Bettys Christmas Display Window York Gingerbread House

York’s Christmas Lights

I took the family into town after dark this week for our daily lockdown walk, to try soak up some Christmas spirit. There are some definite spots of beauty, but also some (understandably given the

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Micklegate Christmas Market Reopening

We are super excited to be able to reopen our pop up space on Micklegate when the lockdown restrictions come to an end on Wednesday morning. Anni and Ervins will be reopening their beautiful, jungle-themed


Advocacy for York’s older people still available

We asked some of our local Third Sector organisations to give us an insight into how this strange year had been for the them, and what their plans were for 2021. We also wanted to


More toilets more benches please York

My old client David Smith, the CEO of Teesside Hospice, had his Dad to stay in October. They had various day trips planned and on the first day it was a wander around York. But as

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Keeping York fit and healthy

York-based charity Move the Masses has released its Impact Report for 2019-20. Move the Masses promote the locations of outdoor exercise equipment and host free, pop-up fitness sessions to get people moving. They organise filmed


Christmas shop online with York’s independents

We are at that traditional time of year when we start to think of Christmas and perhaps buying a present or two for family and friends. Lockdown #2 has sadly seen our local shops forced

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Leadership and impact on the other side of covid

Measuring your impact in the new world (40 mins) Sue Osborne, SSE Yorkshire & North East director and measurement consultant, shares how to use evaluation tools and methodologies to support effective decision making and planning,

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No hotel guests, so what happens to all the food?

One of my 2020 wonderings: what happens to all the food that hotels would have ordered and stored when a new national lockdown is introduced? Well today I found out, got to meet some pretty

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Marketing and communications during covid times

Social media marketing (54 mins) By understanding the general principles of social media marketing you will feel more confident working out how best to promote your brand on the platforms that best suit your organisation.

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How to manage staff and employee wellbeing through covid

Managing wellbeing & avoiding burnout (49 mins) In times of crisis and uncertainty, we’re all more vulnerable to over-stretching ourselves or forgetting to look after our wellbeing. This webinar will help you understand the signs

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What has a university got to do with social justice?

I recently enjoyed an introductory chat with Matthew Reason, Director of the newly formed Institute for Social Justice at York St John University. It’s a fascinating role, with the potential to make some significant and