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.
In our second Anthropy round-up blogs, Head of Regenerative Design, Roberta Iley, links the discussions she took part in at the Eden Project with our new Capabilities Inquiry.
The welfare state is 80 years old today. Helen Barnard recounts the huge societal benefits the Beveridge report introduced and speculates how we can carry its spirit forward in the modern era.