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Crisis planning around #Coronavirusireland needs to include provisions for lone parent families. The lack of consideration for our families during #StormEmma put families at risk. Lessons need to have been learned with recognition of the financial vulnerability of our families.
Many of our families do not have the financial means to get through self isolation. Lone parents on social welfare must collect payments from post office. Many working lone parents on part time contracts don't get sick pay or wouldn't be covered to care for kids if schools close.
It is v.positive to see increase in sick pay for self isolation but for those who can't leave house to apply or wait for back dated payments, they could be left without money/ food/essential goods. Many of our families are on payg meters and there is a real risk of losing power
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2018 is the 61st year of long term ecological research in Burrishoole #BurrishooleLTER @MarineInst. I'm going to pin this tweet here and at the end of every month add some phenological happenings πŸŒΏπŸ›πŸ“ˆπŸŸπŸ’¦πŸ¦†πŸ¦‰πŸ¦‡πŸ•·πŸƒπŸŒΌπŸŒ™πŸŒβ„οΈ, including our main jobs. Stay tuned πŸ‘‡πŸΌ
@MarineInst This will coincide with our monthly staff meetings (last wed of each month) so I can get everyone's observations @FishEcoEvo @elizabethtray3 @B2020project
JANUARY: first snowdrops #phenology #burrishooleLTER
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