The Coronavirus is having a huge impact across Greater Manchester Poverty Action’s network. Public, private and VCSE sector organisations are thinking about how they maintain and adapt services to response to emerging needs. The situation will have a significant impact on people experiencing poverty, and on responses to poverty, both in the short and long-term.
Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) is seeking to gather intelligence to understand the impact of coronavirus on service delivery and responses to poverty. They have launched two surveys:
• Food providers survey: This survey is for food banks, food clubs/ pantries and providers of hot meals. It includes specific questions about the impact of the virus on stock and volunteer and client numbers.
• VCSE organisations survey (other than food providers): This survey is for VCSE organisations whose work supports people in ways other than through food provision. We want to understand the impact of the virus.
Please complete the survey that is most relevant to you. Each survey should take less than ten minutes to complete.
The information gathered through the surveys will be used to inform conversations GMPA are engaging in at a Greater Manchester and local authority level as to the impact of coronavirus on poverty.
Given the nature of the current situation you are encouraged to respond to the survey as soon as possible. The results will be analysed as they come in. However, it is likely the survey will be kept open for several weeks to gather data on an ongoing basis.