News

Summer wellbeing sessions for carers

In the coming months we’ll be offering a range of free sessions to support well being. These sessions will be held via zoom and you’ll just need a suitable device to take part.  Please get in touch to book your place, on 01904 715 490 or enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk : Yoga A six week course of Vinyasa […]

Carers Week 2020

Carers Week is coming up in June, an annual campaign which raises awareness of caring, highlights the challenges unpaid carers face and recognises the contribution carers make to communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. Carers Week […]

Our carer support groups are online

During this challenging time we appreciate that carers will be worried about the health of their family and the person they care for, and should not have to deal with this alone. So to during the period of social distancing we will be running some of our support groups online to allow carers to access […]

Now open: New mental health hospital for York

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), has announced that Foss Park, the new, purpose-built mental health hospital, located on Haxby Road in York, has opened on Tuesday 21 April. Foss Park is a 72-bed hospital in which TEWV have invested £40.6 million. It provides two adult, single-sex wards and two older people’s […]

Funding news: funds received for young carers

We’re grateful to Aviva’s Community Fund for donating to our Young Carers Get Active project, bringing our total up to the target of £3000. York Carers Centre works with around 150 children in York aged 5 to 18 who look after a family member with a physical or mental illness, disability or addiction. With some […]

Award for young carer Molly

Our congratulations go to 11 year old Molly from York for receiving a Lord Mayor of York’s Shine Award this year, celebrating inspirational young people in the city. Molly is a young carer of her sister, and had been taking some time out at a school holiday art club when her exceptional kindness and generosity […]

New shops added to the carers discount scheme

We offer a free discount card for carers that can save you money in over 30 local businesses. Your discount card is sent to you when you first register with us, and if you need a replacement please do let us know. We’re pleased to announce businesses newly added to our scheme this year; just […]

In the Press

We were delighted to be featured in York Press along with Millthorpe Secondary School, marking Young Carers Awareness Day 2020.  Take a look at the Press article here. Our young carer team work closely with several schools in the city, to ensure that young carers are identified and get the support they need. Schools celebrated […]

Read our January to March newsletter for the latest carer news, groups and events in York

The January to March York Carers Centre newsletter and What’s On calendar can be downloaded from the attachments below. In this issue find out about: Information for self funders York Carers Strategy National awards for carers in York All our regular groups and community advice events You can also download or print our What’s On […]

Be young carer aware

It’s Young Carer Awareness Day on 30 January 2020 Organised by the national Carers Trust, the theme this year is Count Me In, calling on schools to identify young carers and ensure they receive the support they need and deserve. Recent research has shown that one in five secondary school children may be a young […]

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