Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester


VAAC Research (Community Based)

By working with our colleagues in the Voluntary and Community sector, we have curated a series of independent Community Based case studies showing examples of organisations that have adapted during the coronavirus, and considers what the future holds for them.

Case Studies

Fri 8 January 2021

Lavant Support Group - how they adapted during the COVID-19 crisis

Lavant Support Group

Lavant is a civil parish in the Chichester District of West Sussex, 2.2 miles north of Chichester. It includes three villages: Mid Lavant and East Lavant, and West Lavant which flows from East Dean to Chichester.

Lavant has a high proportion of elderly people and more vulnerable people who had been advised to self-isolate in their own homes. Some are widows, widowers and incredibly lonely. Lavant is very aware of its community. We are conscious that people do not like to ask for help. We are supported by the Church and Parish Council the Lavant Support Group (COVID-19) was set up.

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Fri 8 January 2021

Selsey Community Forum - how they adapted during the COVID-19 crisis

Selsey Community Forum

In a relatively isolated seaside town, Selsey Community Forum is a partnership of local voluntary organisations which, in cooperation with the statutory and commercial sectors, seeks to identify and meet local needs.

Our current services mainly involve social support to the local community which is provided through the Selsey Care Shop. We are also involved in providing a safe cycle route from Selsey to Chichester.

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