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Carers Advice Line

18/11/2020 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Do you need information or advice about your caring role or for the person you care for?

We regularly answer questions about:

  • Benefits for carers or disabled people
  • Community Care, including; accessing support for the person you care for, adaptations and aids, services and support groups
  • Disability Rights
  • Carers Rights
  • Your caring role and employment rights

Call York Carers Centre Advice Line on Wednesdays from 5 to 8pm, 01904 715 490 to speak with our benefits and advice workers

 

Let's Talk About Food

23/11/2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

What we eat and how well we digest our food has a significant impact on our energy levels, mood, mental focus, behaviour and overall quality of life.

The more we know and the better we can interpret our body’s many signals, the sooner we can take appropriate steps to support our bodies in staying well.
With that in mind we’re delighted to be offering Let’s Talk About Food; four free sessions on nutrition for carers with nutritionist Sabine Horner from Asana Nutrition.

What will the sessions be like?
Each session is stand alone so you can join for just one, or for all four.

Sessions will be informative, interactive, and will include opportunities to ask questions and experience some quick recipes through cooking demonstrations.

When are they and how do I book?
When: Mondays 2, 9, 16, 23 November from 10am to 12pm.

Sessions will be on Zoom, if you need help setting up Zoom please let us know.

Booking: Contact us on enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk or 01904 715 490. Once booked we’ll provide a secure zoom link to log in on the day.

Carer Awareness Training (via zoom)

23/11/2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm |

We are currently offering our face to face training sessions via zoom,  where professionals can come and learn more about carers and the support available for unpaid carers across the city. This will increase your understanding of carers, their role and its effect on their lives.

It is an opportunity to explore how we as professionals or employers can help to identify carers early; recognise carers as partners in care;  and help carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing.

The session will include a presentation, share information around current carer issues (such as Covid-19/isolation), engage in discussions, a quiz and share links to carer films on YouTube.  One of our volunteer Carer Champions will share experiences of being a carer.

Courses will run regularly throughout the year.

Contact to book: sam.varo@nhs.net   or 01904 551 773

All sessions are currently taking place on Zoom so will require a suitable device and internet connection.

* Carers Hub

23/11/2020 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm |

Our new online Carers Hubs are friendly gatherings, where you can bring a brew and drop for an informal chat with our Carer Support Workers and other carers, from the comfort of your own home. You’ll also be able get information and advice from the team.

Each week will focus on a different loose theme such as food, nature or films and books, and there will plenty of opportunities to chat more generally about other things too.

This week’s session will be a general chat with a focus on being new to caring and/or about what’s available locally for carers. 

There are four hubs a month, at differing times in the week; you’re welcome to as many as you wish.

Please let us know if you’d like to come and we’ll send you the zoom link to join.

Contact us on 01904 715490 or enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

*Legal Clinic

24/11/2020 9:30 am - 4:15 pm |

To mark Carers Rights Day in November we’ve worked with local professionals to once again offer the Legal Clinic to carers.

Belinda-Jane Poulter, Director at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitor is offering free 30 minute telephone appointments for carers on Tuesday 24 November, to get advice on wills, probate and power of attorney.

Contact us 01904 715 490 or enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk to book your appointment, various time through the day are available.

 

 

*Independent Financial Advice Clinic

25/11/2020 10:00 am - 4:45 pm |

To mark Carers Rights Day in November we’ve worked with local professionals to once again offer Independent Financial Advice Clinic to carers.

Kevin Hilton from G+E Wealth Management is offering carers free independent financial advice on Wednesday 25 November.

Contact us on 01904 715 490 or enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk to book your one hour telephone appointment.

About Kevin Hilton:
Kevin is a SOLLA (Society of Later Life Advisers) accredited adviser, which ensures that a client receives advice from someone with the expertise to understand their needs and provide appropriate advice for the client and their family. Independent financial adviser status means that the adviser is able to consider the whole market place when considering solutions for clients.

Carers Advice Line

25/11/2020 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Do you need information or advice about your caring role or for the person you care for?

We regularly answer questions about:

  • Benefits for carers or disabled people
  • Community Care, including; accessing support for the person you care for, adaptations and aids, services and support groups
  • Disability Rights
  • Carers Rights
  • Your caring role and employment rights

Call York Carers Centre Advice Line on Wednesdays from 5 to 8pm, 01904 715 490 to speak with our benefits and advice workers

 

Mental Health Carers Drop In

25/11/2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

This informal monthly drop-in is for anyone supporting someone close who is struggling with mental ill health, and is a chance to talk to other carers and our staff.

It’s particularly aimed at people new to caring, caring for someone in crisis, or caring for a young person, however anyone is welcome to attend who might find it useful.

What will you need to take part?

You’ll need access to a device with a camera (phone/laptop/tablet), internet access, and access to the Zoom app.

How to book:

  • Contact our reception on enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk or 01904 715 490 to book a space
  • You will be sent a Zoom meeting ID and password for each individual meeting to enable you to log in

Carers Rights at Work

26/11/2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

Find out more about your rights as a working carer at our online Carers Rights at Work event.

When: Thursday 26 November from 10am to 12pm.

The Carers Rights at Work event will include:

  • A talk from David Scott with Hethertons Solicitors, about employment law including; disability discrimination and the Equality Act 2010, statutory rights in employment, and variations of employment contracts – followed by a question and answer session.
  • A short talk about the benefits, to employers and the economy, of supporting working carers to stay in work.
  • Information about working carers, welfare benefits and where to find more support.
  • Virtual tea, real cake – delivered to your door!

There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions of the speakers and of our advice and support staff.

To book a place contact: 01904 715 490 or email enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

If you can’t attend and would like information about your rights in employment, or, getting back into employment please contact our Advice Worker on 01904 715 490 or email shirley.monteith@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

Family History Introduction

28/11/2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

Have you ever wondered about the lives of relatives who came before you?

Take some time out of your normal routine for an interactive one-off Family History session with facilitator Cathy Brown and our staff, to inspire and maybe introduce you to a new pastime. You’ll learn the basics of how and where to get started.

When: Saturday 28 November 10am to 11am
Where: on Zoom
We’ll cover: How to get started, avoiding common pitfalls, research sources, putting it into context and writing up your research – such as through family trees.
How to book: Contact 01904 715 490 or email enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

In the meantime to whet your appetite here’s the link to York Explore’s Family History resources which we’ll discuss in the session.

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