New ‘Speak Your Mind’ blog from York Mind

A new monthly blog from York Mind. Giving you the opportunity to write about your experiences with mental health:  

Carers Trust launches guide to buying care

Carers Trust have launched a series of guides to help carers, families and people with care needs to know what to look out for when buying care. To find out more visit

Would you like to join a course on caring for someone with dementia?

Caring and Coping is a 6 week course for carers of people with dementia starting in November and run by the Selby & York branch of the Alzheimer’s Society. All carers are welcome to apply, though priority will be given to those supporting people living at home. Carers do not necessarily have to live with the person […]

A new website for the National Family Carer Network

The National Family Carer Network is a charity that aims to promote the voice and rights of family carers supporting a person with a learning disability. Visit their new improved website: 

National Adult Carers Survey 2014

Adult Carers receiving support services from or on behalf of City of York Council will be asked for their views on the services they receive over the next few weeks. This survey is being run nationally to find how services received by carers are helping them in their life and caring role and their view […]

Public and Patient Engagement Forum

On Tuesday 28 October 2014, 6 to 8pm, be the commissioner for the CCG! In an innovative approach to involving the community in shaping decisions about local healthcare services, this event asks participants to take on the commissioning role. You will have: The CCG’s annual budget to spend on healthcare services a responsibility to commission good quality, […]

Consultation with Parents – childcare for children with special educational needs and disability

The consultation is concerning childcare for children with special educational needs and disabilities. We want to understand the childcare needs of families with children who have special educational needs and disabilities. All responses received by Wednesday 15 October 2014 will be entered in to a prize draw for the chance to win up to £80 […]

Information Exchange at West Offices

Drop in for a creative chat to share information and explore ways of accessing a wide range of community activities. Browse information about local interest/social groups. Find out about the range of local opportunities- social, leisure, learning and voluntary. Tell us about groups you know. The Community Facilitators will be in the visitor entrance to Customer Services, West Offices […]

The secret garden project

Have you got green fingers?  Could you spare some time and share your skills? Krumbs Café’s need gardening volunteers to help make their courtyard beautiful again. The project positively welcomes anyone experiencing confusion and memory problems. The project is run by United Response and Here:Now Dementia and is funded by the JRF York Committee. The volunteers […]

Survey about being discharged from hospital

Healthwatch England recently launched a Special Inquiry into people’s experience of being discharged from health and social care settings. Healthwatch York have created a survey here to capture your experiences locally. There is also an Easy read version of the survery. Visit:

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