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"Two viruses – COVID-19 and racial discrimination – are currently killing in the UK"

(Solanke, 2020)

The impact of these viruses cause long-term poor outcomes especially within BAMEFC who are hardest hit. Survivors face ongoing damage to well-being and resilience, in terms of physical and mental health as well as social, cultural and economic (non-medical) consequences. Co-POWeR investigates their combined impact on practices for well-being and resilience across BAMEFC in the UK to create an holistic idea of vulnerabilities damaging BAMEFC.

  • BAMEFC – Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic families and communities
  • We acknowledge the wide debate on the use of the acronym BAME


A farewell from the Co-POWeR Consortium - 11 February 2023

Dear friends of Co-POWeR, The Consortium on Practices for Wellbeing and Resilience in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities and Families (Co-POWeR) formally ends on 11 February 2023. Co-POWeR is a testament to what can be achieved and the knowledge that can be produced through research collaboration and community action. I and the team are...

Co-POWeR Policy Brief - now available in multiple languages

The Co-POWeR Policy Brief that was launched in Westminster in June 2022, is now available in multiple languages on the White Rose Online Research Repository. Please see the pages below to view and download PDFs of the document in: English Arabic Welsh Bangla Gujurati Hindi Punjabi Tamil Urdu Somali You can also visit our webpage...

Obituary: Dr Banyana Madi-Segwagwe

Co-POWeR is deeply saddened to share news of the passing of Dr Banyana Madi-Segwagwe who died unexpectedly, following a short period of illness. Banyana was a member of the Co-POWeR Community Engagement Panel and worked closely with Work Package 4. Her research expertise and lived experience of being a Black person in the UK were...

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Co-POWeR Final Conference

Join us remotely via Zoom, as we investigate the impact of COVID-19 and racism on practices of well-being and resilience...

Co-POWeR: Exposing the Hidden Stories of the Pandemic - part of The 2022 Festival of Social Science

You are invited to join this interactive workshop on Co-POWeR’s 18-month research about the impact of COVID-19 and racial discrimination...

breaDth online screening of filmed performance and discussion

Online screening and discussion of Research and Development Performance of breaDth by Raminder Kaur (This online event follows an in-person...

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Co-POWeR is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) via the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).