Community action during COVID-19

Kiren Shafiq describes being part of Islamic Help in the summer of 2020. The group helped to deliver food and other basic supplies to people of all communities in Birmingham and other cities in the West Midlands in response to panic-buying at the start of the pandemic.

Equity of health and well-being

Professor Sir Michael Marmot explains that social inequality is about more than just economic inequality, it is also about being able to live a dignified healthy life. Equity of health and well-being, as well as income, can all ensure people are able to participate fully in society.

Working conditions during COVID-19

Lola McEvoy tells the story of contacting national press to expose the PPE crisis in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her action led to a government investigation in order to ensure adequate PPE and full sick pay for everyone working in NHS hospitals not paid directly by the NHS.