Supporting Vulnerable and Diverse Communities – Plymouth City Council
Posted on 6th October, 2020
Plymouth City Council has worked with communities during the Covid-19 pandemic to provide community-led solutions.
Plymouth has a higher proportion of people above the average age so the Council was keen to ensure the appropriate measures were in place to minimise the risk to them. As a diverse city and a refugee resettlement area, there was also concern about the potential impacts that Covid-19 could have on refugees and the wider BAME community. As social engagement, service delivery and education delivery moved largely online, internet access became essential during the height of the pandemic. It was becoming increasingly apparent that the pandemic was leaving some of the city’s most vulnerable residents isolated, distressed, and worried.