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.
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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...read more
It’s now six months since the Government reformed the way apprenticeships are both offered and funded in England. If the subject is on your radar then you might still be left wondering what it’s all about and how does it impacts on the your organisation, the...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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 for...read more
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...read more
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...read more
York has a strong track record of philanthropy and volunteering that greatly contributes to the vibrancy of our city. Nationally, it is recognised that volunteering is good for you. We also know that high levels of volunteering does not necessarily equal...read more
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...read more
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...read more