Healthwatch Bolton commissioned The Flowhesion Foundation to interview people from BAMER communities.
The project explored how the pandemic has affected normal practices of dealing with bereavement and the impact of this. The project also explored if there are any barriers to accessing bereavement services and support services to ensure people do not experience any inequities when accessing these.
Said the CEO of The Flowhesion Foundation Imam Abdul hafeez siddique, ‘ we are delighted to have taken part in this seminal, first of its kind study in Bolton. The Flowhesion centre for Bamer research has been established as a centre of expertise and academic excellence to lobby and promote better outcomes for bamer communities. The study fits ‘hand in glove’ with our objectives, we are proud this is our first commissioned piece of work and hope to see the findings of the study influence the shape of bereavement support services in the borough’.