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Race Equality Foundation responds to new Government plans for social care

Responding to the Government announcement on social care, Jabeer Butt OBE, CEO of the Race Equality Foundation said: 

“Today’s announcement is important, particularly for our ageing Black, Asian and minority ethnic population, with comparatively poorer health, who have been disproportionately impacted by Covid. 


“More money for our cash-strapped NHS is a positive and sorely needed move. The bad news, however, is that this is a missed opportunity to address the current crisis in social care. 


“The Government is virtually silent on any plans to address the overwhelming evidence of poorer experiences and outcomes in social care for those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. Millions of people from these communities are being let down and while the Race Equality Foundation continues its work to highlight and tackle the problems where possible, it is grimly disappointing to see the Government turn a blind eye to these inequalities in today’s announcement.”


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Notes to editors

1. The Race Equality Foundation is a national charity tackling racial inequality across public services to improve the lives of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. Our areas of work cover health and care, housing, employment, communities and more.


2. Press contact: comms@racefound.org.uk / 07593 454182