Covid-19 Rural Communities Survey Round 2

SRA have published a report on the second round of their Covid -19 Rural Communities survey. Responses collected from 349 people between July and August this year highlight a greater sense of anxiety, and trust and resourcing at a low ebb.

35% of respondents thought that government was not as good as it had been earlier in listening to communities and there is a lack of clarity around resources to support recovery.

Rural communities want greater local resourcing and power, and have clear asks of government:

  • deliver political and economic stability
  • continue supporting those most affected financially by the pandemic
  • focus on job creation
  • improve broadband infrastructure, transport networks and housing
  • increase provision for mental health’.

Read the full report here: SRA COVID-19 Survey Report – Round 2 August 2020