Our research and evaluations
There is growing evidence that public policy to improve health equity needs to focus on the social determinants of health. Our community-driven approach to addressing health inequalities provides a strong evidence base to support this strategy.
Evaluations of our funding programmes provide strong quantitative and qualitative evidence and important learning for practical, local action on the social determinants of health.
Case studies from independent evaluations of our funding programmes provide examples of practical solutions from local people. They demonstrate the impact of resident-led projects in inspiring positive change and reveal important learning about the challenges and opportunities.
Responding to consultations is one of the ways we can influence to tackle health inequalities, and ensure the views of the people living and experiencing disadvantage are heard and listened to.
"We were absolutely invisible."
New report on the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health of grassroots voluntary and community sector workers reveals heightened concern about the level of mental health support which VCS organisations are now having to offer.
- 97%of organisations identified mental health support as their biggest challenge ahead (97% in April 2021 and 90% in November 2021).
- 82%of VCS project leaders were concerned about staff burnout in the next six-months.