Improving health and lives

Helena Nowell from City of York Council came and spoke to the Learning Difficulties Forum at its last meeting about the Joint Health and Social Care Self Assessment Framework. Helena is encouraging responses from people with learning disabilities and their family members or carers. The views that are collected will be used to improve services. […]

Welcome to Emma

York Carers Centre is pleased to welcome Emma Keef to the role of Communications Officer. Emma lives in York with her husband and two children, Oscar, 5, and Annabel, 2. Emma has previously worked as an Arts Project Manager, Community Arts Officer, and Children’s Centre Development Worker, and is looking forward to being part of […]

Grow and Cook

Door 84 are offering free places on a 13 week food growing and cooking skills course Develop your knowledge and practical skills in food growing, including sowing, tending and harvesting fruits and vegetables Take part in food preparation and group cooking workshops, including food planning, budgeting and healthy eating Complete Food Safety Training and Basic […]

Invitation to help design the new Musculoskeletal Service

NHS Vale of York CCG is undertaking a re-procurement of the current Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service. The MSK service will provide an accurate triage of referrals, assessment, investigation and treatment of a range of MSK symptoms affecting the joints, spine, bones and the tissues around them.   How you can help We want local patients and […]

York Carers Centre opening times over Christmas

York Carers Centre will close at 5pm on Tuesday 23 December 2014 and will not reopen again until 9am on Monday 5 January 2015. We will not be checking our answer machine or emails during this period. If you need urgent help when we are closed: Adults should get in touch with City of York Council’s Customer Access & Assessment […]

Spread the Warmth

Age UK York is working hard to help older people keep warm and well throughout the winter by: distributing essential items like clothes, heaters and electric blankets to keep older people warm providing free information and advice to ease financial worries offering shopping support so those with mobility issues can get what they need running Christmas parties […]

Celebrate Carers Rights Day

At the end of November there are lots of events for carers in York: Monday 24 November – Drop in at Clifton Medical Practice (Water Lane). Our Carers Support Worker and Benefits Advisor will be available to offer information and advice from 9.30am – noon. Thursday 27 November – As part of ‘Britains Best Breakfast’ […]

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 […]

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