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.

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New Pay It Forward Fast Paced Work Outs in York

Move the Masses free pop-up sessions are now happening across the city, led by fantastic volunteer Move Champions. But now it is time for something a little different. On Tuesday 26th March Move the Masses launch the first peg-it session, which combine fitness with...

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The York Armed Forces Community Consultation Survey

Currently, no-one knows how many of the Armed Forces community live, work or have family members who reside with in the wider York population. This makes it difficult to both commission and target local services. Despite many genuine efforts to support the Armed...

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Free family friendly workouts for all this half term

Have you ever wanted to workout with your children, and their Grandparents too, but didn’t know how? Well now is your chance! Move the Masses are bringing their free workouts to a park near you this half term. There are three, totally free, workouts happening in three...

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Benenden Health Community Grant Scheme

Health and wellbeing provider Benenden are looking for community projects or programmes to support through one-off grants in and around your local area. The grants awarded will be up to £2,000 per initiative and ideally will have an impact on the services provided,...

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Volunteers Needed York 50 + Festival Team

This is the fifteenth year of the York 50+ Festival, a grassroots citywide event that brings thousands of older people together with younger people to experience new activities and enjoy old ones. It is part of the national celebration around 1 October, the...

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New Homeshare Service in York

Homeshare York is a new service that matches an older homeowner with a younger person in a homesharing arrangement for mutual benefit. Homesharers provide 10 hours of support and companionship a week to a Householder in exchange for a room in their home. The service...

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Becoming a Shared Lives Carer

By Jack Woodhams Shared Lives is a pioneering approach to social care, and is managed in York by local charity The Avalon Group. The Shared Lives approach sees trained carers open their homes to people with disabilities, mental health needs and/or dementia who can...

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