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 […]

Award winning ME documentary film ‘Unrest’ coming to York

‘Jennifer Brea is an active Harvard PhD student about to marry the love of her life when suddenly her body starts failing her. Hoping to shed light on her strange symptoms, Jennifer grabs a camera and films the darkest moments unfolding before her eyes as she is derailed by M.E. ), a mysterious illness some […]

Life in Transition

Our Young Carers Revolution group have created ‘Transitions’; a series of four short films to help other young carers understand what to expect as they go through life transitions to young adulthood. You can view the films on on our Youtube channel We had great fun making these films and hope you enjoy watching them […]

An invitation to share the evening with us

You are warmly invited to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 21 September 2017 at 6pm. The meeting will be held at York CVS, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET. This is a chance to come and meet staff, trustees and volunteers and find out more about our work. We will take pleasure in sharing […]

York Suicide Prevention Conference

York Suicide Prevention Conference 18 September 2017 11.30 am to 5.00 pm York Sports Club, Shipton Road   This is a follow up conference from the Lived Experience event held in October 2016.  The audience will have an opportunity to help progress the work to make York a suicide safer city. It will include presentations […]

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