Enabling the Voluntary and Community sector in Arun & Chichester to support people beyond the COVID-19 pandemic - report 3

This is our 3rd report. In this report we will be drawing information from our series of semi-structured conversations (carried out by telephone/virtual), with voluntary and community service leaders, who have worked through this extraordinary time.
Friends of Chichester Hospital

Over the last five months, Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester, and Healthwatch West Sussex have been engaging with voluntary and community service leaders and other stakeholders across the Arun and Chichester area to learn about their COVID-19 experience - the challenges, solutions, and forward planning.

See report 1, and report 2

These conversations took place during mid-May to early August with 33 organisations, which are inclusive of Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester members, new emerging local groups and key stakeholders. Many of these conversations have been turned into individual case studies, which accompany this report.

The focus of this report is on three main themes:

  1. Immediate risks to service provision which includes supporting volunteers, service users, and members.
  2. Increases in areas of need.
  3. Recommendations on how the voluntary and community sector can survive and increase its sustainability in the short and medium term.

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Healthwatch - VAAC - Enabling the Voluntary and Community sector to support people beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

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