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  • outdoor sports facility with cones

    Continuing outdoor education and public sports

    05 August 2020 By Jack Appleton - Framework Manager for Furniture at YPO

    COVID-19 has helped us all to realise the importance of the outdoor spaces we have access to. When we were limited to the one-hour outdoor exercise, this was the highlight of the day and many of us have never appreciated the outdoors as much as we did within lockdown.

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  • gas meter readings

    Making your gas and electricity renewals simple

    31 July 2020 By Sam Johnson - Further Competition Coordinator of Energy at YPO

    We know that securing energy contracts can be a complex and difficult process, so we've compiled three simple steps to follow whilst renewing your gas and electricity and don't forget our Energy Team is here to help.

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  • social worker with elderly woman

    Comensura: COVID-19 and qualified social care

    30 July 2020 By Comensura

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all professions across the world. Social care is one such sector that has had to adapt rapidly to the changing demand and needs of the people and communities they serve.

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  • multi functional printer in office

    Top tips for dormant multi-functional devices

    30 July 2020 By Sean Owram - Further Competition Coordinator of ICT at YPO

    Many Multi-functional Devices (MFDs) have been left dormant during the COVID-19 pandemic, in this blog we discuss with one of our suppliers, some top tips to help customers manage their dormant MFD’s.

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  • child social worker

    The impact of COVID-19 on children's services

    23 July 2020 By Lucy Boyd-Smith - Principal Consultant at Consultancy Plus

    As COVID-19 changes the world around us, it is easy to focus on the immediate and visible impacts. However, within children’s social care it is the lack of visibility that is concerning and the worry that some of the most vulnerable people in our society have lost their voice to ask for help and with schools closed, aren’t getting the support and care they need.

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  • group video interview

    COVID-19's impact on the future of recruitment

    23 July 2020 By YPO, Comensura, Matrix SCM, Reed and Pertemps

    In the final part of our three blog series where we investigate what has been happening in the recruitment sector, we're looking into the future of recruitment and how it has been impacted by COVID-19.

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  • children playing in the rain

    Removing the barriers to outdoor play

    14 July 2020 By The YPO Team

    Outdoor play provides fantastic opportunities for exciting open-ended learning and role play, but we understand that it’s not always easy and there are things you need to prepare for. Here’s some advice on how to tackle common barriers to exploring the great outdoors.

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  • Katey Stothard, Category Buyer of Financial Services at YPO

    Meet the Buyer - Katey Stothard

    14 July 2020 By Katey Stothard - Category Buyer of Corporate and Financial Services at YPO

    Katey Stothard joined the YPO team almost 20 years ago and is now the Category Buyer for Corporate and Financial Services in the procurement services team.

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  • fleet of lorries

    How to optimise fleet hire agreements

    09 July 2020 By Scott Hesketh - Category Buyer for Fleet at YPO

    I recently hosted a webinar to provide public sector organisations with valuable insight into the current conditions of the fleet hire market, and how to achieve the best value hire agreements.

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  • Creating an outdoor learning environment with Cosy

    08 July 2020 By Cosy

    If you are looking for ideas on how to embrace the great outdoors in your school or early years setting, here are some great tips from Cosy on creating a safe and stimulating outdoor learning environment.

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