Skills for Care is launching a survey, and a series of webinar and peer coaching, to find out more about the experiences of social care workers from a BAME background during the pandemic. Our Programme Manager for Leadership and Management Symone Stuart wants as many workers as possible to complete the survey.
We know that people from BAME backgrounds account for 1 in 5 of the social care workforce in England and research by Public Health England revealed that people of Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Other Asian, Caribbean and Other Black ethnicity had between 10 and 50% higher risk of death when compared to White British.
To help us deliver the best possible support to workers from BAME backgrounds we need to know more about the direct impact on them across the sector.
This survey is just part of our response to the impact of COVID-19 on our sector, and given the vital role the BAME workforce plays in day to day care of people in our communities it is critical we know more so please do fill in the survey so your voice is heard.
For more information and to complete the survey please click here.