Accessible Arts and Media launch new after school singing and music club

Accessible Arts and Media invite you to come along and try our inclusive music and singing club for 5 to 10 year olds. The IMPs (Inclusive Music Project) runs on Monday nights from 4.30 to 5.30pm (snacks/pack-up tea from 4pm) at Burton Stone Community Centre. We learn to sing and sign fun pop songs and play with musical instruments. You don’t need any experience and we support everyone to […]

New vacancy – Carer Support Worker 27.5 hours

We are seeking to recruit a Carer Support Worker to identify vulnerable carers throughout the York area, providing 1:1 support and access to a range of information, advice and activities that help maintain and improve carer health and wellbeing. Job Title:                    Carer Support Worker Hours:                        27.5 hours per week (excluding lunch breaks).  Some […]

Please vote for our project!

We have entered the Aviva Community Fund to raise money for our New Earswick Carers Hub who would like to share their experience through creating a film about their group, how it was set up and what they have gained. They hope to raise awareness and inspire other carers. The project would empower them to tell […]

Charity of the month

Ambiente Tapas restaurant on Fossgate, York, recently had us as their charity of the month. Over September their customers were invited to add a £1 donation to their bill, and the restaurant topped up the contributions with £500, resulting in £1288 which will be much appreciated and spent on support for unpaid carers across York.

Suicide prevention event

The North Yorkshire and York Suicide Prevention Task Group, which is chaired by City of York Council’s Director of Public Health, is inviting people who have been affected by suicide, personally or professionally, to an event on Friday 28 October. The conference will launch an ambition for York to be a Suicide-Safer community and part […]

Do you care for someone with an eating disorder?

Collaborative Caring Workshop An intensive 2-day workshop for carers of people with an Eating Disorder.  The workshop uses Collaborative Caring to provide skills-based learning on how to best support a loved one with an eating disorder. The course is free.   1 and 2 October 2016 9.30AM to 4.30PM the Retreat York, Heslington Road, York, […]

Royal seal of approval for Young Carer

Thanks to York Press for this article A YOUNG carer’s kindness and determination have been given the royal seal of approval. Emily Hicks, 26, from Holgate, York, has won the Patron’s award at the Festival of Learning Awards, in Birmingham, which is picked by Princess Anne. More than 50 regional and national Festival of Learning winners […]

Support our marathon man!

On Sunday 9 October Ed Robson, a Social Work Lecturer at the University of York, will be undertaking the task of running the 26.2 mile Yorkshire Marathon to raise awareness and funds for York Carers Centre. Ed says “during my career I have managed young carers projects in Hull and supported adult carers too – […]

York 50+ Festival

York Older People’s Assembly presents the twelfth annual York 50+ Festival 24 September to 2 Oct 2016 York 50+ Information Fair 15 September at Guildhall, Spurriergate Centre and St. Sampson’s Centre. Copies of the 3,500 York 50+ Festival programmes are available now from all libraries, community centres, city-wide outlets and the Visitors Centre. You can also find […]

New! Carers Advice Line

Do you need information or advice about your caring role or for the person you care for? On Wednesday evenings 5 to 8pm carers can now phone our carers Advice Line to speak with Andrew or Shirley about: Benefits for carers or disabled people Community Care – accessing support for the person you care for […]

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