New Year Reflections 2021
As 2021 draws to a close and we find ourselves once more placed under restrictions and facing the huge uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic, the place of the Third Sector in our communities is highlighted once again. In the forced isolation of the last eighteen months, we have discovered the huge need for community response, connection and pulling together, which is where the Third Sector really finds its niche in today’s world. We represent the interface to connect people with services that can improve their lives, to connect people-with-people and to promote the social cohesion we all need in order to come back from – and build back better from – the most challenging period in recent times.
At CVS Inverclyde, we have had a very full year reacting to the challenges of the Pandemic – both in the wider community, and as an organisation. I am very proud of our team’s response in each of these areas, continuing to adapt our working practices support a strong and effective Third Sector in Inverclyde. We know the pandemic will continue to present challenges for some time yet, but we are committed to supporting the Third Sector in Inverclyde to continue improving the lives of our local community and tackling the social inequalities so starkly spotlighted by the Pandemic.
As 2021 ends, we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our members, partner organisations from the third and public sector, funders, volunteers and the people and communities we have their unwavering support and commitment during the most challenging of times. We are very proud to be the TSI for Inverclyde.
We look ahead with hope, vision and ambition to 2022, which we hope will bring opportunity for all. We look forward to launching our Strategic Plan 2022 – 2025 and continued partnership working.
Wishing you all a healthy and happier New Year,
Charlene Elliott, CEO CVS Inverclyde