The Race Equality Foundation projects, funded by Department of Health and Social Care COVID-19 dementia programme, which focussed on support for black, Asian and minority ethnic people are coming to an end.
Dementia is the most common pre-existing condition for people who are dying from Covid-19, and for the 25,000 people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds living with the condition across the UK, the social restrictions imposed during lockdown have made an already challenging time even more difficult.
The pandemic has seen demands on black, Asian, and minority ethnic-led organisations that support these individuals grow severely. These organisations, whilst best placed to provide essential local support services, have faced their own challenges, including immense financial strain, loss of volunteers, and staffing crises due to employees shielding.
The projects which provided a range of activities, support and information, supported people in London, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds and Bedfordshire.
You can read an overview of the projects in their newsletter.