COVID-19: Services, support and advice
Our services and support
We’re still offering all our support and advice service for carers, either over the phone or for groups we’re meeting online. We’re continuing to work within government guidance and explore ways we can offer face to face sessions in the future. If you need help, support or someone to talk to, please get in touch on 01904 715 490. We will be able to directly support you or signpost you to the most appropriate service to help you.
Groups and events
Please see our events calendar for our support groups and activity session dates and how to book a space. If you’d like to take part in a group and need help setting up Zoom, please let us know as we’d be happy help.
As the situation is evolving we will maintain updates through our website and monthly email news. If you would like to receive our monthly email news and don’t already, please get in touch. York Carers Centre is also contacting by telephone the most vulnerable carers who are registered with us to ensure they know where to get support. This is particularly aimed at those carers who don’t have internet access.
Government advice for carers
- Guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family: The Government is urging all unpaid carers to create an emergency plan. This would be used in circumstances where help may be needed from other people to deliver care. Carers UK have also created guidance on contingency planning and protecting the person you care for.
Help from City of York Council
If you’re on your own and struggling to manage or you don’t have any support, but need it City of York Council have set up a COVID-19 helpline, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01904 551 550. Please also continue to refer to City of York Council for general COVID-19 guidance.
- We have compiled a range of national and local coronavirus resources which may be helpful to carers (see the ‘in this section’ menu).