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New Legislastion on Flexible Working

We know that the number one workplace practice that people over aged 50 themselves say would help them to work longer is flexible working. This is from Centre for Ageing better research as well as local findings through Age Friendly York.From 6th April, new legislation has come into force and all employees now have the right to request flexible working.Read the Cenre for Ageing Better article on new workers rights for more information....

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The way we communicate is changing.
Our old telephone lines are being replaced with a digital network. This means a more reliable, future proof service that will support the UK and its residents for years to come. It will affect anything that sends a signal through the old line from personal alarm buttons to old-style home telephones.This could could include:

a personal telecare product?
a lifeline or community alarm?
a personal alarm button?
a portable ECG or oxygen monitor?
a fall alar...

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York Community Consulting

Help Us Improve Community Volunteering!Are you interested in making a difference in your community? We’re reaching out to gather insights on community volunteering – what drives people to take part, and what discourages them. Your perspective is crucial, whether you’ve volunteered in the past, are considering it, or have ideas on how to improve it. Through a short survey, we aim to understand the motivations and barriers related to community volunteering. Your input will help...

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The Great British Spring Clean

Each year City of York Council support Keep Britain Tidy's campaign, The Great British Spring Clean. This year, the message is simple - we want to show that the environment belongs to everyone and encourage everybody to take pride in their area by pledging to pick a bag (or more) of litter. You can help in your neighbourhood by helping with a litter pick, leaf clearing, or clean up.
The official 2024 campaign will run from Friday 15 March to Sunday 31 March, but you can get involved before, dur...

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Primary Care Survey

We want to hear what you think about your local GP practice. What is working and what you would like to change?
This short survey is the start of a wider Healthwatch York project about primary care services across our city. Your answers will help us understand the situation and prioritise topics for further investigation and discussion. https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/F7MZ4B/We know not everyone wants to respond to an online survey. If you would prefer, you can call Healthwatch York on 01904 6...

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York reported as one of the most digitally inclusive cities, according to new study

As more and more of everyday life goes online, experts are warning that a huge number of residents are being left behind. Recognising this huge issue, many charities and local organisations are stepping in to provide digital inclusion support to help those who cannot afford or don’t feel able to adapt to a more digital lifestyle.
Speaking to one digital inclusion charity, the experts at Bionic have been able to reveal that nearly 1 in 5 adults lack the most basic digital skills needed for...

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Our Big Transport Conversation

With just a month to go until the closure of Our Big Transport Conversation, City of York Council is urging everyone to have their say and take part in the consultation.
Our Big Transport Conversation, the largest public consultation on transport since 2010, will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 4 February. The consultation shares ten key policy areas which will help form a new Local Transport Plan and deliver a more sustainable and reliable transport network for several decades to come.
There are a...

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York Community Fund

The York Community Fund is a new independent fund, administered by Two Ridings. It has been created for the people who live, work and study in York, to support vibrant and purposeful community action that actively improves the wellbeing of everyone in the city. It also provides a point whereby donors can collectively contribute into a fund specifically for York people and communities.
The Fund builds on and strengthens the energy, impact and potential of York’s voluntary and community gro...

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