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

What is community?

What is community? Somewhere where everyone belongs, feels accepted, valued and plays a part. Somewhere you know your neighbours and you feel safe to explore, challenge and try out new things together. Where you’re always happy to lend a hand or a cup of sugar as...

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The Challenges of Maintaining a Grade 2 Listed Building

We are the Buildings & Estates Team and it is our job to maintain the Priory Street Centre. The Priory Street Centre are grade 2 listed buildings built in 1858 and 1905 which cover 15,000 square metres.  So, as you might imagine this is an ongoing challenge for a...

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What’s In My In Tray!

Over the last few weeks, like many of you, I have been writing end of year reports and working on our business plan for the coming year. We’re nearly there now, here at York CVS, confronting some of the issues that most of you share – how to develop and grow, both in...

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Tell Healthwatch York what you think about them!

Healthwatch York wants to know what you know about them and the work that they do. They are currently running the Healthwatch York Awareness Survey 2018 so they can better represent your views on health and social care. Healthwatch York aims to put you at the heart of...

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Stay Well This Winter: Self Care: Treating Cold and Flu

The winter weather is continuing into March with the 'Beast from the East' causing snow and disruption. Check out the video below for some handy self-care tips on treating colds and flu. For more information about self-care or to find your nearest local pharmacy or GP...

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Mapping Our Community

In 2017 York’s Health and Wellbeing Board launched an ambitious Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, running till 2022. This effects all of us, living and working here. It has four key elements: mental health and wellbeing, starting and growing well, living and...

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Spotlight on: Abbie, Healthwatch York Apprentice

A busy month here at Healthwatch York. Lots of highlights…but I’ll just focus on two… World Mental Health Day I ran the Healthwatch York stall on World Mental Health Day last month. I really enjoyed speaking to all the different organisations working in all aspects of...

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Supporting Working Carers

Caring can affect anyone and it is suggested that approximately 60% of us will take on a caring role at some point.  It’s highly likely we all know someone who is a carer, but they might not recognise themselves as one.  So, what is the scale of those providing...

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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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