Commission on COVID-19, Disablism and Systemic Racism – Call for Views and Experiences
The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group’s (VODG) Commission on COVID-19, Disablism and Systemic Racism was launched to explore how the worst impacts of COVID-19 have fallen on disabled people, and even more so on disabled people from Black, Asian, and minoritised ethnic groups.
Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, the Commission is examining the extent to which negative outcomes have arisen from systemic neglect of social care over many years, worsened by confused governmental approaches throughout the course of the pandemic as well as poor implementation of policy and conflicting guidance.
The work will seek to gather evidence, scrutinise the Department of Health and Social Care’s policies and responses to the pandemic, including ways in which systemic racism may have further worsened outcomes for disabled people of colour, and build solutions and support for transformative and sustainable change in social care, based on justice and human rights.
Can you support the Commission in gathering the evidence needed to hold the UK government to account over failings during the pandemic, and in building solutions for transformative and sustainable change in health and social care?
We are calling on Disabled people and people with long-term health conditions from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic groups to share their views and experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of our Call for Views and Experiences.
Take part in the survey part and find out more about the Commission on COVID-19, Disablism and Systemic Racism – Call for Views and Experiences (opens VODG website). Information is also available in alternative formats such as Easy Read and BSL.
Deadline is 23:59 on 13 November 2022.