How you can help new research into community need

25th July 2017

South Yorkshire's Community Foundation (SYCF) is undertaking new research into community needs, community members and the issues that are challenging the well-being of our region.

The reporting will also focus on what needs to be done and how it can be achieved. SYCF is calling for participants to take part in the short survey and help create a clear picture of the region. The research and reporting aims to provide a health check for the South Yorkshire community across 10 social themes and a range of subjects. It also aims to recognise and celebrate the community activities and successes already taking place, whilst identifying where improvements are needed. Ruth Willis, CEO of South Yorkshire's Community Foundation said: -The findings of the Vital Signs report will provide us with a clear indication of the issues our community is facing. -It shines a light on the concerns and fears that require attention and provides an impetus for action. -By identifying where there is the most need or a growing need, we can offer more effective support to the community organisations already working so hard to better their area. -At the same time we can draw awareness to the areas that need more funding and support to meet local needs. -With this advanced reporting in place we can engage the wider community individuals and businesses - to work with us and be a part of the solution to the issues that our new Vital Signs reporting will identify. -The more people who complete the short survey the better so if you haven't already please spare a few minutes and have your say on your community. To complete the survey, go to: www.sycf.org.uk/vitalsigns/

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