In Yorkshire and nationally we know that coronavirus has further exacerbated existing health inequalities. Local insight tells us the pandemic is having its greatest impact on our more excluded communities in Calderdale, Kirklees Barnsley and Wakefield. This project seeks to understand the specific needs of our communities in terms of what health and wellbeing support is needed, and commission based on this insight.
People’s Voice Media will use Community Reporting to better understand the wellbeing and mental health needs of BAME communities in Barnsley, Wakefield and South Kirklees. Through running sense-making workshops, we will use the insights in the stories to create recommendations that can be used to commission creative wellbeing interventions.