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Lockdown experiences of Lewisham residents

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all in different ways. We asked some of our residents to share their experiences.
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Every story is unique but common strands emerge, building a borough-wide picture of challenge, collaboration, innovation and community spirit. 

Week-by-week, we are publishing these stories a few at a time. They include the experiences of:

  • University student Tiara, who’s been drawing on comforting activities she discovered as a teenager to cope with feelings of isolation and confusion
  • Barber shop owner Ziggy, who set up a food bank – providing deliveries on foot - when he was forced to shut shop; and
  • Great-grandmother Iris, who had to stop volunteering when she discovered she was categorised as vulnerable.

Now in the second wave, with many people in our community likely to feel anxious and afraid, there has never been a more important time to share their experiences. Read the Voices of Lewisham stories.

If you would like to share your own experiences of the pandemic with us, please email LewishamLife@lewisham.gov.uk

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