COVID-19: Review of emerging evidence of needs and impacts on Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
The Intelligence teams from Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council, Public Health and the Clinical Commissioning Group are working together to produce an overview of the emerging evidence of the impact COVID-19 & associated measures have had on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough residents. This includes reviewing the emerging needs of residents.
We have adopted an approach of releasing several information packs as and when data becomes available, rather than delaying publication for an extended period of time until all analysis is completed. We will produce publicly available collated evidence and executive summaries and publish them here on Cambridgeshire Insight.
Evidence Pack 1 includes data on
Direct Health Impacts (progression of the pandemic)
Economic Impacts (broad overview of employment sector and national support schemes)
Environmental and Transport Impacts (changes in travel patterns)
Download the Evidence Pack here: 09-2021_Covid Impacts and Needs Assessment_Evidence Pack 1.1
Download the Executive Summary here: 09-2021_Covid Impacts and Needs Assessment_Executive Summary 1.1
Future packs will include
- Long Covid
- Educational Disruption
- Indirect Health Impacts
- Social Impacts including Crime and Safeguarding Concerns
While the COVID-19 pandemic has had an economic impact on people of all age groups, there is national evidence to suggest that young people have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and in some cases, have not seen these impacts fade as quickly as older workers in the labour market.
The Research team have produced a paper on Youth Unemployment to provide an initial look at the emerging findings from the local evidence base and wider data sources which will be vital in monitoring the recovery of the local economy and young people’s participation in it. This includes locally availably data sources for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, to determine the extent of the impact for young people in the local labour market. This report coincides with the end of significant government support schemes which have supported people over the last 18 months during the pandemic. Therefore, this will act as a baseline for future monitoring which will be imperative in understanding how people are impacted as schemes like the job retention scheme, also known as furlough, the self-employment income support scheme and the £20 universal credit uplift come to an end.