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Human rights, inequality, health and social care lessons for public services – Lords evidence session

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

These are among likely questions when the House of Lords Public Services Committee hears from human rights, health and social care experts including the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission David Isaac CBE and Professor Sir Michael Marmot of the UCL Institute of Health Equity tomorrow (Thursday 2 July from 3 p.m.).

The committee will hear evidence from:

At 3 p.m.

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

Possible other questions are likely to include:

  • 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?

At 3.55 p.m.

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 other questions are likely to include:

  • 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?

The virtual session will be live on Parliament TV.

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