When UsforThem first launched back in May, amid mounting concerns about the devastating impact long term school closures and lockdown would have on children and their physical and mental wellbeing, we could never have imagined where we would be today.
What started as three is now an army of tens of thousands of likeminded parents, grandparents, care givers and simply “people” – to name just a few. We span the entire length and breadth of the United Kingdom – and soon to be beyond– all with one common goal and purpose: to be the voice for our children and their future.
But, something else has also become clear. The issues we are grappling with are complex, deep-rooted, and structural. We are battling other, very vested interests, and some of those are well funded. There’s a long journey ahead.