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Sharron Smith York Carers Centre CEO Social Vision
Voluntary Sector

New CEO at York Carers Centre

Sharron Smith has been appointed the new CEO of York Carers Centre as of April 2023.

Opportunity

Free research for your organisation

You’ll know how we feel about research here at Social Vision – it’s so important yet so specialised, expensive and time-consuming for busy organisations. We’ve partnered with York St John for the last two years

Support

Mental Health Awareness Week in York

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 (15th-21st May), led by the Mental Health Foundation, and this year’s focus is Anxiety. Every year, Mental Health Awareness Week serves as an excellent reminder of the importance of taking

Community projects

Seeking to Rebuild: an overview of human rights in York

York Human Rights City Network’s (YHRCN’s) seventh annual indicator report ‘Seeking to Rebuild’ provides a unique overview of human rights in the city of York. From 2022 onwards, the cost-of-living crisis emerged as the dominant local and national concern. Given the bleak economic forecasts, much needs to be done to protect the city’s low-income households and vulnerable residents, in particular.

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EVENT: Social Vision Connects, May 2023

Join Us! Are you doing good stuff in York? Would you like to meet other people doing good stuff? Need inspiration for a new socially conscious project or venture? Seeking partnership and collaborations? Want to

Funding

£15,000 Fund launched for growth, innovation, or sustainability in York

At a recent Social Vision Connects event, I caught up with Alison Dawson from The Belfry in York, and we spoke about a new fund for York that aimed to act as a catalyst for growth, innovation, or sustainability. I’m super excited to announce the fund has now launched – full details from Alison below.

Future York

Accessibility considerations for Coney Street’s Riverside Redevelopment

Most of you will be aware by now of the exciting, huge masterplan for York’s Coney Street. The scheme would see a huge redevelopment of the whole street, opening up the riverside and creating a new walkway and public space. We know that ambitious schemes sometimes alienate or exclude certain communities, so it’s so nice to see local developer Helmsley Group holding an Accessibility Forum to capture the views, concerns and needs of York’s diverse communities.

Community projects

York: Fair Trade City

Fair Trade Fortnight finished on the 10 March this year and you might have been lucky enough to have been approached by a human banana in St Helen’s Square just before it ended. Social Vision caught up with Margot Brown from York Fair Trade Forum to find out more…

Opportunity

Social Vision supports safe nights out in York

Through our collaboration with York St John University’s Institute of Social Justice (ISJ), Social Vision are in our second year supporting a number of local social impact organisations to access fully-funded researchers in their organisations. Start-up CIC Bolshee are one of 2022’s cohort; Vicki Pugh from ISJ caught up with them to find out more…

Web Designer in York creating charity and social enterprise websites
Web Design

Web Design for York-based organisations

Did you know Social Vision does Web Design? It’s actually our core service, but we take so many referrals, we don’t really shout about it or advertise it. We’ve got a window of opportunity to take on 3 or 4 more website clients in April and May.

Opportunity

Small Office Space to rent

We have a small office space to rent for the rest of 2023 at our Rougier House building (YO1 6HZ), available from 1st April 2023. Recently vacated by local charity Move the Masses, the space

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EVENT: Social Vision Connects, March 2023

Join Us! Are you doing good stuff in York? Would you like to meet other people doing good stuff? Need inspiration for a new socially conscious project or venture? Seeking partnership and collaborations? Want to

Communications

What are you looking for in a creative workspace in York?

I had a great meeting this week with Henry Allsuch from York-based mobile app develop Boon & Moil. As part of our conversation around technology in social impact, Henry told me about this survey he