CHAMPIONS: Co-producing recommendations to address the impact of COVID on children in temporary accommodation

PROJECT STATUS: Ongoing
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START DATE AND DURATION: March 2021
Summary

CHAMPIONS is a study working across England to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children under 5 living in temporary accommodation (TA) due to experiencing homelessness.

Living in temporary accommodation is already linked with causing health problems now and later in life for children, but the disruption of health and other support services due to the pandemic has made this situation worse. Furthermore, COVID guidelines such as self-isolating may be unfeasible for those in TA.

The interdisciplinary CHAMPIONS team is working with families and professionals to co-produce recommendations for health, housing, policy and practice. Their work aims to help children under 5 in TA recover from the pandemic and prepare for future ones.

Partners & Collaborators

University College London (UCL)

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)

Public Arts Health & Us (PAHUS)

The Children’s Society

Royal College of Paediatrics

EKAM Foundation

British Association for Community Child Health

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Lead Investigator
Investigating Team
Diana Margot Rosenthal (Co-lead, UCL)
Sushma Acquilla (Faculty of Public Health)
Robert Aldridge (UCL)
Michelle Heys (UCL)
Raghu Raghavan (De Montfort)
Nadia Svirydzenka (De Montfort)
Marcella Ucci (UCL)
Kartik Sharma (PAHUS)
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