Dealing with Social Isolation: Survey & Webinar
In February 2022, BEARR launched a survey to facilitate the sharing of ideas, best practices and innovative approaches to working with vulnerable groups suffering from social isolation due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read the results here.
Prior to launching our 2022 survey, we reviewed 143 responses to our 2021 survey and found that social isolation among different vulnerable groups was widely reported by CSOs in our region.
One of the main concerns for organisations working with different vulnerable groups was that anti-Covid measures have inhibited their ability to provide services to people with disabilities, the elderly, low-income households etc. Limitations on indoor gatherings – and in some cases even closures of centres where the sessions for these groups had already been scheduled – meant that many organisations felt they lacked the means to work with their beneficiaries properly. However, our 2021 survey also showed that the need for support had significantly increased, as the Covid pandemic intensified various social issues and continues to do so.
The BEARR Trust launched a new 2022 survey for CSOs to facilitate the sharing of ideas, best practices, and innovative approaches to working with vulnerable groups suffering from social isolation due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We hoped to hear from CSOs in the region through both their contributions to this survey and though their participation in a webinar in spring 2022, where best practices were to be presented and discussed. However, this work was interrupted by the full-scale invasion of Ukraine and we were unable to hold the webinar as planned.
Please click here for the results of the 2022 survey.