Wandsworth Care Alliance (WCA) commissioned IAP Consulting to conduct research into the state of the voluntary sector in the borough in late 2021.
Much of the research was undertaken whilst lockdown arrangements were still in place and when the pandemic was very much a current issue. At that time, the current cost-of-living concerns was only just beginning to emerge. Between the completion of most of the research and the publication of this report, local elections took place in the Borough which resulted in the first change of administration within the council since 1978. All these factors provide a context for much of the qualitative research.
The brief sought information to:
● Provide accurate intelligence for the Voluntary and Community Sector (VSC) organisations, partners and commissioners.
● Increase WCA’s understanding of how best to support existing and new organisations and groups.
● Inform the development of targeted services or support.
● Explore the impact of other key external issues.
Please find the full report attached as a pdf below:
Our findings and recommendations presentation can be found here:
The presentation that IAP Consulting made can be found here:
And here is the video from the IAP Consulting presentation: