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Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week runs from 3rd to 9th July. The City of York Health Trainers will be on hand across the city giving advice.Join them on: 3rd July Menfulness, 7-9pm at York Stadium 4th July Acomb, Front St, 2-4.30pm 7th July Haxby, 11.30am-1.30pm 9th July Dragon Boat Race Get advice and take the quiz....

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The library in your pocket!

Stop Press! Exciting news! We have a brand new free Explore York Libraries App! It’s the library in your pocket!
Get the free Explore York Libraries App and easily manage your library account wherever you go.
Search the catalogue, renew and reserve books from your mobile devices.
Use the App to check your books in and out when in the library.
Download the Explore York Libraries App and try it out now....

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Breaking Point - A recent history of Mental Health crises care in York

Our latest report 'Breaking Point' is available to read here.Siân Balsom, manager at Healthwatch York, said the report was not an easy read: “It evidences the challenging recent history of mental health crisis support in York and the significant gaps."This work aimed to capture the views and experiences of mental health crisis care from staff, patients and carers. By forming an understanding of the services in York for adults experiencing mental health crises, we aimed to identify wa...

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York Talk Money 26 June - 7 July 2023

York Talk Money aims to support people who are struggling financially. Many of us are finding it more difficult to meet everyday expences due to the increase in cost of living.Advice services have come together to promote the support and resources available.We want to make sure people are:

Getting all the help they are entiltled to
Reduce their outgoings as much as possible
Get advice if they need assitaance

To do this:

Use a free independent benefits calculator to make sure you're n...

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York Refugee Week 19th -25th June

Celebrate Refugee Week with us from 19th-25th June 2023!


Please join us in celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.


This year’s theme is ‘compassion’ and there are lots of fantastic events and activities planned all over the City; please come along and show your support!...

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Safeguarding Week 2023 - 19th to 23rd June

Learning events, seminars and interactive sessions on safeguarding are being offered during Safeguarding Week.
From domestic abuse to hoarding, online safety to scams, the sessions are available for professionals as part of their personal development, and for residents for awareness. Sessions for professionals only are clearly marked.
View and book onto the Safeguarding Week 2023 sessions.
If you are concerned that someone may be being abused, please it to the police on 101 or at Working to...

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Small Tasks at Home - Grant Opportunity

The City of York Council provides handyperson, decorating, gardening and falls prevention services in York. There is also a garden assistance scheme for people in City of York Council social housing.
However it is recognised that the demand outstrips provision and that a range of tasks to help people manage their home needs to be available. The Small Tasks at Home grant programme provides the opportunity for community groups to identify what they could offer to meet these needs.
Applications...

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Volunteers' Week - York CVS

It’s Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June) and an opportunity to say the biggest THANK YOU to all our volunteers and to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contribution they make across our city! In this short video, we’ve joined voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations across York to say thank you to our city’s Volunteers.Find out how to get involved and pledge support....

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