Connected Voice has launched its latest research publication, Voices of the Pandemic, featuring case studies from VCSE organisations across Newcastle and Gateshead. The report looks back at what people were facing as we went into lockdown, and how organisations and their beneficiaries feel now as we start to look to the future.
For this research Connected Voice focussed on the experience of organisations supporting groups of people who were more likely to be affected by the pandemic. For example, older people, asylum seekers, carers, and people with disabilities. It demonstrates the creativity and responsiveness of VCSE organisations to meet the unprecedented challenges they faced, and the responsiveness and flexibility of local funders that was key in enabling the local Covid response.
A range of local organisations, including Search Newcastle, The Comfrey Project, Tyneside Women’s Health and Age UK Gateshead, share their experiences.
Read the Voices of the pandemic report.