Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) have published a research report based on the responses received so far from their nation-wide survey; looking in depth at the impact of Coronavirus on social enterprises, how social enterprises are adapting to the crisis and how they can be better supported through it.
The report shows that social enterprises are at the forefront of solutions to the crisis, on the health and social care front line and providing crucial community support to the most vulnerable. It also shows that many social enterprises are struggling, falling through the cracks in support and leaving their communities, beneficiaries and staff exposed.
The survey is still open and Social Enterprise UK are still looking for more submissions to help build an evidence base for the impacts of Coronavirus on social enterprises and what is needed for the subsequent recovery. You can contribute to this important research in two ways:
To get involved in the national 'Save Our Social Enterprises' campaign and to support the call from social enterprise sector bodies for more support for social enterprises and co-operatives in response to the Coronavirus crisis, follow this link.