An unsafe distance: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on excluded People in England

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Excluded groups such as sex workers and asylum seekers are being left behind in the UK’s COVID-19 response as control measures amplify existing health inequalities and put life-saving advice and care further out of reach.

The closure of services and some GP registrations, a lack of access to technology, distrust and fear of authorities, unsuitable or insecure accommodation, and reduced income are among the many challenges facing people in vulnerable circumstances in England. 

Doctors of the World UK has carried out a Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA) to better understand the experiences of excluded groups at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Writer: Doctors of the World

Publication: Doctors of the World

 

 

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