Human society has always been about building relationships and connecting with others to build a better community for everyone and pave the way for a better future for future generations to come. Families are known for being the basic unit of many communities since more individuals will function.
However, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has caused many changes to different facets of society. Many of these changes have transpired in the past few months, with most being economical and social. This has led to many government restrictions, lockdowns, and economic uncertainty for the working class and a good portion of the middle class that works in essential industries.
During uncertain times, many of these families will already have the financial capabilities to have a stable standard of living even during the pandemic’s tumultuous times. However, many demographics and groups are disenfranchised and are already at a disadvantage even before the pandemic. Many of these groups don’t have the necessary financial means of making ends meet while being on the sharper end of inequalities.
Luckily, many of us are doing everything in our power to help those that are in need. By helping those who are unwell and don’t have any means of supporting themselves, we will alleviate the standard of living in the community.
So what are some important strategies and trends that could help out these communities? What are some important ways that a community can bounce back during these times? Here’s what you’ll need to know.
Addressing Emotional and Mental Well-being
There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that the current COVID-19 pandemic has been emotionally and mentally taxing for many individuals. In fact, many studies have shown that there have been more mental health cases in the past few months. A survey from the World Health Organization has shown that the pandemic has disrupted many mental health services.
The pandemic has led many communities and organizations to develop more creative ways of reaching out to communities and organizations. This is easier said than done since the nature of the virus has made it harder for many individuals to have physical contact.
Evidence shows that a support network is integral in times of trouble, making it a top driver for many high-functioning nations and states. On a personal level, being able to help others is also known for contributing to emotional well-being. However, a portion of the United Kingdom population is known for feeling lonely, even before the pandemic.
With “social” distancing being imposed and lockdowns in effect, loneliness has only skyrocketed in the past year. Fortunately, many nations and organizations are placing a lot of emphasis on mental health in the past month. Not only will this battle loneliness, but this can also help the local economy bounce back. The recent rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has also gotten the general mood up for many individuals, which can help with social isolation and individuals’ mental health.
Focusing on Family Health and Law
Concerning the previous post, disenfranchised families should take the spotlight during these uncertain times. Because activities during the pandemic have been quite limited, many families struggle to look for ways to have a more active lifestyle. Fortunately, recent advancements in technology have made it easier for families to live a more active life, even during the pandemic.
In the past few months, the cases of divorce and break-ups have shot up. Most mental health experts would say that this is because of a mental health crisis that’s being cost by the pandemic. But whatever the reason for the divorce and break-up may be, there are always marriage counselling and legal experts ready to help troubled couples. Fortunately, some divorce solicitors can help distressed families with their situation.
Helping Those in Poor Health
Lastly, public health is one of the top priorities in a crisis brought about by an especially virulent disease. Many experts would say that the relationship between the health of individuals and COVID-19 is a complicated situation. On the one hand, COVID-19 is known for directly influencing the health of the public. On the other hand, the socio-economic disadvantage that people have already had and the social changes that many governments are currently facing have also contributed to poor health among families and individuals.
Even before the pandemic, many communities have already been experiencing economic and social difficulties. Many of these hardships have come in the form of a recent furlough at work, poor diet, loss of income, and the lack of local services that used to be available. Many healthcare management officials are stuck in a rock and hard place, especially when they have to divert much of their resources for COVID-19 cases.
Fortunately, many governments around the world are quite aware of the need for financial aid. This is why countries like the United States are rolling out stimulus checks for individuals to help cope with their economic situation.
There are a variety of ways of helping the disenfranchised in the community. Some families and individuals are trying to make ends meet but find it incredibly difficult due to the circumstances at hand. But because of the pandemic, it’s harder for many communities to make a living. At the end of the day, there’s no one “ultimate” way of helping the community since many programmes and non-profit organizations are ready to spring to action. Whether it’s times of uncertainty or not, helping individuals and communities will always benefit society.