Spring: Health and Wellbeing sessions

When you spend a lot of your time caring for someone, your own needs can be forgotten about. However, it is really important to be able to maintain your own mental and physical health and wellbeing , so we have a new spring programme of workshops with a guest facilitator. These will be at the […]

Putting Carers on the Map: A history of Carers UK

Putting Carers on the Map In 1974 when local government in England was reorganised, The National Old People’s Welfare Council reinvented itself As Age Concern and set itself to open an Age Concern branch in every new Metropolitan Borough, funded by Urban Aid grants. My first job using my social science and Health Services Administration […]

Young Carers benefit from Ed De Nunzio

Our Young Carers Service is very grateful to the Ed De Nunzio Charitable Trust for providing generous funding. The money has allowed us to help ease a financial pressure faced by many of the families we work by assisting young carers to buy school uniform. The funding will also enable us to run activities for our […]

TV documentary seeks carers younger than early 20s

ARE YOU CARING FOR YOUR YOUNGER BROTHER OR SISTER(S)? Transparent Television are developing a sensitive documentary project about carers, following older siblings who are caring for their younger brothers and sisters and exploring the extra challenges they may face in light of their situation. We want to hear from those who are devoting their lives […]

York Carers Centre Autumn 2018 Newsletter

Download our autumn 2018 York Carers Centre newsletter and find out about: Carers Rights Day Our AGM Wellbeing Hub Accessible parking Access at York Museums Trust Live Well York and much more….   Plus updates from: Adult carers Young carers Young adult carers Carers Hubs You can also download our What’s On guide for September to […]

Blue badge parking to cover hidden disabilities

From the BBC Blue badge parking permits are to be made available for people in England with “hidden disabilities” such as autism or mental health problems. The Department for Transport said people with non-physical disabilities would have an equal right to free parking from next year. Currently the rules do not explicitly exclude hidden disabilities, […]

Free fun and food over the school holidays

Over the school holidays it can become harder and harder to keep children entertained without breaking the bank. Children who normally receive meals at school need meals at home instead which can push families into food poverty. York Food Poverty Alliance  have put together a timetable of where children can enjoy free or low-cost activities across […]

A new home for the Carers Cafe

We are happy to confirm we have a new home for our popular monthly Carers Cafe. After the sudden sad closure of the Spurriergate Centre we hoped we would be able to find somewhere else that could host us once a month; an accessible place full of people with refreshments and space for carers to […]

Spurriergate Centre closes down

We are so sorry to hear the  news that Spurriergate Centre Cafe has closed suddenly. We would like to thank them for all their help and support hosting our popular Carers Cafe for so many years and we wish the staff and volunteers all the best. We are working to find an alternate venue for […]

Seeking art for charity

York Mind and Rethink York Group are co-hosting the popular annual fundraising exhibition and auction at the City Screen Gallery on Coney Street, which during October will see donated artworks displayed on the wall and silent bids taken. At the end of the exhibition, works are sold to the highest bidder, and all proceeds split […]

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