VHS has conducted a survey of our member organisations and wider network to help establish the impact COVID-19 is having on the health and wellbeing of people supported by organisations and on organisations’ own ability to continue supporting people. This briefing sets out the top-line results of the research and highlights the speed, creativity and flexibility that the third sector is demonstrating as it responds to the crisis, as well as the substantial challenges and barriers it is facing. We are using the briefing to inform policy makers, funders and other decision makers and to foster stronger partnership and collaboration between and across sectors as this uncertain and difficult time continues.
Read the full briefing here – VHS Briefing – impact of COVID-19 on voluntary health organisations March 2020
The survey ran from 26th March to 31st March 2020 and we received 143 responses from a wide range health charities and other voluntary and third sector organisations involved in supporting people’s health and wellbeing.