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BAME communities meet to discuss COVID-19 and health and social care in Hastings

This Thursday afternoon (18 June), there will be a virtual meeting for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people to discuss the issues around Covid-19 and BAME communities.

One of the organisers, Sabina Arthur, explained why the meeting had been called:

“We keep hearing that that COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate but the statistics tell a different story. We know that people from Black, Asian and Ethnic minority communities are more likely to fall seriously ill from the coronavirus and are also more likely to work in front-line roles, including in the Care sector and the NHS.

With high death rates and worrying reports from staff of PPE shortages, poor working conditions and concerns about the impact on mental health, we want to provide an opportunity for people from these communities to come together, hear from those working locally in the NHS and the Care Sector, and discuss what action we can take to support them.”

Speakers at the event will include:
Anime Abdallah, Palliative Care Assistant and Support Worker
Marie-Hélène Boyd, Domiciliary Care Supervisor
Dr Mursheda Chowdhury, areas of educational interest: Empathy in Practice, Medical Ethics, Conscious and Unconscious Bias. Trustee of The Refugee Buddy Project
Musawenkosi Nyoni, BAME Lead and Hastings and other Locality Lead Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

Speakers will be followed by a Q&A, please send questions in advance to:   info@bamehastings.co.uk.

The virtual meeting will be held via Zoom at 3:30–5pm on Thursday 18 June
The meeting is open to all BAME people. If you wish to attend, please email info@bamehastings.co.uk for your invitation.

Posted 19:12 Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020 In: Campaigns

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