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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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
It is now nearly a year since I started as the co-ordinator of York Dementia Action Alliance and a natural time to reflect on the year. What really motivates me is a desire to make a contribution to York becoming a more dementia friendly city. This is no small task...read more
In the misty days of November, at a lively international event, we launched People Helping People, our new volunteering strategy for York. Read the full strategy here Working with our partners, we are proud to be promoting the benefits of volunteering. Everyday,...read more
Surprisingly, it’s December already. This is always a time of reflection for me, assessing what we’ve done, what we’ve learned and how we can use it to develop our work next year. We’ve pushed ourselves hard to develop our understanding of the sector recently. This...read more
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