York Carers Centre Autumn 2018 Newsletter

Download our autumn 2018 York Carers Centre newsletter and find out about: Carers Rights Day Our AGM Wellbeing Hub Accessible parking Access at York Museums Trust Live Well York and much more….   Plus updates from: Adult carers Young carers Young adult carers Carers Hubs You can also download our What’s On guide for September to […]

Blue badge parking to cover hidden disabilities

From the BBC Blue badge parking permits are to be made available for people in England with “hidden disabilities” such as autism or mental health problems. The Department for Transport said people with non-physical disabilities would have an equal right to free parking from next year. Currently the rules do not explicitly exclude hidden disabilities, […]

Free fun and food over the school holidays

Over the school holidays it can become harder and harder to keep children entertained without breaking the bank. Children who normally receive meals at school need meals at home instead which can push families into food poverty. York Food Poverty Alliance  have put together a timetable of where children can enjoy free or low-cost activities across […]

A new home for the Carers Cafe

We are happy to confirm we have a new home for our popular monthly Carers Cafe. After the sudden sad closure of the Spurriergate Centre we hoped we would be able to find somewhere else that could host us once a month; an accessible place full of people with refreshments and space for carers to […]

Spurriergate Centre closes down

We are so sorry to hear the  news that Spurriergate Centre Cafe has closed suddenly. We would like to thank them for all their help and support hosting our popular Carers Cafe for so many years and we wish the staff and volunteers all the best. We are working to find an alternate venue for […]

Seeking art for charity

York Mind and Rethink York Group are co-hosting the popular annual fundraising exhibition and auction at the City Screen Gallery on Coney Street, which during October will see donated artworks displayed on the wall and silent bids taken. At the end of the exhibition, works are sold to the highest bidder, and all proceeds split […]

Carers UK photography competition

Carers UK’s second photography competition is now open for entries. Whether you are a keen photographer or just like taking pictures on your mobile, they would love to receive your photos. Supported once again by Specsavers, the competition has two categories which can be interpreted as widely as you wish: • This is caring • […]

Good Grief

Grief, bereavement and loss are extremely hard to talk about…but they shouldn’t be. These feelings might come about following a death, but grief can also develop in association with the loss of relationship between the carer and the person they care for when the person or relationship changes due to a condition such as dementia. […]

Is gardening good for your health?

Carers Trust is one of the beneficiaries of the National Garden Scheme which involves people opening up their beautiful gardens for charities and other good causes. The money raised from the gardens helps to support our work with unpaid carers. One of the key National Garden Scheme events of the year is Gardens and Health […]

Help at the Haxby Carers Hub

Often carers find themselves lonely and isolated, so our Carers Hubs can be a lifeline. On the third Thursday of the month we meet at Costa Coffee in Haxby between 10 and 11.30am. It is a friendly, informal drop in where you can chat, meet other carers and have a cuppa. We are seeking volunteers […]

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