York Carers Centre News: July to September

Download our newsletter below, and in this edition find out about: Our team – what our staff do and how we can help Free courses for carers – including Mindfulness and Writing for Wellbeing Carers Emergency Card – what is it and how to get it Please get in touch if we can help

Free digital resources for carers in York

City of York Council have teamed up with national charity Carers UK to give carers in our area access to a range of digital tools that may help make your caring situation easier. The resources include e-learning for carers, and publications such as Carers Rights and Being Heard-a self advocacy guide for carers. Also included […]

Caring and Coping sessions in August

In August we’ll be running a series of free Caring and Coping sessions (via zoom), covering a range of topics chosen to support your own well being as a carer. Each session is stand alone, so you can just book onto the individual session/s that you choose. All sessions will run from 11am to 12.30pm […]

Our 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 groups on Zoom to allow carers to access […]

New gambling and substance misuse support group

York Carers Centre are launching a new monthly support group as part of the York Mental Health and Wellbeing activity programme. The new group is for people supporting a family member or friend through issues with substance misuse and/or gambling. We know that some may find it difficult to attend groups during the day, so […]

Carer friendly employers in York

We’re delighted to announce that two more employers in York, Vale of York CCG and My Health, have joined our Carer Friendly Employer Charter by committing to support members of their workforce who have caring responsibilities at home. One in six working carers give up work because the challenge of juggling their work and caring […]

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 […]

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 […]

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