Full credit, this list was shared in the MA Workforce Covid Support Group on Facebook, but as that's a private group, I can't just reshare the original post, so here are the links in full, in a format anyone can access.
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
I feel like this being a post to end 2020 is kind of awful. It is awful. As of December 15th 2020 the Museums Association had recorded 3,997 redundancies in the UK museums workforce from March 2020, (find out more here) and that number will inevitably only go up.
Redundancy is awful, you're not.
You will most likely carry deep and complex emotions about the challenge of redundancy for the rest of your life. But the situation itself will pass into new, different situations. You may be surprised by how you can change. It may take a lot longer than you hope, or it may shock you by being something you suddenly slew off like an old skin. You may find that redundancy of your role creates an emotional scar which can suddenly and unexpectedly open in the future. You may need to look for extra help and support. But, you will be there, and that's what matters, you being and doing and making and creating and coping and living.
Here's to being here in 2021, for whatever that brings us.