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York Carers Centre logoYork Carers Centre is an independent body that helps unpaid carers in York find the support they need.

Carers provide regular help to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour due to frailty, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.

Skils for work - workshop for women

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  • Do you need to write/update your CV?
  • Do you want help with completing an application form?
  • Do you need to brush up on your interview skills?
  • Do you ever wonder what skills you have to offer an employee?

Did you answer yes to any of these questions? Then Kyra's Skills 4 Work at The Workshop (Marygate Lane, York. YO30 7BJ) might be the answer.

York Minster Tour

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Thanks to York Minster for the use of this  imageFriday 25 April 10 to 11.30am

A guided tour atround the iconic cathedral.   Meet outside the main entrance at 9.50am.   Cared for welcome.

For more information or to book places call York Carers Centre on (01904) 715490 or email

25/04/2014 - 10:00 - 11:30
York Minster, Deangate, York. YO17HH

Tell us what you think about the new 'Start here' checklist for carers

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Screenshot of 'Start here' checklistMany carers tell us that they struggle to access the right information at the right time and that not all professionals they come in contact with know how to help them find support. They also find that information is not always up to date and available from one source. Many carers need information and a conversation to help them start to access the support they need.

York Carers Centre and City of York Council have developed a 3 step checklist to help carers, and people who come into contact with carers at work, know where to start.   The draft checklist is available below as a factsheet to print off.

Please let us know what you think about the checklist:

  • If you are a carer -  had you received this factsheet  when you were new to caring, do you think it would have helped you access the information advice and support you needed?
  • If you come into contact with carers at work (ie you are a professional) - is this useful and do you think it will help to have a single factsheet  to help carers access the advice and support they need?

Please send comments to

Once agreed, the 'Start here' checklist will be available as a factsheet and more detailed information will also be available online. 

Let Carers UK know the impact that caring has had on your life

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Carers UK logoEach year Carers UK carry out a State of Caring survey to show just what it is like to be carer.  This year's survey focuses on how caring affects your finances, health and ability to live your own life. By sharing your views and experiences, you can help Carers UK expose how hard it can be to care and what needs to change to make carers’ lives better.

Take the survey

Carers’ Employability Activity Break

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What: A free two day life coaching and activity break, with 1:1 sessions before and after.

Who: Unpaid carers of all ages. Even if you are not sure about entering work, this is a great opportunity to explore ideas and develop confidence.

When: A 1:1 session in Spring and Autumn. Overnight activity break Tuesday 3 to Wednesday 4 June 2014 (some respite care is available)

For more information or to sign up, contact Jess on 01904 715490 or

Dementia or memory problems - carer and family group

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York Teaching hospital logoAre you a relative or carer of someone who has dementia or memory problems at York Hospital?

You are warmly invited to drop in for a cup of tea, in Ward 37's Quiet Room, any Thursday afternoon at 2.00pm (before visiting).  The informal group is an opportunity to meet each other and share views about the care and support provided by York hospital.

Women’s Beginners Running Group for York In Recovery

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Recreational short distance runs suitable for beginners. Supported by CYC HEAL scheme.running woman
Every Thursday at 11am from St Bede’s Pastoral Centre, 21 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ.

For further information please contact Greg Hayward
T: 01904 555755

New Young Carers Revolution blog

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Find out what YCR have been up to:

Young Carers Revolution (YCR) provides empowerment and influence to young carers and young adult carers (8 to 25 years) in York. Its purpose is to proactively influence services provided for them by statutory and third sector organisations.

Lifting and handling

If you look after someone with an illness or a disability, you may need to help them move around. It's essential that you know about safe moving and handling so you don't hurt yourself or them.

Here are some factsheets that might help you if lift or handle the person you care for.

York in Recovery's new facebook page

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York in Recovery - Strength to changeYork in Recovery have created a facebook page - this is for anyone with an interest in substance misuse and recovery.

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