Bangla Housing Association wins Lottery Bid to Deliver COVID Advice Project
Bangla Housing Association has been successful in its £50k bid to National Lottery COVID Recovery Plan, for the association’s COVID Advice Project, where two Bangladeshi speaking Health Advice Project Workers will deliver COVID advice out to 10000 Bangladeshi households in Hackney and Tower Hamlets.
The Bangladeshi Community in London is recognised as one the BAME communities most at risk of fatalities, given the statistics published by Public Health England in its report on the disproportionality of the impact of COVID 19 during the summer.
“We must get the message out effectively because with the right advice we can save lives’’.
Bashir Uddin, Bangla HA’s Chief Executive said, “We must get the message out effectively because with the right advice we can save lives. We do not know anyone in the Bangladeshi community who does not know somebody who has died because of COVID. The messages about how to stay safe have not been getting through.
“This funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund distributed from the National Lottery Community Fund will help us reach those who are vulnerable and at-risk in the Bangladeshi community in East London and get them to realise how serious it is to protect yourself against COVID 19 and how serious the consequences are if you don’t. Thanks to the Government for making this possible”
Bangla is a member of the BME London Landlords group. Working closely with Spitalfields Housing Association another member of this group, the Bangladeshi COVID Advice project will produce a COVID Advice video in Bengali, provide literature in Bengali, with the two workers employed networking with NHS provision and Hackney and Tower Hamlets local authority to target the Bangladeshi community beyond just Bangla HA and Spitalfields HA residents.
Bangla HA’s COVID advice project starts at the beginning of October and runs for six months.”
“We must get the message out effectively because with the right advice we can save lives,” Bashir Uddin, Chief Exec. Bangla Housing Association.