How Boroughs are Keeping London Safe

Find out what the boroughs are doing to Keep London Safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Barnet Council used informal Health & Wellbeing Board webinars to engage with specific groups in Barnet on Covid-19, the latest guidance and what it means for them. The webinars provided an opportunity to dive deep into the needs of and impact of Covid-19 on specific settings and groups, to listen to concerns and to provide reassurance and tailored information.

Working with the Harrow Association of Somali Voluntary Organisations (HASVO), Harrow Council succeeded in amplifying the national Test and Trace campaign and delivering consistent messages to a hard to reach community. They’ve helped HASVO to attain greater self-sufficiency and confidence to advise its members on Test and Trace.

The council learnt firsthand about the potential barriers and disincentives that members of the Somali community may face in engaging with Test and Trace. They intend to take forward this learning amd replicate the model of close cooperation and co-production with other local community groups.