COVID-19: Impact on communities and priorities on recovery
17/03/2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
This informal event is a further opportunity to engage with researchers from the Scottish Government Covid-19 Modelling and Analysis Hub. Previous sessions with the same team’s input have been very informative and have been highly rated. This latest session will provide an opportunity to consider the implications of their latest research for people’s future health and wellbeing, and for social renewal and the reshaping of services in our communities. It will provide a platform for participants to share their perspectives on the current landscape and put forward their own views on recovery and social renewal.
A year on from the outbreak of Covid-19 in the UK and the landscape is now a complex one. The efforts of UK and Scottish governments, the NHS and Public Health Scotland to bring the virus under control continue, with Test and Protect, mass vaccination, continued lockdowns and relentless public health messaging key planks of their strategy. In parallel to this, the agenda for social and economic renewal is becoming ever more pressing. Third sector organisations are very often at the frontline in seeing and dealing with the impact across Scotland’s communities of repeated lockdowns, social distancing, furloughing, job losses, home schooling and shielding. Impacts that have tested people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing, brought social isolation and loneliness, and tested people’s resilience.
This event is designed for people working (or volunteering) in the voluntary and community health sectors, and will be of interest to others involved in the wider third sector, including housing associations and social enterprises, as well as the NHS, health and social care partnerships, further and higher education institutions.
Chaired by Claire Stevens, Chief Executive of Voluntary Health Scotland.
Contact Lauren Blair if you have any questions.