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We aim to keep the third sector in York updated with all of the latest news and information about events.

Spotlight on: Abbie, Healthwatch York Apprentice

It's always exciting when there is a new smiley face around the office here! We interviewed Abbie, the Healthwatch York Apprentice, to find out more about her role. Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m Abbie, the Healthwatch York Apprentice. I have a busy schedule at the...

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Making Time for Talent by Jane Hustwit Chair York CVS

In York there are people in our sector wondering about business development, how to create and deliver strong business policies, what’s the best way to tackle staff development and all sorts of other practical issues.  And then there are others, working elsewhere, who...

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The York ME Community By Bill Clayton

The text below was a recent unexpected arrival in the York CVS enquiries inbox. Written by Bill Clayton who runs the York ME Community, it is both positive and informative. We wanted to share his story with you. I love living in York, and have done since I chose it as...

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10% off Priory Street Centre rooms in August

If you’re looking for; » affordable city centre room hire, » quality catering, » stress free IT set up and support, » fully accessible ground floor rooms and a warm welcome, then look no further than The Priory Street Centre.  There’s never been a better time to give...

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OCAY Moving to York CVS on 15th August

Why did OCAY choose York CVS? “Having seen how much York CVS has grown and developed over the last 18 months and having used CVS facilities on a regular basis, we were already aware of the quality of what is available. It therefore made sense to look at The Priory...

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Temporary Micklegate Traffic Restrictions

As part of a £1.5 million restoration scheme to preserve and protect York’s medieval city walls – announced by City of York Council last month – road closures will be needed in Micklegate to allow the restoration works to be carried out safely. The first phase will...

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Co-production: A Strategy for York

Underpinning our ambitions to transform our health and care system is the need for culture change. We simply cannot keep doing what we are doing. We need to empower people to take better care of themselves by supporting communities to develop their own solutions to...

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Growing Green Spaces in York

  I’m about three chapters into a new book.  It’s called Happy City; it’s enthralling.  So far  I have been really drawn to the ideas of the Mayor of Happy – remarkably working in Bogota, in Columbia, South America.  His approach is simple. "What are our needs...

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Introducing Jennie Pollitt…The Priory Street Centre Team

My role at the Priory Street Centre is customer service assistant. I set up any of our six conference rooms for events and meetings and configure the rooms in specific ways if that’s what customers have asked for. I also make sure that any IT equipment that’s been...

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My recent visit to The Kings Fund

Jasmine Howard Ways to Wellbeing Coordinator Social prescribing: from rhetoric to reality I’m Jasmine Howard, Ways To Wellbeing Coordinator at York CVS. Recently, I was lucky enough to attend the above conference at the renowned Kings Fund.  Social prescribing is a...

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Findings of the York Flood Inquiry: Summary January 2017

The York Independent Flood inquiry has published its report and you can read the detailed findings here. The inquiry includes a wide range of recommendations, including: improved communications between the Environment Agency and other organisations, a siren or...

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Micklegate closure

Are you planning on visiting the Priory Street Centre? Please note that the road through Micklegate Bar between its junctions with George Hudson Street and St Martin’s Lane is closing for five weeks starting Monday 30 January. Access will be therefore be restricted....

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Christmas floods – what we would have done in 2017

This time last year we were clearing up the city after the devastating floods on Boxing Day. Hundreds of homes and businesses were affected and even now, many lives have not returned to normal. One positive story which emerged from the flooding was the amount of...

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Big Lottery Fund (BIG): Reaching Communities

BIG are investigating some new ways of working with applicants to the Reaching Communities Fund. These are being tested in our region. The changes are based on feedback and are designed to make the application process simpler, easier and more accessible. Now, if you...

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Changes in commissioning

You may be aware of recent changes to commissioning by large organisations, such as the local authority and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). There is a move to have more 'joined up' working at local level - encouraging organisations to work together to deliver...

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A tale of two cities?

York is a city where health, wellbeing and happiness are well above the national average. But for some of our communities, this is certainly not the case. In particular people living with poor mental health are still not getting the services they need. The draft...

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Volunteering over Christmas

Are you one of the very many people in York who spend some or all of your Christmas volunteering? A quick email to numerous York organisations at the end of November revealed that not only are there people who do spend Christmas Day helping out at voluntary...

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What do human rights mean in York?

December 10 is Human Rights Day; the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that Great Britain took an active role in creating. In York, we’re recognising this great British tradition with the launch of a new initiative, the York Human...

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Thinking about this year, and planning ahead

Want to know how York CVS is rebuilding and reconstructing for these difficult times? Interested in partnerships and collaboration, making the most of scarce resources? Wondering how we, as a sector, can improve the way we work – together and with our commissioners or...

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Helen Mayor: Our new Dementia Action Coordinator

York Dementia Action Alliance now has a Coordinator, Helen Mayor. Here we ask Helen about her new role and how the voluntary sector can have a positive impact on people with dementia in York. What is your job title and what will you be doing at York CVS? I am York...

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