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Human rights, inequality, health and social care lessons for public services

1 July 2020

Why are some places unhealthier than others? Can lessons be learned from the COVID-19 crisis for reducing inequalities for individuals with Protected Characteristics? 

The Public Services Committee hears from human rights, health and social care experts including the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, (EHRC) David Isaac CBE and Professor Sir Michael Marmot of the UCL Institute of Health Equity.


Thursday 2 July 2020 - virtual meeting

At 3.00pm

  • Sarah Mann, Director, Friends, Families and Travellers
  • David Isaac CBE, Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Umme Imam, Chief Executive Officer, The Angelou Centre

At 3.55pm

  • Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity
  • James Bullion, President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
  • Chris Naylor, Senior Fellow, King's Fund

Possible questions:

  • Have people with Protected Characteristics experienced differing levels of access to public services during lockdown?
  • Have inequalities experienced by people with Protected Characteristics (for example educational and health inequalities) worsened since the coronavirus outbreak?
  • How could public service reform play a part in addressing the racial inequalities seen in health outcomes
  • What role has prevention played in mitigating the effects of coronavirus in our most deprived communities?

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