What the Bristol Race Equality Covid-19 Steering Group does and who is in the group.

The Race Equality Strategic Covid-19 Steering Group is a group made up of:

  • Health and BAME organisations
  • those working with BAME communities in Bristol

Rapid review on the impact of Covid-19

In April, Bristol's Deputy Mayor Councillor Asher Craig, commissioned ARC West to produce a rapid review on the impact of Covid-19 on people from black, asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. 

This review came back with 8 policy recommendations. 

The steering group was set up to address these policy recommendations along with recommendations in the Public Health England understanding the impacts on BAME communities report. 

You can read the report here:

Who's in the group and when they meet

The group has representatives from:

  • Anglo Polish Society
  • Avon and Somerset Police
  • BCC Housing & Landlord Services
  • BeOnBoard
  • Bristol Avon Chinese Womens Group
  • Bristol Black Carers
  • Bristol Business West 
  • Bristol City Council
  • Bristol Drugs Project
  • Bristol Muslim Strategic Leadership Group
  • Bristol Refugee Rights
  • Bristol Somali Youth Voice
  • Bristol Womens Voice
  • Commission for Race Equality 
  • Community Access Support Service
  • Coproduced Care
  • Golden Key
  • National Burial Council: South West
  • NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit
  • Nilaari
  • North Bristol Trust
  • Red Cross
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • SARI
  • Second Step
  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Care Forum
  • University of Bristol

They meet once every month to discuss how to work together to make sure that the policy recommendations are adopted and implemented across Bristol. 

Group Terms of Reference

Read the  pdf Bristol Race Equality Covid-19 Steering Group Terms of Reference (72 KB)

Steering group report

The report  pdf Co-producing what works for our communities in this city: an evaluation of the Bristol Race Equality Covid-19 Steering Group (7.96 MB) describes how the group worked together to tackle the unprecedented challenges of coronavirus (COVID-19) for Bristol's racially minoritised communities and shares information about the city's remarkable partnership approach and response to the Covid-19 pandemic amongst Bristol's Black & minoritised communities.

You can also pdf read the report summary (1.98 MB) .

Contact Laura Martin on Laura.Martin@bristol.gov.uk or 0117 922 2964 for alternative formats of this report, such as:

  • Easy Read
  • audio CD
  • braille
  • British Sign Language
  • large print 

Thank you to the report authors:

  • Saffron Karlsen, Professor of Sociology, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol
  • Rosa Targett, Research Associate, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol