Over 60% of community groups have closed or decreased services during Covid-19


More than 60% of community groups have been forced to close or decrease their services, research by community charity Groundwork has found. Despite these findings, 67% of respondents say there is more need in their communities.

The report, Community groups in a crisis: insights from the first six months of the Covid-19 pandemic, examined the effect that Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions have had on community groups and their local delivery. Over 2,600 people responded to a survey by Groundwork about the effect Covid-19 had on community groups during the last six months and what this might mean as we enter a second lockdown.

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