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Keeping Sheffield's 'Seldom Heard Communities' Safe in the Time of Covid

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24 5 Keeping Sheffields Seldom Heard Communities Safe

In partnership with Sheffield Community Contact Tracers

"Keeping Sheffield's 'Seldom Heard Communities' Safe in the Time of Covid" will highlight some of the ways that Sheffield's most disadvantaged communities have fared during the Covid pandemic. The Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities have developed a raft of activities that have helped to ameliorate the worst effects of the pandemic.

The session will feature a short documentary film followed by a panel discussion involving some of the leaders of these communities. Perhaps there are ways that the wider Sheffield community could learn from their approach to community protection and support?

Covid has been a massive part of the life of all Sheffield communities for the last couple of years. This Festival of Debate 2022 event will bring the reality of the pandemic - and Sheffield's unique response to those most vulnerable - into the spotlight.

Sheffield Community Contact Tracers (SCCT) is a volunteer-led project sitting within a local charity, Heeley Trust. SCCT helps to identify gaps in systems relating to COVID-19 and raise awareness on these issues. SCCT also conduct studies and demonstration projects to show possible solutions to these problems; through supporting communities to become more confident and resilient on this topic and to amplify seldom heard voices by giving them a platform to share their experiences.

Part of our 2022 festival strand


How should our society overcome inequalities of race, gender, sexuality, income and disability?