Our History

April 2021
Cultural Values sense-making sessions begin.
February 2021
Local Fund Launched.
November 2020
Preparation begins for work on Local Fund 2020.
September 2020
Children and Young People Inquiry begins.
August 2020
Cultural Values Survey Launched.
July 2020
BuildBackBetter Fund is launched to provide emergency funding in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
April 2020
Drop-in meetings to support Network members during Covid-19 pandemic start.
March 2020
Lankelly Chase presents two further areas of activity that they commit to in York: a children and young people’s inquiry, and developing a locally held process of decision-making around funds.
December 2019
Lankelly Chase commit to continuing with another Systems Changers programme in 2020. Network members also voted on a number of ideas for experiments that emerged out of the York MCN network over the past 18 months.
November 2019
Network event at Friargate Meeting House, with presentations from CERT peer research project, Social Vision engagement project and Systems Changers 2019.
October 2019
Network hears from Amanda Kilroy from CoLab Exeter about how undertaking a Cultural Values Survey supported the development of CoLab in supporting people experiencing multiple and complex needs.
August – October 2019
Two research projects were commissioned: a peer-research project run by CERT, and a non-commissioned services/organisations project run by Social Vision.
June - November 2019
Systems Changers 2019; support to develop a lived experience group.
February 2019
The following 5 areas were voted on to take forwards: Modelling the system, Barriers to honest conversations , Flows of influence, Getting the right people in the room and Professional identity.
January 2019
Taking the Network forward through a systemic inquiry was discussed. This included a Systemic Inquiry Workshop to explore the situation and patterns in York, and decide the focus for the Network for the remainder of 2019.
June 2018
Work undertaken to clarify what we mean by ‘mcn’. This includes different services definitions, the budget allocated to specifically support people experiencing mcn, and how many people meet the definition of ‘mcn’ that are supported.
February 2018
The first York MCN Network meeting involved discussing the proposal to form a network, bringing together all of those individuals, organisations, and services that are trying to find new ways of supporting people with complex needs in the same room to learn, challenge and achieve change.
Late 2017
Wider discussions across York leading to the first York MCN Network Event in Feb 2018. The first meeting involved discussing the proposal to form a network, bringing together all of those individuals, organisations, and services that are trying to find new ways of supporting people with complex needs in the same room to learn, challenge and achieve change. Agreement to continue meeting regularly as a network.
Early 2017
Discussions began around better collaboration between services supporting people experiencing multiple complex needs. Early themes and patterns included: funding pressures, gaps in service, flows of demand.