Cost of Living Crisis Puts Squeeze on Communities

Cost of Living Crisis Puts Squeeze on Communities

The UK is currently in the grip of the most severe cost of living crisis seen for decades.  High inflation and sharply rising fuel bills are pushing more and more people into poverty and hardship.  Charities and community groups, alongside local authorities and health services, are amongst those looking to provide help and support.

The financial situation is not just affecting us all as individuals but also impacting significantly on businesses – both private and charitable.  During the month of September, SCVO is running a survey for all local community groups, voluntary organisations, not-for-profit bodies and charities, seeking to understand how the rising costs of everyday supplies and services are, and are going to, affect our sector in Sandwell.

The survey will aim to bring together insight and information so we can better understand the risks and pressures over the coming months, and how this may impact on support for residents and sustainability for voluntary organisations.

The survey is short and should only take a few minutes to complete.

To access the VCS Impact Survey please go to

SCVO will use the information gathered through the survey to consider what support can be offered, brokered or sought for local charities and groups, as well as sharing this insight with local strategic partner organisations.

Please complete the survey by Friday, 30th September 2022.


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