York CVS represents and advocates for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in York. Our forums play a key role, transmitting ideas, views and critical challenge to and from the sector and public bodies in York.
By supporting these forums, York CVS works in partnership with the statutory sector to tackle inequalities of all sorts and to improve the design and delivery of services. We work hard to ensure knowledge and evidence from the VCSE sector is available to positively inlfuence strategic decision making as well as the commissioning of services.
We do this by:
Developing relationships with commissioners
Contributing to strategic groups such as the Health and Wellbeing Board
Ensuring that the voluntary sector is represented in key decision making
Forum Support Officer
Sarah Birkett is a mature student at York University, where she studies Social Policy. During her time at university Sarah has also worked at York CVS, offering HR and administrational support. She now supports York CVS’s forums.