The Equality and Human Rights Commission recently launched a statutory inquiry into racial inequality in health and social care, triggered by the pandemic. 

They want to understand the experiences of ethnic minority people working on the frontline in lower-paid roles. Based on the evidence found, they will make recommendations aimed at employers, governments and other agencies to improve conditions for ethnic minority workers.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission want to reach as many people as possible.

The inquiry is considering how the treatment of ethnic minority health and social care workers who are employed in low-paid roles has been influenced by their:

  • ethnicity
  • employment status
  • immigration status
  • working conditions

Get involved

Please complete a confidential survey to share your experiences. The Equality and Human Rights Commission want to hear from the following groups:

Anyone who wants to submit evidence to the inquiry can do so by accessing one of our questionnaires by clicking on the relevant link above.

Alternatively, evidence can be emailed directly to [email protected] or you can contact us by phone on 0161 829 8327.

Additional notes: 

We want to hear from as many people who may have relevant information as possible, particularly anyone from an ethnic minority background working in a health or social care setting who is paid less than £11 an hour.

This could include health or care support assistants, porters, cleaners, caterers, security or maintenance staff. Evidence submitted to the inquiry will help to inform our recommendations to employers, agencies and government.