Simon Townsley/Panos Pictures

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Maureen Naylor (82), a life-long resident of the Byker Estate. Maureen says the COVID-19 pandemic is the worst crisis the estate has seen.

The Byker community has been blighted by the impact of decades of unemployment and underinvestment. Earlier this month figures released by the Office for National Statistics found the north-east of England had become the area with the highest proportion of deaths linked to COVID-19, with a rate double that of London. And there are fears the economic aftershock could be even more severe.

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