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.

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.

YOPA Festival Team 2018

Saturday 9 June saw York Pride carried its carnival of colours through the city and down to the Knavesmire for a family friendly, day of celebrations, uniting people together in the spirit of goodwill and unspoken compassion and understanding, a vision we hope will...

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A Day in Westfield Ward with Ways to Wellbeing

By Sam Fawcett, Ways to Wellbeing Practitioner 9am: The Early Bird 9am: My day starts at York Medical Group’s Acomb Road Surgery. Some of my clearest thinking happens in the morning, so that's when I like to do my practical tasks and organising, including emails and...

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NHS At 70 – support your community!

The NHS is turning 70 this year and NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group would like our community and groups to get involved. What better way to celebrate one of the nation’s most loved institutions than with a cup of tea?  We are encouraging our population...

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People Helping People: Celebrations, art, community.

At the start of Volunteering Awareness Week on Monday 4 June, we celebrated together at the Priory Street Centre with our People Helping People partner organisations including City of York Council, active citizens and volunteers across the city. It was a packed agenda...

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A City of the Future – One Planet York

With the onset of summer most would agree there’s few places better to live, work and visit than the fine city of York. As if evidence was needed, The Times recently declared York the UK’s best place to live, describing it as ‘a mini metropolis with a rich history and...

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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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