This talk will be given by Gavin Watson. Gavin is the Executive Officer of Diamond Valley Community Support (DVCS), which is located in Greensborough. DVCS is an independent not-for-profit community organisation that provides emergency relief, material aid, information and referral support to people in hardship, financial and/or personal crisis in the north-east Banyule and Nillumbik areas. Each year they assist around 5,000 local residents. They are funded through a variety of sources and rely heavily on a volunteer workforce.
Gavin will speak about a Covid-19 pandemic hardship and crisis impact study undertaken by DVCS in 2021 to determine the full impact of the covid lockdowns on the local community.