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Football charity sees Covid crisis hitting the poorest hardest

Jack Reynolds from Football Beyond Borders tells of the uphill struggles facing youngsters

The pandemic has thrown up problems that few people in the UK have had to deal with before. But very few of the issues Jack Reynolds has found himself facing in his work with the education charity Football Beyond Borders over the past year are new. In fact, he said, one of the most striking features of the Covid-19 pandemic was the light it had shone on pre-existing inequalities.

It had hit the UK’s poorest communities hardest because the system in which they were living left them the least able to cope, he said, as a report urged the UK to do whatever it takes to tackle the inequalities that have undermined health and led to the highest death rates from Covid in Europe.

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