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Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on BAME Communities in Cambridge During 2020

To note the report.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/12/2020

Decision due: 28 Jan 2021 by Executive Councillor for Communities

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Communities

Department: Corporate Strategy

Contact: Helen Crowther, Equality & Anti-Poverty Officer Email: Helen.Crowther@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: Requested for pre-scrutiny by Cllrs Matthews & Payne.

Background Information: At Full Council on 16th July 2020, a cross-Party Black Lives Matter motion was passed, which included an action to ‘Request from the Director of Public Health a report on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on BAME communities in Cambridge by the end of 2020, to be reviewed in the Environment and Community scrutiny committee, and shared with BAME community representatives.’ Therefore, the item shall be presented by the Public Health team of Cambridgeshire County Council. Cambridge City Council’s Equality and Anti-Poverty Officer, shall also present information on what Cambridge City Council has been doing to support BAME communities, especially in relation to sharing of Public Health messaging, as part of this agenda item. The Equality and Anti-Poverty Officer shall also share how the information in the report shall be shared with community representatives.

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