Charities Responding to COVID-19

Our report presents research into the ways charities have been impacted by the crisis and the critical support they continue to provide people facing complex social issues during the COVID-19 crisis.

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This report presents original research showing the ways small and local charities have been impacted by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, and their response.

The report was conducted the research team from  Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. 

COVID-19 is imposing fast, deep and profound challenges on all aspects of our economy and society and that charities and those they support are inevitably impacted by the crisis. Many charities, particularly those that are small and local like those funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, are stepping up to provide critical support to people facing complex social issues. 

The research findings show that these charities are supporting people who face heightened risks around COVID-19 such as homeless people, refugees, people with mental ill health, people who are more vulnerable to being infected because of weakened immune systems due to dependency, those with mental ill health or men and women affected by domestic abuse for whom staying at home or self-isolation heightens risks and harm.

Charities have also had to rapidly adjust how they operate, turning services and support that were all about social contact into something online and remote. At the same time, more people are seeking their help and their needs are multi-layered. This requires more resource, time, expertise and equipment.