Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester (VAAC) and Healthwatch West Sussex (HWWS) are working collaboratively to gather information from VCS leaders about the impact of COVID 19 on their organisation; the challenges, concerns and future plans.
The learning from this survey will help our integrated care system to be more responsive to the changing needs of communities as they navigate an uncertain future and define a new normal.
This report provides a snapshot of the views captured via our online Resilience Survey completed by 44 VCS organisations that provide services across the Arun and Chichester area. The survey was designed in conjunction with sector leaders and consisted of 21 questions to assess the impact of COVID 19 on service provision, staff, volunteers, service users, funding and forward planning. The survey was promoted through e-bulletins from VAAC and HWWS.
We are also working with Sussex Community Foundation (SCF) who will use the survey information to help plan and shape their funding of grants to best meet the needs of the VCS at this time.