The ‘resilience’ of community organisations during the COVID 19 pandemic: absorptive, adaptive and transformational capacity during a crisis response

DAYSON, Christopher, BIMPSON, Emma, ELLIS-PAINE, Angela, GILBERTSON, Janet and KARA, Helen (2021). The ‘resilience’ of community organisations during the COVID 19 pandemic: absorptive, adaptive and transformational capacity during a crisis response. Voluntary Sector Review.

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    Abstract

    This Research Note applies the concept of resilience to explore how the Leeds Neighbourhood Networks – 37 local community organisations supporting older people - responded to the COVID 19 pandemic. It highlights how understanding resilience as a capacity that can be absorptive, adaptive or transformative helps describe the response of community organisations during the pandemic, highlighting a process of ongoing adjustment and innovation as the pandemic evolved.We suggest that the concept of resilience is helpful in this context for understanding how community organisations responded to the emergent nature of the crisis, but it is less effective at revealing why that may have been the case. This limitation notwithstanding, we argue that absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity ought to be desirable attributes of community organisations if they are distributed equitably and enable them to fulfil their mission and contribute to social change.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 1503 Business and Management; 1605 Policy and Administration
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1332/204080521X16190270778389
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2021 14:13
    Last Modified: 29 Jun 2021 11:30
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28547

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