- Year of publication
- Inspiring Scotland
Covid has supercharged inequalities, underlining and increasing pre-existing areas of disadvantage.
Organisations are resourceful, robust, adaptable and are striving to maintain quality services
The voluntary sector is incredibly innovative and resilient, but many are stretched financially and emotionally.
Young People hard to re-engage as they face an uncertain future.
Increased joint working between local authorities and voluntary sector who have had the contacts and knowledge to be able to identify the most vulnerable people.
Covid-19 Areas for support moving forward:
There is a sharper focus on strategic planning and business development
Flexibility in business model and service delivery is required
Increased use of technology and social media will be a positive for service delivery – additional skills are required
Provided an opportunity for a focus on partnerships and collaborations and has highlighted where this can be improved.
Highlighted the least adaptable organisations, those most in need of additional input, assistance and learning opportunities.
Covid-19 Notable successes for charities:
Adapting business models and service delivery
Charities developing new programmes that keep service users engaged and motivated (particularly young people)
Sharing challenges and successes
Collaboration at local level to provide joined up response
Online delivery which has broadened their reach - additional geographies as well as capacity
Accessing private sector support
Supporting the wellbeing of their staff
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