‘Volunteers like me find themselves with no safety net.’

Land of the live-in: Simon Watkins wants a rethink on Friends in Residence

'The current health and economic crisis is an opportunity for BYM to reconsider its relationship – or lack of relationship – with Friends in Residence.' | Photo: Hermes Rivera / Unsplash.

The current coronavirus lockdown has brought into focus some of the peculiar difficulties faced by volunteers in tied accommodation. As a ‘Friend in Residence’ I think this is an issue that Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) might usefully examine.

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