We are supporting the Never More Needed campaign. METRO's CEO Dr Greg Ussher explains why, now more than ever, our work is essential:
"The past twelve months have highlighted the continuing and growing health inequalities in our society – with disabled people, people of colour, people in poverty and the LGBTQ+ community severely and disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
“As an equalities charity, it is clear that the work we do is #NeverMoreNeeded, now and for the foreseeable future. For this reason, we are backing the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign. We know the work we do, as with many other charities, voluntary community and faith organisations, such as the 409 member organisations of METRO GAVS, not only changes people’s lives for the better but is essential for supporting our communities not just to thrive, but to survive.
“The decisions taken now by national and local government about how resources are allocated will have long-term impacts on how those most grossly affected recover. As we look to the future, METRO will continue to work with our partners and supporters to ensure that our communities are heard and put at the heart of decision-making.”