VCS EP weekly Pulse Check newsletters

Cornwall VSF receives the Pulse Check newsletters from the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership, which give a snapshot of the needs – both level and subject – across the UK at the present time.

Please find below the newsletters in order, with the most recent being added to the top.

Citizens Advice Cornwall also produces monthly heat map data around current needs, for more localised information.

Recent Pulse checks

31 March 2021

  • 41% of respondents in the London, 18% in the Midlands & East, 26% in the North, 18% in the South East and 26% in the South West reported significant or major concerns about unmet needs in their area in the 14 days prior to data collection
  • Mental Health/Isolation, Hardship and Food Poverty were the most frequently mentioned unmet needs in the 14 days prior to data collection
  • 25% of respondents reported significant or major concerns about the capacity of the voluntary sector to respond to local needs in the 14 days prior to data collection
  • Increased Demand, Funding/Sustainability and Mental Health/Isolation were the most frequently mentioned issues affecting voluntary sector capacity in the 14 days prior to data collection

  • 45% of respondents in the London, 26% in the Midlands & East, 34% in the North, 13% in the South East and 32% in the South West reported significant or major concerns about unmet needs in their area in the 14 days prior to data collection.
  • Mental Health/Isolation, Hardship and Food Poverty were the most frequently mentioned unmet needs in the 14 days prior to data collection
  • 24% of respondents reported significant or major concerns about the capacity of the voluntary sector to respond to local needs in the 14 days prior to data collection
  • Increased Demand, Funding/Sustainability and Volunteers were the most frequently mentioned issues affecting voluntary sector capacity in the 14 days prior to data collection

Previous editions

From this week, the pulse-check will be published fortnightly.

  • 46% of respondents in the London, 26% in the Midlands & East, 43% in the North, 13% in the South East and 38% in the South West reported significant or major concerns about unmet needs in their area in the 14 days prior to data collection
  • Mental Health/Isolation, Hardship and Food Poverty were the most frequently mentioned unmet needs in the 14 days prior to data collection
  • 31% of respondents reported significant or major concerns about the capacity of the voluntary sector to respond to local needs in the 14 days prior to data collection
  • Funding/Sustainability, Volunteers and Mental Health/Wellbeing were the most frequently mentioned issues affecting voluntary sector capacity in the 14 days prior to data collection

  • 61% of respondents in the London, 32% in the Midlands & East, 43% in the North, 19% in the South East and 30% in the South West reported significant or major concerns about unmet needs in their area in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Mental Health/Isolation, Hardship and Food Poverty were the most frequently mentioned unmet needs in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • 30% of respondents reported significant or major concerns about the capacity of the voluntary sector to respond to local needs in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Service Delivery/Capacity, Funding/Sustainability, and Volunteering were the most frequently mentioned issues affecting voluntary sector capacity in the 7 days prior to data collection

  • 40% of respondents in the London, 36% in the Midlands & East, 39% in the North, 21% in the South East and 34% in the South West reported significant or major concerns about unmet needs in their area in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Service Delivery/Capacity, Mental Health/Isolation, Health and Hardship were the most frequently mentioned unmet needs in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • 29% of respondents reported significant or major concerns about the capacity of the voluntary sector to respond to local needs in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • 45% of respondents in the London, 28% in the Midlands & East, 41% in the North, 32% in the South East and 53% in the South West reported significant or major concerns about unmet needs in their area in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Service Delivery/Capacity, Mental Health/Isolation and Food Poverty were the most frequently mentioned unmet needs in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • 30% of respondents reported significant or major concerns about the capacity of the voluntary sector to respond to local needs in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • 47% of respondents in the London, 27% in the Midlands & East, 33% in the North, 35% in the South East and 65% in the South West reported significant or major concerns about unmet needs in their area in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Heath, Service Delivery/Capacity and Hardship were the most frequently mentioned unmet needs in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • 36% of respondents reported significant or major concerns about the capacity of the voluntary sector to respond to local needs in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Healthcare is now one of the top 4 priority concerns* across England in the next 14 days (slide 4)
  • 16% of respondents in the North, and 23% in Midlands & East, 19% in the South East and 28% in the South West reported significant or major concerns about unmet needs in their area in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Mental health, hardship and food were the most frequently mentioned unmet need in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • 24% of respondents reported significant or major concerns about the capacity of the voluntary sector to respond to local needs in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Funding / sustainability, demand and volunteers were the most frequently mentioned issues affecting voluntary sector capacity in the 7 days prior to data collection

  • 29% of respondents in the North and 17% in Midlands & East reported significant or major concerns about unmet needs in their area in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Mental health, hardship and food were the most frequently mentioned unmet need in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • 19% of respondents reported significant or major concerns about the capacity of the voluntary sector to respond to local needs in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Sustainability and demand were the most frequently mentioned issues affecting voluntary sector capacity in the 7 days prior to data collection

  • 22% of respondents in the North and 12% in London reported significant or major concerns about unmet needs in their area in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Food, hardship and mental health were the most frequently mentioned unmet need in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • 23% of respondents reported significant or major concerns about the capacity of the voluntary sector to respond to local needs in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Funding and sustainability were the most frequently mentioned issues affecting voluntary sector capacity in the 7 days prior to data collection

  • 46% of respondents in London and 29% in the North reported significant or major concerns about unmet needs in their area in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Mental health and hardship were the most frequently mentioned unmet need in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • 24% of respondents reported significant or major concerns about the capacity of the voluntary sector to respond to local needs in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Funding and increased demand were the most frequently mentioned issues affecting voluntary sector capacity in the 7 days prior to data collection

  • 22% of respondents reported significant or major concerns about unmet needs in their area in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Mental health was the most frequently mentioned unmet need in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • 19% of respondents reported significant or major concerns about the capacity of the voluntary sector to respond to local needs in the 7 days prior to data collection
  • Funding and increased demand were the most frequently mentioned issues affecting voluntary sector capacity in the 7 days prior to data collection