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:

Big Community Switch – save money by switching energy

Are you fed up with high energy bills? City of York Council is supporting the Big Community Switch to help you and the city get a better deal on gas and electricity. To find out more or to register go to Please have a recent energy bill close to hand as we will need […]

Finding it hard to get into paid work?

York Mind are running a free 12 week Ways in to Work programme to help you find the work you want with the support you need. The group will meet every Wednesday 2 to 4pm @ York Mind, Clifton Students will be expected to have basic IT skills and be able to job search independently […]

Children’s Centres in York want to know your views

The amount of money City of York Council spend on running York’s nine Children’s Centres has been reduced but they know that they provide important services to local families. City of York Council need you to get involved to make sure that all children get the best possible start in life. They want to know […]

New support to help reduce loneliness from JRT

Joseph Rowntree Foundation have developed a set of resources to help individuals, groups, communities and neighbourhoods take a closer look at – and to reduce – loneliness. They have created a resource pack that brings together the lessons and experiences from the programme: The pack includes: Living with loneliness? – a four-page summary of […]

York Mind Carers Peer Support Group

York Mind have a support group to promote the well being of carers for people with mental health issues. Starting 15 July 2014, 6 sessions over 6 weeks meeting at York Mind offices, Highcliffe House, Clifton Green. For more information please phone Dan at York Mind on 01904 643364

Tour bus success

We had great fun last week on our tour bus on Parilament Street as part of Carers Week.  Anyone with questions about caring were encouraged to call in.

Funding for our young adult carer service gets featured in The Press

We are celebrating after being given a grant for nearly £43,000 to help unpaid young adult carers in the city. This will be used to support and improve services for 14 to 25 year-olds caring for others with the grant from The Co-operative Group. See the full article:

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