‘A Community Response to Covid’

Published: 26 January 2021
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‘A Community Response to Covid’ report
Dr Sarah Lloyd-Jones and Dr Duncan Holtom

This report focuses on the role that community and voluntary sector groups and organisations and particularly those working with specific communities, played in supporting people during the first lockdown which began in March 2020.

Building Communities Trust and the Llechi, Glo a Chefn Gwlad partnership commissioned research to understand the extent to which having existing community organisations located within neighbourhoods allowed for enhanced support to their populations during the first lockdown.

The research also looked at how county wide bodies in Wales (notably local authorities and county voluntary councils) planned and delivered support to those communities and the extent to which this was done with community- based organisations.

In total, 51 people were interviewed. Research focused on seven Welsh counties (Bridgend, Cardiff, Gwynedd, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire and Wrexham). Across the seven areas, representatives from 19 community organisations and groups and each of the seven county voluntary councils (CVCs) and local authorities were interviewed. Additional insight was provided through interviews with those closely involved in the crisis response at a community or national level, such as councillors and national organisations.

You can download ‘A Community Response to Covid’ here
Gallwch lawrlwytho ‘A Ymateb Cymunedau I Covid’ yma






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