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York Cares

Led by local employers, York Cares brings businesses, employees and community organisations together to make a positive impact on the city in which we live and work.

York Cares is affiliated to the national Cares programme, managed by Business in the Community, a unique movement of over 700 of the UK's top companies. They work locally in partnership with York Council for Voluntary Service and North Yorkshire Business and Education Partnership.

The University plays a pivotal role in the charity' employing a team of dedicated staff and sitting alongside community and business stakeholders on the York Cares Board as well as leading bids for further charitable causes with the charity. Over 200 University of York employees have offered their time and expertise to projects including ‘Starting Blocks’, a scheme to equip young care-leavers with employability skills and work experience, and weekly lunchtime volunteering, team challenges and ‘lifeswap’ activities, such as taking a few hours to chat elderly people or helping to renovate a piece of public land.

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The York Cares website offers information about:

  • what the intiative does
  • how employers and individuals can get involved
  • projects the initiative has helped with