Horsham District Voluntary Sector Support, and Healthwatch West Sussex are working collaboratively to capture the COVID-19 experiences from voluntary and community organisations of their challenges, solutions, and future planning.
Our first report detailed the responses from our Online Resilience Survey completed by 16 organisations – click here to read the findings.
This report is drawn from 15 semi-structured conversations with voluntary organisations and community leaders’, all providing services within Horsham District. The conversations – telephone and virtual - were conducted during July and early August.
Our aim was to gain an understanding of the voluntary and community sector’s experiences of working through this extraordinary time.
These conversations have been developed into Individual Case Studies, which accompany this report to highlight how challenging the pandemic has been and how creative this sector has been, and continues to be, in response.
Our Resilience Survey and Case Studies provide a snapshot during a period of rapid change as the Lockdown measures were beginning to be eased. In total, this project has captured 31 voices from the voluntary sector in Horsham District.