Over the winter of 2020-2021, we undertook a community inquiry to listen to stories of resilience, challenge and imagination arising from the pandemic.
As part of our community inquiry, this short briefing is an attempt to understand in greater detail how those of ethnic minority backgrounds have been impacted.
- Minority communities have been badly hit by the pandemic, and have found it harder to access financial support.
- Half of Black and Asian respondents report having faced discrimination when accessing services in their area. There are low levels of trust in some institutions, such as the police and government.
- This institutional distrust may be contributing to vaccine hesitancy – those who are hesitant about taking a vaccine are more likely to have suffered discrimination while accessing local services.
- When asked about what would foster good decision-making in local areas, better information, clarity and accountability are key.
Hannah Breeze Aidan Daly (Researcher)
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RSA chief exec Andy Haldane gave the inaugural Bradford Literature Festival Culture Sector Lecture at the University of Bradford on Friday 24 June 2022.
Mark Swift Ian Burbidge
In part two of the Comment article double bill, Mark Swift and Ian Burbidge explore how the VCSFE sector might align its efforts to liberate the best it has to offer.