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    The campaign to help tackle plastic waste

    05 September 2019 By Steve Sefton, Category Buyer – Food

    TV shows and the media are becoming ever more focused on the negative impact of single use plastics and the grave impact they have on the environment and in-particular, the world’s oceans and the creatures who live within them. By making small changes in our day to day lives, we can help contribute to a more positive future.

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    Meet the Buyer - Claire Deacey

    07 June 2019 By Claire Deacey, Category Buyer - Social Care

    Claire started working for YPO in January this year as a Category Buyer for the Social Care team.

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  • Stress management tips

    19 February 2019 By John Harrison - Learning and Development Business Partner, YPO

    According to the 2018 Education Support Partnership Teacher Wellbeing Index, 67% of education professionals describe themselves as stressed. Let me start out by saying, although this article is written in a light way, I do understand the impact prolonged stress can have, and I can speak from personal experience on the significant impact acute stress has had on my own mental health. This article is designed to provide a range of practical solutions that could support people with managing stress.

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  • Commissioning - Benefits of Market Engagement

    Commissioning: Benefits of Market Engagement

    04 December 2018 By Lesley Harper - Social Care Category Manager

    Effective commissioning of health and social care services starts with having a sound understanding of the needs of service users, the outcomes you’re trying to achieve or the gap you’re trying to fill.

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  • Care technology benefits blog

    Benefits of care technology for social care

    29 November 2018 By Lesley Harper - Social Care Category Manager

    Care technology is not new to social care. Analogue technology such as personal alarms and mobile warden services, have been used for decades in sheltered housing to help people remain independent and safe.

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  • Category Manager - ICT Innovation

    Meet the Category Manager - Ash Cartwright

    17 September 2018 By Ash Cartwright - Category Manager

    Ashley joined YPO nine years ago and is a Category Manager for ICT Innovation in the Procurement Services team.

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  • Meet the Buyer Blog Andy Perrins

    Meet the Category Manager - Andy Perrins

    23 July 2018 By Andy Perrins - Category Manager

    Andy started working at YPO in May 2018 after moving from a local authority.

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  • care home

    Ten happy days tips for care homes

    15 June 2018 By Gillian Hesketh, Happy Days

    Designers spend weeks, months, even years researching safe environments, product durability, audience potential usage and much more.

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  • YPO Cares

    Introducing YPO care

    01 August 2017 By Fiona Wilkins, Corporate Communications Manager

    In April, we excitingly launched our first ever catalogue specifically designed for workers in the care industry.

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