York CVS Forums

York CVS represents and advocates for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in York. Our forums play a key role in transmitting ideas, views and critical challenge to and from the sector and public bodies in York.

Forums work in partnership to share best practice and sector developments, tackle inequalities, and to positively influence strategic decision making and the delivery and commissioning of local services.

We do this by:

Developing relationships with commissioners


Contributing to strategic groups such as the Health and Wellbeing Board


Ensuring that the voluntary sector is represented in key decision making


Encouraging collaborative working across the sector

Forum Calendar 2018/19


The Safe Place scheme has now launched in York to help boost the confidence of vulnerable people by offering support when they are out and about in the city. To find out more visit the webpage or contact safeplaces@yorkcvs.org.uk.

Are you interested in helping the City of York Council recruit a new Corporate Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care? Join the citizens panel on 04 October – contact Joe Micheli joe.micheli@york.gov.uk or call 01904 552570.

The 50+ Festival organised by York Older People’s Assembly is taking place between Friday 21 September and Sunday 07 October. Festival brochure available here.

The Learning Disability Partnership in York will hold quarterly meetings 9.30am – 12pm in main hall at the Priory Street Centre on Tuesday 25 Sept 2018, Tuesday 11 Dec 2018, Tuesday 12 Mar 2019, Tuesday 2 July 2019. For more information contact clare.tate@york.gov.uk. Joining instructions here.

The new Mental Health Strategy for York is available to view here.

Results from the York Older People’s Survey can be viewed here.

York’s Time to Change Hub is holding a free networking and engagement event at West Offices on World Mental Health Day – Wednesday 10 October – 5:30 to 7:30pm. Register here.


For more information about the Forums or to share an update contact: forums@yorkcvs.org.uk