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Need advice on taking a holiday or break?

As carers are so often busy with caring, making all the necessary arrangements to take a break is often the last thing on their minds. At our Carer Breaks Marketplace carers will have access to information about how they might be able to take a break, such as a day trip or a few days […]

This is Carers Week! 10 -16 June 2019

This is Carers Week (10-16 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. Here in our […]

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 […]

April to June Carers Newsletter

The York Carers Centre April to June newsletter and What’s On guide is now available, containing all of our news and events for the coming months.  Inside the newsletter you’ll find: Carers Week 2019 events Wellbeing activities for carers Information on all of our regular hubs and groups Click below to view the newsletter and […]

Health and Wellbeing Hub

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  programme of workshops run by guest facilitators. Please book onto any of the […]

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

York College are Carer Friendly

Congratulations to York College who have become the first organisation to sign up to our Carer Friendly Employer charter after the launch of our new Supporting Working Carers initiative. We are delighted that such a large employer is investing such commitment and recognising the valuable role carers have in the workplace as well as in their […]

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 […]