FOI request (FOIR-213978288)
BAME and Vulnerable Groups Corvid19 Information
Requested Thu 04 June 2020
Responded Wed 10 June 2020
BAME Corvid19 Resource Allocation by Local Councils and Service Providers Survey.
According to the institute of Government, The health service and social care face long-standing demographic and technological changes.
Successive governments have known about these challenges for years but failed to adequately deal with them. As a result, by 2021, the funding gap between resources and need is projected to hit £30 billion a year in the NHS and £6 billion a year in adult social care.
According to "Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19" published by Public Health England June 2020.
The largest disparity found was by age. Among people already diagnosed with COVID19, people who were 80 or older were seventy times more likely to die than those under 40. Risk of death among those diagnosed with COVID-19 was also higher in males than females; higher in those living in the more deprived areas than those living in the least deprived; and higher in those in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups than in White ethnic groups. These inequalities largely replicate existing inequalities in mortality rates in previous years, except for BAME groups, as mortality was previously higher in White ethnic groups. These analyses take into account age, sex, deprivation, region and ethnicity, but they do not take into account the existence of comorbidities, which are strongly associated with the risk of death from COVID-19 and are likely to explain some of the differences.
BLACK-MAJOR.COM is conducting this short survey to help analyse what resources if have been allocated to BAME communities and other more vulnerable groups identified within these and related reports. We are looking to see what provisions Councils and Service Providers have proportionately allocated or will allocate specific to these groups within their boroughs or service if a service.
Are these groups allocated more or less spending per capita.
It would be useful to understand how service providers receiving financial and non-financial state funding and assistance have distributed these limited resources and how much of it has reached this group of people.
Please help us by completing this short survey.
Hastings Borough Council holds no information in respect of this request therefore have not completed the survey.
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