Community RePaint

Community RePaint is a national paint reuse network, sponsored by Dulux, that aims to collect leftover paint and redistribute it to benefit individuals, families, communities and charities in need. Community RePaint schemes can provide part full containers of leftover paint and full containers of end of range or miss-tinted paint to individuals, groups and organisations. […]

Free mental health talks at the University of York

Story from York Press Students, staff and members of the public are being invited to open up about mental health during a week of events at the University of York. The Graduate Students’ Association is running the Mind Your Head event during its annual Mental Illness Awareness Week from February 12 to 15. Speakers are invited […]

How to help York Museums Trust with accessibility

The Access Team at York Museums Trust is constantly developing new ideas and activities for those with accessibility difficulties to our venues, but we really do need the insight of those who may be affected. We are putting together a consultation group who can help us make the right choices in what we do to […]

Musication: a course for all who love music

Based at the Centre@Burnholme in Bad Bargain Lane, York, Tang Hall Smart Community Interest Company delivers clubs, classes and activities to the local community and to those experiencing disadvantage from the wider York area. Musication is our name for ‘recovery and progress through music’.  We run an in-house Musication record label, a regular fully-funded part-time course, and bespoke […]

A poem

Thank you to Alan Powell for this poem:   We are a motley bunch of folk, who meet up once a week Take tea and talk together, to find the answers that we seek We are a group of carers, with someone in our life That needs the help we give them, be it mother, […]

Ask Listen Do

NHS England and the Local Government Association have been working to understand the many additional barriers faced by children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both and their families in raising concerns and complaints. They want to take practical steps to improve people’s experiences and expectations of the complex systems in health, social care and […]

Beware scam calls

Beware of bogus HMRC Calls There is currently a telephone scam where a recorded message is left, allegedly from HMRC, stating that HMRC are investigating the individual for tax fraud and are bringing a lawsuit against them. The recipient is asked to call back and press “1” to speak to the officer dealing with the […]

Carers Rights Day: planning for later life

Friday 24 November is Carers Rights Day; a national campaign to enable carers to know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to. In order to celebrate we are hosting an event for carers who would like more information about planning for later life. The event will […]

Thank you to York Rotary

Thank you very much to the York Rotary Club who have popped by to donate £800 they have raised for our Young Adult Carer service. The money will go towards providing breaks and activities for young adult carers (aged 16 to 25). For more information on the work we do with young adult carers, please visit […]

University of York: documentary opportunity for parent carers

Students in association with the University of York have been commissioned to shoot a short 20-minute documentary, which will look at the impact of being a parent carer for a profoundly disabled child. We are looking for parent carers of profoundly disabled children with complex needs, parents who have had to severely adapt their lifestyle […]

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