BME Communities, Housing, Health & Covid-19

Our joint seminar with BMENational explored the housing and health implications of the pandemic and looked to what the future might bring.

As evidence emerges on the social and economic patterning of the virus and the economic aftermath, it is clear that our most disadvantaged people and communities are taking the brunt of the Covid shock. It is also clear that a decade of austerity has left public services at breaking point, and our communities are now at more risk of harm, both directly from the virus – and from its social and economic fallout.

Black and minority ethnic (BME) communities are thus at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cym D’Souza (Chair of BMENational) hosted the event and was joined by Jabeer Butt from the Race Equality Foundation, Ali Akbor, Chief Executive of Unity Housing Association, Llewellyn Graham, Chief Executive of Nehemiah Housing and Mushtaq Khan, Interim Chief Executive of Housing Diversity Network.

View the full webinar recording and access the presentation slides here.

If you want to discuss the issues raised in the webinar please don’t hesitate to email us at info@housingdiversitynetwork.co.uk.