Recent national research has evidenced that BAME communities are significantly more at risk in terms of contracting COVID 19 and are less likely to appropriately access health services upon developing symptoms of the disease.
Working in partnership, North Bank Forum (Forum) and Humber All Nations Alliance (HANA) will jointly develop a BAME COVID Network within Hull that begins the process of addressing the issues raised as part of the initial mapping and enables the local BAME community to become an integral part of the ongoing plans for the Hull COVID 19 recovery plan.
This partnership will bring together the skills and expertise of two key organisations in the City. These include network development, data collection and analysis, community engagement, funding advice and support and existing key relationships in terms of both networks and BAME communities.
Jason Stamp, Chief Officer, North Bank Forum for Voluntary Organisations Limited said
“We are very pleased to be working in partnership with HANA to develop this important piece of work. Supporting BAME communities during the COVID recovery phase is a priority for the City and we are grateful for the support of the Two Ridings Community Foundation to enable us to make this happen”
This will be a time limited three-month project, commencing in June 2020 and all engagement activity will be completed by the end of August 2020.
The work will be carried out in a number of ways, taking into account current restrictions in terms of COVID 19 guidance.
At the end of this work we will coordinate and produce an impact report which outlines the key findings and identified proposals for potential next steps in terms of developing and sustaining the BAME COVID Network. This report will be shared with funders and commissioners and made publicly available through the North Bank Forum and Humber All Nations Alliance websites and existing membership and distribution mechanisms.
If you require any further information or would like to discuss the work further please contact: Gail Baines, North Bank Forum, 07398 141818, firstname.lastname@example.org