Project: Sensemakers: COVID to Recovery
Sortified will gather and share learning from successful and unsuccessful approaches to adaption and resilience from a range of organisations and sectors. The Sensemakers project plans to explore and understand what approaches have worked, why they worked and why others failed, and how the successful examples could be replicated by other enterprises to support their recovery. It will work with three partner organisations on this project; CASE, CERT and Kai-zen CIC have already been supporting social businesses across the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber through the initial crisis phase of Covid-19 and have seen a range of approaches and challenges faced by the sector. Using this on-the-ground experience alongside regional and national data sets, from Social Enterprise UK and others, the partners will have a good understanding of the true impact of Covid-19 across the region and the overall state of the sector.
The project will then test support options to inform learning about adaptation for recovery, which can be shared widely across the sector. It will begin with a period of research and engagement across both regions, the UK and, if applicable, internationally, to source useful and relevant case studies. These case studies along with business support solutions and examples of good practice will be accessible to organisations online, highlighting new ways to operate or deliver. Social businesses will be able to access current examples of how they can develop new ways of working to recover from the impact of Covid-19 and become more resilient in the future.