In response to the current Coronavirus crisis, WCVA ran a series of events entitled ‘Preparing for Different Futures’, which explored how the voluntary sector has been affected by and continues to respond to the pandemic.
The third event in this series focused on what effects the pandemic has had on delivering services and how these challenges may continue to evolve in the future.
Many organisations, where possible, have had to change the in-person services they offer to online ones. Organisations found that while they were able to engage beyond geographical boundaries, there are concerns over the digitally excluded. Collaboration and changing the way organisations engage with others were cited as important factors moving forward.
A recording of the session is also free to view on our YouTube channel.
Blogs that summarise the discussion
Jess Blair sums up discussions with the voluntary sector from the events in our Preparing for Different Futures series.
- How the voluntary sector has been affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic
- How we can build on the community response to coronavirus
- Delivering services post COVID-19
- COVID-19 and influencing decision makers
- COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis
Preparing for different futures series – the follow up
COVID-19 has impacted on everybody’s lives. The lockdown has forced us all to do things differently, and to do different things. It has opened new possibilities – good and bad.
As policy-makers start to look ahead, these events provide a space to share learning, consider implications for the future and discuss what this means for decision-making today.
Although the series of six events concluded on Thursday 18 June, the conversations around these topics and others, continues. We want to continue to learn from the sector and use these discussions in our wider work.
The reports on the last two events are available below:
- New report: Financial impact of COVID-19 on voluntary organisations
- New report: building on the community response to COVID-19
This series will conclude with a report that covers four key questions we tackled throughout each session.
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