What specific actions did you task the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility, Community Engagement with to contribute to London’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic? a) How many actions has she achieved, b) How many actions remain outstanding, and c) What Key Performance Indicators did you ask her to perform against?
Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard currently oversees a broad range of high priority work in London. This includes helping me to tackle rising poverty and inequality, food insecurity, the disproportionate impact of COVID on London’s diverse communities, as well as supporting London’s civil society, volunteers and the community sport sector in the wake of this crisis. She chairs London’s Strategic Migration Partnership, my Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board and has driven work to support EU Londoners, the Windrush Generation, and Londoners with insecure status.
In recent months she has supported me to be the first Mayor of London to adopt an Anti-Racist Policy at City Hall, set up a new Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm and deliver an action plan to improve relations between Black Londoners and the Police.
In addition to all of the above she now chairs the Social Recovery Strand of the London Recovery Programme.