The national Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership has created a survey, the weekly pulse, as part of the sector's pandemic response. The Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea (VCKC), in partnership with Kensington and Chelsea Social Council, is responsible for the weekly response from RBKC.
The aim of the survey is to pool up-to-date intelligence from every borough and district in the UK about local needs - from food and shelter to domestic violence - to help target scarce resources and to remove barriers to meeting those needs.
The survey covers a wide range of needs, so information will need to come from a range of organisations. Voluntary and community organisations that have local insight, and statutory partners, can all help. The survey data isn't supposed to be comprehensive, more to give a sense of where things currently stand.
A brief email, or a text, on a Monday, giving a sense of how things are going from the perspective of agencies with an overview of, housing or domestic violence needs, mental health or digital exclusion, will help to give a more accurate picture for the borough.
Please contact Michael Ashe, CEO of VCKC, if you have questions or the expertise to contribute.
Mobile: 07858 910 091