National Voices: Learning the Lessons – The unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
National Voices, part of the VCSE Health & Wellbeing Alliance, are holding an online session on The Unequal Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic has exposed significant yet longstanding inequalities in our society that require us to stop, reflect, learn and to fundamentally change how decisions are made that affect our health and wellbeing as a society. With the COVID-19 Inquiry underway, it is imperative that we capture the lessons learnt from the pandemic, and use them to suggest action for the future.
The meeting aims to spotlight the voices and experiences of minoritised and marginalised communities in the pandemic.
It is open to anyone with an interest in addressing health inequalities, but they particularly welcome people with lived experience of inequality and equality organisations. Attendees will hear from a diverse range of speakers spotlighting experiences of minoritised and marginalised communities, and will also be able to provide their own insights and expertise in what promises to be a highly interactive session pooling perspectives from across a wide range of communities.
The aim of the session is to identify a set of practical lessons on addressing inequalities from the pandemic, and to suggest action for the future. The findings and recommendations will be published and shared with the COVID-19 Inquiry. This is a crucial opportunity to represent the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector, and people with lived experience in the work of the Inquiry.
The event takes place Monday 24th April from 2-4pm.