BHR working with the Roma community to support the vaccine programme
To encourage Romani people to get vaccinated, BHRUT commissioned Nick Radu, a teacher with links to the Roma community, to highlight the importance of the vaccination programme and combat any hesitancies people might have.
Nick worked alongside Sreeparna Roy, an engagement and development officer at Redbridge Council, to coordinate outreach events. They reached out to over 700 Roma residents, and vaccinated more than 400, including 45 in one day at Ilford Town Hall, which exceeded the targets they set out.
Secondary benefits included a greater willingness from those in the Roma community to access wider health services.