East Cambridgeshire District Council is urging members of its Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to provide their feedback on how COVID-19 has impacted their lives before the survey deadline on 18th November.
The Council launched the survey to gain a clearer picture of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted members of the BAME community and how best they can support them during the second wave of the virus.
The survey follows a nationwide Public Health England report which showed the disproportionate effect that COVID-19 has on the BAME community and the impact this has on existing health inequalities.
Councillor Ian Bovingdon, Chair of the COVID-19 Working Group, said: “Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, residents in East Cambridgeshire have done a fantastic job at reducing the spread of COVID-19, however, there is still work to be done to maintain this low level and protect East Cambs.
“As a Council, we are keen to do everything we can to support our communities in whatever ways possible and this survey will help us to better understand what needs to be implemented into our COVID-19 recovery phase.
“I would urge residents from our BAME communities to complete the survey so we can understand where we may need to adapt the support currently on offer.”
Once the survey closes, responses will be collated, and recommendations will be presented to the Council’s COVID-19 Working Party, followed by the council’s Finance and Assets Committee to be agreed upon before being delivered across the district.
Residents can take part in the survey on the East Cambridgeshire District Council website: http://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/community/bame-covid-19-survey