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LEAP Project!

Are you a woman over 18 who is unemployed or economically inactive looking to take the first steps towards employment or further education/learning? If your answer is ‘yes’, then LEAP is for you! As a LEAP learner, you will work one to one with the Project Mentor to create a bespoke pathway to reach your goals!
So, what is LEAP?
LEAP is a program funded the European Community Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency that encourages learners, who are unemployed or economical...

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York Disability Week

Now in its 5th year, the twenty four events in York Disability Week (27th Nov to 4th Dec) offer something for people of all ages, disabled or not. Mainly led by disabled people and free to attend, some are online (or both online and in-person) and some are in-person only. Making them accessible is very important to us so if anyone needs additional support to take part, they can contact us and we’ll try to help.

The organisers are delighted to this year have the support of York Paral...

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The 12ks of Christmas

Date/Time Saturday 11 December 2021 - Sunday 12 December 202113:00 - 00:00
12ks of Christmas is a virtual event. Our goal is to get as many of you as possible outside and moving at the same time (but from any location) whilst raising vital funds.
Entries cost £10 and are available until 12:00 noon on Monday 3rd December.
To find out everything you know to know about the event, including our FAQs, click here....

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House of Memories comes to York

The York Museums Trust would like to invite health and social care professionals working regularly with people living with dementia, as well as friends and familily, to attend a free half-day House of Memories dementia awareness training session at Tempest Anderson Hall at The Yorkshire Museum on 29th and 30th November. This session uses powerful videos to explore the personal stories of people living with dementia, and the challenges faced by professionals caring and supporting them.
The inter...

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The Place Where I Live

The Place Where I Live is York Learning's community art project for 2020/21.
At the end of 2019, inspired by some rather wonderful 15th Century atlases housed within York Minster Archives and taking inspiration from our beautiful city, we started a Community Art project entitled “The Place Where I Live”. We asked our tutors to complete projects in class based upon this theme, and planned one ‘small’ group piece, where we asked local people to design a small section of ou...

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If you have experience of paying for care for yourself or an older relative, we would like your help

Opportunity to take part in a workshop at the University of York on Monday 13th December 2pm-4pm.
If you have experience of paying for care for yourself or an older relative, we would like your help.
Researchers at the University of York are creating a 'decision support tool' to help older people and their families feel more comfortable making decisions about paying for care. A decision support tool is something that helps people think through their choices so that they are more confident in t...

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Need funding to help build and develop strong empowered communities without poverty or isolation in York?

The JRHT York Committee community grants funding programme is now open...

Through its grant making and ‘Funder Plus’ model, the JRHT York Committee is committed to supporting local #NeverMoreNeeded voluntary and community groups, which help people in York from being swept further and deeper into poverty
Current funding priorities focus on (a) enabling access to high quality advice services so that people can find routes out of poverty, and (b) community activities which prevent a...

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"Disrupting Our Thinking About Age" - Homeshare

The City of York Council Homeshare scheme featured on the Yorkshire Times front page this weekend under the headline, "Disrupting Our Thinking About Age"
"As a business and political journalist one of the buzz phrases I often hear is ‘market disruptor.’It means bringing innovative thinking to a current problem and producing solutions from a new perspective.And City of York Council is doing just that by adopting a national scheme as one of a number of initiatives to help reduce lonel...

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