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.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Exciting news! The Priory Street Centre will be one of the seven community spaces which will form part of the colourful, pop art style banner for new Live Well York community directory. This website will provide information and advice about health and wellbeing,...read more
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...read more
Recently I’ve been surprising people, in fact shocking quite a few. And strangely this has centred on an issue of human rights, or social justice if you prefer. In the 21st century? For many years I’ve had the privilege of supporting a woman who was raped as a...read more
2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the Ancient Society of York Florists (ASYF), the oldest Florists’ society in the world. To celebrate this, York is hosting a new city-wide, four-day festival called Bloom! Whether you’re a green-fingered gardener, a flower...read more
Time to Change, is a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health.
Through our Time to Change hub launched on 1st February we will work alongside people with lived experience of mental health problems to fight the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems. The aims of Time to Change are: Improve public...read more
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...read more
Vale of York residents are being advised to stock up on over-the-counter remedies, food and knowledge to ensure they ‘Stay Well This Winter’ during the Christmas and new year holiday season. A Vale of York-specific version of the nationwide Stay Well This Winter...read more