The Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) in Sheffield responded swiftly and effectively to the Covid-19 pandemic, with a map of support available online by 20 March, and the start of the hub network in place by the same time. This report sets out what was achieved in the first three months of the pandemic and reflects on the challenges ahead. The VCS response came out of long lasting, well established and trusted relationships in communities. It was highly effective because it focused on need and was agile and flexible. Organisations shared intelligence and best practice openly, ensuring hubs were well informed and enabling good connections with city wide structures.

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