Help us fundraise for young carers

We believe young carers should have chance to enjoy their childhood and take part in hobbies, after-school clubs and activities that they might be excluded from due to caring or poverty. We aim to raise £3000 to support young carers to do this. If you’d like to help us reach our target please visit our […]

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 […]

New shops added to the carers discount scheme

We offer a free discount card for carers that can save you money in over 30 local businesses. Your discount card is sent to you when you first register with us, and if you need a replacement please do let us know. We’re pleased to announce businesses newly added to our scheme this year; just […]

In the Press

We were delighted to be featured in York Press along with Millthorpe Secondary School, marking Young Carers Awareness Day 2020.  Take a look at the Press article here. Our young carer team work closely with several schools in the city, to ensure that young carers are identified and get the support they need. Schools celebrated […]

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 […]

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

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