News

Two exciting new vacancies in our team

We currently have two exciting vacancies available within our team: Senior Carer Support Worker 28 hours per week (maternity cover), working with young adult carers aged 18 to 25 Lead Officer for Young Carers 35 hours per week (maternity cover), working with children aged 5 to 18 Both roles are based at our offices in […]

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 […]

Paying for care?

Arranging and choosing care for someone close can be a stressful time, and it can be difficult to access information to help make the right decisions and understand any entitlements you may qualify for. It’s a topic that we receive regular queries about, so we were pleased to offer the Paying for Care information event […]

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 […]

New 5 year Carer Strategy launched to support unpaid carers across York

A new 5 year strategy for supporting unpaid carers has been launched in York, where the overall vision is to create a carer friendly city. The York Carers Strategy 2019 to 2024 has been written by a group of people from health and social care organisations, including the council and charities as well as families […]

New Drop-In Support Sessions – for carers of someone with a mental health condition.

In conjunction with the York Mind Health and Wellbeing programme, we’re now offering a new informal monthly drop-in for carers of someone with a mental health condition. It runs on the last Wednesday of the month, and carers can drop in any time from 6-8pm. Venue: Slug and Lettuce Swinegate, our group will be located […]

Funding for young carer summer holiday activities in York from BBC Children In Need.

York Carers Centre is grateful to have been awarded funding from BBC Children In Need for our young carer services. The three-year grant of £24,660 will be used to deliver a six week summer holiday activity programme to young carers from York. The project will help to combat isolation and loneliness, enabling the young people […]

Data protection and your information

The new laws around data protection (General Data Protection Regulations 2018) came into effect on Friday 25 May 2018. We have updated our Data Protection Statement and Policy inline with this, and details on how and why we collect your information can be found on our data protection page

One Day Any Day: Any day in the life of a young carer

If you have ever wondered what life for a young carer is like, here’s your chance to find out more. A short film, ‘One Day Any Day’ has been created by young carers from the Young Carers Revolution in York. Young Carers Revolution is a campaign group creating opportunities for young carers to have influence over […]

Carers Credit – are you missing out?

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have revealed that 95% of carers who are entitled to Carers Credit are not claiming it. Carers UK is highlighting the crucial importance of getting the right information and advice out to carers. The charity which provides expert advice, information and support for people who care for a […]