When we asked Central West London how
COVID-19 was affecting them, we wanted to note any disparities on the basis of race and ethnicity.
We already know that COVID-19 disproportionately impacts people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups.
We have surveyed people living in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea about how they have been affected by COVID-19. We wanted to highlight the experiences of those who responded to our survey who identified as BAME.
We have noticed significant disparities in the lived experiences described to us between participants who said they were BAME and their White counterparts.
The respondents who were BAME were more likely to report a negatively impacted state of wellbeing, loss of income and difficulties with maintaining social distancing. They were less likely to benefit from local community networks and mutual aid groups, and they were less likely to find information about COVID-19 and NHS services easy to understand.
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