Time: 10.00am – 12.00.pm
Venue: Zoom Video Conference
The last year has brought considerable hardship to the voluntary and community sector and voluntary organisations have faced challenges in responding. The sector in Ealing is diverse and the crisis has impacted differently. Many have seen rising demand for services, a dramatic reduction in income, difficulty in providing support in lockdown and less staff and volunteer capacity, however the community-led response has been incredible – in the places we live and online. People have come together to help each other with food, medicine and friendship. Voluntary organisations, large and small, have responded swiftly and often innovatively and are key partners in a successful recovery programme.
In collaboration with the London Borough of Ealing and NHS Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group, EHCVS’s annual state of the sector review will be hosting a focus event to give a platform to the voices of the sector and we would like to invite our voluntary sector colleagues to participate in this event, as an attendee you will be either a community or voluntary sector group engaged in delivery to the residents of Ealing. Your will have the opportunity to discuss your views and feed directly into LBE and CCG policy considerations.
The aim of this event is to understand what the current state of the VCSE sector is in four areas:
· Impact of COVID
· Changes in operations and funding
· Emerging opportunities / Recovery post pandemic
· Challenges and sector needs going forward
We look forward to meeting with you and hearing your views.