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‘There’s a big community spirit’: how Brent is tackling health inequalities during Covid

Covid’s death rate in London’s most diverse borough was very high one year ago but now there is hope

One year ago when the Guardian visited Brent for an in-depth report on how the injustices of the pandemic had been laid bare in London’s most diverse borough, it was a scene of grief. At least 36 people had died in Church End, a small, long-neglected neighbourhood.

This week the mood in Church End is different. Rhoda Ibrahim, who founded the Somali Advice and Forum of Information (SAAFI) and was key to raising the alarm on the disproportionate impact the virus was having on her community, is hopeful about the future. The borough’s weekly Covid death rate is low and it no longer ranks in the top 100 of local authorities.

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