CHAMPIONS is a study working across England to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children under 5 living in temporary accommodation (TA) due to experiencing homelessness.
Living in temporary accommodation is already linked with causing health problems now and later in life for children, but the disruption of health and other support services due to the pandemic has made this situation worse. Furthermore, COVID guidelines such as self-isolating may be unfeasible for those in TA.
The interdisciplinary CHAMPIONS team is working with families and professionals to co-produce recommendations for health, housing, policy and practice. Their work aims to help children under 5 in TA recover from the pandemic and prepare for future ones.