Race Equity Collaboratives

Race Equity Collaboratives

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate and negative impact on people from black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities in the UK. The Race Equality Foundation are leading a set of collaborations to develop an evidence-led narrative and make practical recommendations to better ensure that the recovery phase from COVID-19 in the UK addresses racial inequity. 

There are seven collaboratives, focusing on:

  • Children and families
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Long-term health conditions and disability
  • Older people
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Employment 

Membership of each spans people with lived experience, the voluntary, academic and policy sectors. Each collaborative will engage with people working to progress race equity through a series of webinars. More details will be available, on each collaborative web page.

At the outset of the project, each collaborative will commission an evidence-based paper on the current situation and the challenges to be addressed in the recovery phase, but the key task of the project is to produce a set of evidence-led solutions, which will be presented in the final papers from each collaborative. There will be a context paper commissioned reflecting on the COVID-19 related analysis of mortality and morbidity. As the work progresses you will be able visit the collaborative pages for their papers and video blogs.

Our collaboratives will formulate solutions which will be used to engage with policy makers and practitioners to ensure the new normal is one where racial inequity is addressed, and that we reduce the health inequalities exposed in shocking detail by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Lily Roberts at lily@racefound.org.uk.

Children & Families, Community, Health & Care, Housing