Invitation to our AGM

We would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 22 September2016, 6 to 8pm. This is a chance to come and find out more about our work; we will take pleasure in sharing with you our successes and achievements over the last year. Our guest speaker is Tony Ives who completed […]

Well done!

Well done and thank you to Amy Cummings and Sam Cope for running the York 10k for us on Sunday. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!   If you are taking part in a sponsored event to raise money for York carers Centre, please get in touch with  

Help us train student social workers

York Carers Centre are working with the University of York to train student social workers, so that they can understand what it is like to be a carer. To do this we are inviting carers to a day where they will be filmed for their experience to be shared with student social workers. Any carers […]

New! Carers Hubs in Acomb and Tang Hall

Our Carers Hubs are a chance for carers to get together in their local community to: meet other carers and take a break from their caring role have a chat and a cuppa in a friendly space meet staff from York Carers Centre to learn more about what we offer and how we can support […]

New support through UCAS for carers applying for university

After a very successful petition UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) have agreed to add a carers’ tickbox to their application forms by 2018 for new applicants.This means there is now a way to push universities to acknowledge carers as a disadvantaged group, and a way to push for more support for students, both emotionally and […]

Carers UK creative writing competition 2016

Carers UK’s annual creative writing competition for carers is open. Whether you’re an experienced writer or have never expressed yourself through creative writing before, they would love to hear from you. 1st prize is £150 high street vouchers. The competition closes on 31 July 2016 and they will announce the winners in October 2016. The competition is free to […]

Department of Health – how can we improve support for carers?

From the Department of Health Carers freely give their time and energy to support friends or family members and many rightly take pride in providing essential support for those close to them. Caring for others should not be to the detriment of the carer’s own health and wellbeing and carers can receive support in a […]

Information and Advice Survey

JuST Works is a small company working for the City of York Council. They have been talking to people across York about their experience of information and advice that is available and the things that they think are important.  The survey tells you many of the main messages they have heard and they now want […]

Neighbourly Heineken fundraising update

Thank you to everyone who followed us on Neighbourly to show support to the Heineken UK Community Fund. We are very grateful that they have granted us £2,500 for our Substance Misuse Service. The money raised will enable us to continue to provide carer support and group activities/events for carers which will give them a […]

Welcome Shirley

York Carers Centre are happy to welcome Shirley Monteith as our new Advice Worker. Her role will include; providing carers with information and advice about Community Care, Carers’ Rights, and providing advice and support to carers who are in employment. Shirley says “I have worked with disabled people and carers in both the statutory and voluntary […]

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