York CVS's blog

York CVS aims to provide support and essential services to the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in York. As part of this service, we would like to invite organisations and individuals to contribute to our blog, and we will occasionally highlight these articles in our monthly newsletter.

If you would like to contribute a blog article, you can get in touch by filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Calling all knitters

Age UK York is calling on nimble-fingered knitters in York to get their needles clicking at double the speed to make Age UK and Innocent’s Big Knit the biggest event yet. Now in its 13th year, budding knitters are being challenged to reach a whopping target of two...

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MS Sociey: Minibuses and exercise centre

Community minibuses – making the most of York’s and your resources The York MS Society knows that there are lots of organisations in York have mini buses that stand unused at times in the week (including the MS Society).  Other York organisations need to use minibuses...

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Volunteering opportunities to mentor

Within the Local Area Teams we are recruiting for three volunteer roles to support children, young people and parents. You will be volunteering within a local area of the city: east, west or north and supported by the relevant team. The roles we are recruiting for...

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Wilberforce Winter Wish

The tree is starting to sparkle but there is still plenty more room.   For the price of a pint of beer you could help us to reach our target for the mobile sensory unit, helping people with sight loss face a brighter future.   Please support our Winter Wish Campaign...

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Good mental health services in York?

York CVS runs a blog, which we encourage voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to contribute to. This month, we’re featuring an article by Ann Weerakoon from Mental Health Action York (MHAY), who has written about the closure of Bootham Park...

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New motor neurone disease support group in York

Following the unfortunate closure of ‘York Against MND’ who were an incredible independent charity supporting people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in recent years we are now delighted to announce that The MND Association is in now able to increase local...

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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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Why the VCS matters: Claire’s story

With our previous pieces on trustees, we’ve been trying to offer something different to news, views and developments.  However what we’d really like are lots of contributions from you – about issues and ideas that matter to you and your organisation and the people you...

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We walked the Wilberforce Way and raised £6000

On 25 June supporters of the Wilberforce Trust undertook the mammoth task of walking the Wilberforce Way. The Wilberforce Way is a 60.5 mile linear trail devised to mark the bicentenary of the 1807 Act of Parliament abolishing British involvement in the Transatlantic...

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