pandemic and the impact this has had on incomes and [...]
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Building back better – disabled people and COVID-19
Emily Brothers - December 3rd, 2020
Today marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). Emily Brothers considers the opportunities and threats having resonance in this year’s theme: Building Back Better [...]
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Bringing a community together in crisis
Mark Simpson - November 25th, 2020
During the height of the crisis orders were up at my workplace because we produce clinical waste bins used by the NHS. We were experiencing [...]
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