Caring and Coping sessions in August

In August we’ll be running a series of free Caring and Coping sessions (via zoom), covering a range of topics chosen to support your own well being as a carer. Each session is stand alone, so you can just book onto the individual session/s that you choose. All sessions will run from 11am to 12.30pm […]

Carers Emergency Fund July 2020

Carers Emergency Fund We have been awarded a small amount of money from Carers Trust, to help with carer emergencies related to COVID-19. There is a fund for young carers and a fund for carers over 18. Please look at the full guidance below and then to apply please complete the below form with as […]

Our support groups are online

During this challenging time we appreciate that carers will be worried about the health of their family and the person they care for, and should not have to deal with this alone. So to during the period of social distancing we will be running some of our groups on Zoom to allow carers to access […]

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 […]

Carer friendly employers in York

We’re delighted to announce that two more employers in York, Vale of York CCG and My Health, have joined our Carer Friendly Employer Charter by committing to support members of their workforce who have caring responsibilities at home. One in six working carers give up work because the challenge of juggling their work and caring […]

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 […]

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 […]

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