Community inclusion, equality, and diversity survey

The Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership (VCSEP) is inviting representatives of local community organisations – particularly those with an equality and inclusion agenda – to take part in short, paid interviews.

The VCSEP is a collective of over 230 local and national organisations that share the aim of improving the timeliness, quality and relevance of emergency support to those who need it most.

The partnership connects 30 national organisations and over 200 local organisations in this shared endeavour, enabled by a small national and regional secretariat. At a local level, if an organisation, statutory agency, or community is having trouble meeting a need, the local partner is able to connect to regional and national colleagues to try to source the help. During the Covid-19 pandemic this has ranged from sourcing PPE, technology and food parcels to building volunteer capacity.

The VCSEP is now looking for ways to learn from the pandemic and make recommendations at local, regional and national levels. They wish to gather information on the experiences of equality, diversity and inclusion across marginalised communities, in order to learn from them, build better representation into future work and make recommendations to partners.

In order to do this, the partnership is inviting representatives of community groups to take part in a short interview about their organisation, the communities they work with and their experiences over the last 12-18 months.

The interview will take no more than 15-20 minutes. If you take part, a contribution of a £100 will be made to your organisation, to cover or your time and involvement.

To book your interview please call Lancashire BME Network on 01254 392974 or email raeesah.patel@lancashirebmenetwork.org.uk.

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