COVID-19 & the role of VCSE sector in Northern England in responding to the needs of marginalised communities: a qualitative focus group study

Scott, Steph, McGowan, Vic, Wildman, Jo, Bidmead, Elaine, Hartley, Jane, Mathews, Claire, James, Becky, Sullivan, Claire, Bambra, Clare and Sowden, Sarah (2021) COVID-19 & the role of VCSE sector in Northern England in responding to the needs of marginalised communities: a qualitative focus group study. In: Public Health Science 2021, 26 November 2021, Online.

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Abstract

Introduction & Aims:
The Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector has a crucial role in supporting the health and wellbeing of people who are marginalised or who have multiple complex needs(1). COVID-19 has had a disproportionately detrimental impact on the North of England(2); increasing pre-existing health inequalities(3) and exacerbating vulnerability and marginalisation of certain groups within society. There is limited understanding on the impact of COVID-19 on the VCSE sector1. We aimed to understand perceptions of those working in the VCSE sector and examine the effect of COVID-19 on VCSE organisations in Northern England as they respond to the needs of marginalised communities. This research formed one component of a regional multiagency Health Inequalities Impact Assessment(4).

References:
(1) Dayson, C., & Woodward, H. (2021). Capacity through Crisis: The Role and Contribution of the VCSE Sector in Sheffield during the COVID-19 Pandemic
(2) Munford, L., Khavandi, S., et al, (2021). A year of COVID-19 in the North: Regional inequalities in health and economic outcomes, Northern Health Science Alliance, Newcastle.
(3) Bambra, C., Riordan, R., Ford, J., & Matthews, F. (2020). The COVID-19 pandemic and health inequalities. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, jech-2020-214401.
(4) North East Health Inequalities Impact Assessment, 2021 https://arc-nenc.nihr.ac.uk/projects/covid-19-health-inequalities-impact-assessment-for-the-north-east/ [accessed Nov 2022]

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Departments: Centre for Research in Health and Society (CRIHS)
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2023 19:16
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2023 19:30
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6829

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