BAME Women: Covid-19

Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons on 23rd September 2020.

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Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary

My right hon. Friend is absolutely right: there are very many BME workers in the social care sector and they must be properly supported. That is why in June, the Department of Health and Social Care published a covid-19 adult social care workforce risk reduction framework to help to manage specific risks to staff, including risk by ethnicity. We are also providing financial support to the Race Equality Foundation to provide additional services to BME communities with dementia during the covid-19 pandemic.