The State of the Sector Report has been produced by Nifty Sustainability CIC and Leeds Beckett as part of Harnessing the Power of Communities work, funded by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group, to make sure the third sector is a sustainable, central part of the health and care system – recognising that the person-centred approach of the third sector is key.

The findings have been carefully reviewed to identify gaps and where additional research is needed, particularly to ensure underrepresented groups and least heard voices are reflected.