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 […]

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 […]

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