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 […]

New: Carers Hubs – volunteers wanted!

Often carers find themselves lonely and isolated, hence we are developing new outreach carer hubs in Acomb and Tang Hall. We have booked St. Aelred’s Community Centre in Tang Hall and Acomb Methodist Church weekly from August, with the aim of offering drop ins, health and wellbeing sessions, advice, information and signposting, and support groups […]

NHS job vacancy for a young adult carer

NHS England are looking to recruit a young adult carer to the role of Young Carers Administrator, based in Leeds. The details can be found here.

Books carers read – Able Community Care book survey

Able Community Care wants to know what carers like to read when they have a few minutes; on a commute, a journey, a break, or before they go to sleep. So what are you reading? Is it fact or fiction, thrillers or romance? If you are a carer and try to read when you have […]

Celebrate Carers Week!

This year’s Carers Week is 6 – 12 June, and the theme is Carer Friendly Communities. We will be hosting information stands throughout the week at places including York Hospital, Sainsbury’s Monks Cross, York College and York University to highlight the role of carers in our community, and the support that is available to them. […]

Change to New Earswick Group

The New Earswick Group will not be meeting on Tuesday 31 May. From now on it will be running as a New Earswick Hub; where carers can come weekly to meet others and access information, support and activities. The Hub will meet on Thursdays at the Friends Meeting House, New Earswick, YO32 4AE. The time will […]

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