Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester


Local Coronavirus Research

VAAC and Healthwatch West Sussex are working together to support the Voluntary Sector during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The following reports show the voluntary sector’s reponse to COVID-19

The third report looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) locally. It illustrates the characteristics and challenges of the VCS response to the pandemic, and makes recommendations for how the sector can become more sustainable and continue to be responsive to the communities’ needs.

The following case studies support this work.

Arts/Skills Development
Community Based
Advice and Information
Health and Wellbeing
Adults, Children and Families

VAAC - Leading in response to the changing needs of the VCSE in Arun and Chichester

“The VCSE is ‘here to give hope’. We are part of the solution to recover and rebuild, addressing the inequalities that exist within our communities. We do not know when it is going to end but the sector will keep going. A reality check is important. Everybody needs to provide encouragement, support and communication, working as collective organisations.”

Our recent report shows that infrastructure organisations have a key role to play in helping the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE) survive the Covid-19 pandemic, and grow to meet the increasing needs within our communities. The report looks at the current state of the VCSE sector in Arun and Chichester, illustrates the key areas of support that the sector needs going forward and outlines how VAAC (Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester) can deliver this support and enable the sector to rebuild.

Giving voluntary and community organisations in Arun and Chichester Districts the tools they need to succeed

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