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Disabled Access Day: Saturday 12 March

It’s Disabled Access Day on Saturday 12 March.   Disabled Access Day is sponsored by Euan’s Guide: a listing and review site that helps disabled people and their families know which venues are truly accessible.   Kiki MacDonald, Co-Founder of Euan’s Guide, explains: “We were inspired by the idea of Disabled Access Day and the potential […]

Evaluating support for carers of people with dementia

The Social Policy Research unit (SPRU) at the University of York is conducting some research about what carers of people with dementia want from the support they receive. Their aim is to help organisations that offer this support to better evaluate the services they provide. They would like to invite you to take part in a focus group […]

Recovery and Well-being Strategy: Carer Engagement Workshops

The Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust are offering a recovery and well-being workshop for carers who have experience of caring for individuals accessing forensic or adult mental health services. Background As some of you are aware the Trust is currently two years into the delivery of a three year Recovery and Well-being […]

York Mind’s Befriending Service are looking for new volunteers

Befrienders provide weekly, one-to-one support to adults who feel isolated and excluded as a result of their mental ill-health. They support clients for 6 months to engage in a range of social activities, such as going for walks, chatting over a coffee or visiting new places as well as supporting the client to move into […]

Change to the Crombie Wilkinson discount scheme

The discount for carers registered with York Carers Centre by Crombie Wilkinson solicitors has been altered slightly to make it clearer and easier to use: Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors York Branch: 19 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RJ Offer: York Carers Centre has now joined Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors Law Club which gives carers a 12.5% discount on fees, […]

York Museums Trust card – are you eligible for a free one?

In June 2015 York Museums Trust launched a YMT card scheme. YMT cards give 12 months unlimited free admission to York Castle Museum, the Yorkshire Museum, and Art Gallery. It also gives 10% discount in all of their shops and cafes. If you have a valid YorkCard (available from libraries) then you can get a […]

#YorkDisabilityNatter – an open debate about disability.

What are the key issues for disabled people in York? What does equality and inclusion mean in 2016? Where do we go from here and how do we get there? Wednesday 10 February 2016, 6pm to 9pm Snow Room, City of York Council Offices, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA. York Independent Living Network […]

North Yorkshire calls its health and social care equipment and wheelchair users to ‘get involved’

Local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), including the Vale of York CCG, and North Yorkshire County Council have joined forces to call for the opinions of local health and social care equipment users. Health and social care equipment includes mobility and communication aids that help to support adults and children to live independently at home. Examples […]

Free online counselling for York residents

Got a problem? Need advice? Feeling stressed or embarrassed about something? Qwell Counselling has been commissioned by York Council to provide online counselling services for free for the residents of the city, including those accessing York Carers Centre. This site is now live at www.qwellcounselling.com and any adult from York is welcome to sign up and use it. It […]

Christmas opening hours

Please note that we will close for Christmas and New Year on Wednesday 23 December at 5pm and reopen at 9am on Monday 4 January 2016. We will not be checking our answer machines or emails during this period. If you need urgent help when we are closed: Adults should get in touch with City of York […]

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