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Winter newsletter for carers in York

Welcome to our January to March 2021 newsletter for unpaid carers in York. Click to open it here. In this edition find out about: Support for parent carers Balancing work with care All of our upcoming hubs and sessions – including yoga, mindfulness and weekly hubs. Please get in touch if you need us.

Carers Hubs in 2021

Join us at the friendly, free Carers Hubs taking place online weekly. At each Hub we catch up, try our hand at something new- and the person you care for is welcome to come along with you. Please contact us to book a place. For the new year we have a different Hub activity each […]

Carer friendly employers in York

We’re delighted to announce that York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded our Carer Friendly Employer Charter by committing to support members of their workforce who have caring responsibilities outside work. One in six working carers give up work because the challenge of juggling their work and caring responsibilities simply becomes too much. […]

Carers Rights at Work

It’s Carers Rights Day in November, and this year we’re focussing on Carers Rights in work, a frequently asked topic. For many carers, holding down a paid job alongside their caring responsibilities can be complicated and stressful and they may consider that giving up work is the only option. Knowing your rights and having the […]

What future for the UK’s unpaid carers? Andrew Marr and Professor Saul Becker in conversation

In this 24 minute film specially made for Carers Trust’s conference, renowned broadcaster Andrew Marr discusses the future of caring in the UK with Professor Saul Becker. Saul Becker is an academic, social scientist and social worker. He is known for his work on young carers and is regarded as a world expert in the […]

Online resources for carers

City of York Council have teamed up with national charity Carers UK to give carers in our area access to a range of free 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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