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Latest York CVS News

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Meet our new Director of Development, Sue Collins

As chair of York CVS, I am delighted to introduce our new Director of Development, Sue Collins. Having survived a rigorous selection process designed and delivered by Sarah Armstrong and others from CVS, Sue joined us at the end of September, bringing much experience...

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Community engagement: Moving to co-production

The need for culture change underpins our ambitions to transform the heath and care system. We simply cannot keep doing what we are doing. We need to move away from paternalistic, interventionist services. We need to empower people to take better care of themselves....

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Why human rights?

I think it’s fair to say that most people working in the voluntary sector in York would say that they support human rights. However, would the same people say that they work directly on human rights issues? Fewer still would probably couch their work in the language...

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“York CVS provides a support backdrop for the voluntary sector. A small charity can feel part of a larger network.”

Lesley Schatzberger, Jessie’s Fund

“Just ask. If they cant help they will probably know somebody who can.”

David Smith, The Retreat

“Having CVS in the background helped YNET to adapt to the regular changes in legislation for charities.”

Dr Mike Phythian, York Natural Environment Trust

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