Coronavirus evidence library


The Evidence Library is a resource for anyone interested in the voluntary sector in Scotland. Managed by SCVO, the library signposts to research and evidence produced by, or on, the voluntary sector. For further information email:

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Bank of England Monetary Policy Report May 2020

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Latest report from the Bank of England includes economic outlook predictions and likely scenarios in wake of COVID-19. An illustrative scenario for the economic outlook (p12) Key predictions include - GDP likely to drop by 14% in 2020, but are predict… hits Read more

Connect Parent/Carer Survey: How are you doing?

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Connect's survey captures the experiences, concerns and fears of over 1500 parents and carers in Scotland during the first weeks of the coronavirus lockdown. Key findings • 59% of parents identified at least one concern or worry about the current s… hits Read more

COVID-19 Impact on Charities. (December 2020)

This report details the findings from a survey with over 2,500 charities to help provide a snapshot of the impact of the pandemic on a large and representative cross section of Scottish charities. Carried out in November 2020, it builds on the comprehensive data gathered from OSC… hits Read more

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Survey (August 2021)

This paper presents the findings from SCVO’s survey on the use of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) by third sector organisations in Scotland. The survey had 69 complete responses, while this response rate may not be large enough to draw any definitive or repres… hits Read more

Rescue and recovery: Covid-19, jobs and income security (August 2020)

This report from IPPR highlights three key challenges facing the UK's labour market in the current recession and the coming jobs crisis. It makes recommendations to government, including replacing the furlough scheme with a ‘Coronavirus Work Sharing Scheme' (CWSS) come October.… hits Read more

Weathering the storm: PBE Covid Charity Tracker (August 2020)

Pro Bono Economics have published the results of their Covid Charity Tracker survey for the period 3 to 7 August. The survey drew 455 responses from across the UK and beyond. Key findings include, As a result of covid: 85% of charities expect a negative financial impact… hits Read more

Living in poverty was bad for your health before COVID-19. (August 2020)

This report from the Health Foundation looks at the link between health and income. It explores the nature of the economic shocks experienced in recent years, including those stemming from COVID-19, and the consequences these might have on people’s health. It then considers how w… hits Read more

COVID-19: Learning Report (August 2020)

This report is based on learning gathered by the Life Changes Trust during the lockdown caused by COVID-19. It covers both the young people with care experience programme and the dementia programme. The report includes some of the challenges arising from covid-19 and the oppor… hits Read more

South of Scotland Third Sector: A Partnership Approach to Covid-19 Response and Recovery Planning (August 2020)

This report is the result of analysis of a series of interviews with third sector organisations (TSOs) across the South of Scotland throughout May and June 2020, and a wider perspective gleaned through discussions with the sector and partners throughout the same period. The third… hits Read more

Embedding New Ways of Working: Implications for the Post-Pandemic Workplace (September 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the labour market. Substantial reduction in economic activity and the consequent drop in demand for labour, alongside social distancing rules, have pushed employers to adapt their working practices. This report focuses on how… hits Read more