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 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 […]

Love and Dementia

Does your husband, wife, or long-term partner live in a care home, and live with dementia? Would you be willing to talk about your relationship, and what it is like now that your spouse is in care? Lottie Cowell is a post-graduate Trainee Clinical Psychologist studying at the University of Hull, living in York. For her doctoral thesis she […]

Have you used Hospice@Home from St. Leonard’s Hospice

The Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking for feedback, positive and negative, from carers who have used the Hospice@Home service provided by St. Leonard’s Hospice. They are specifically looking for feedback on Hospice@Home, not hospice services in general. Any feedback or experiences you are willing to share with them would be appreciated. […]

Shopping online? Easy Fundraising for York Carers Centre

Next time you are shopping online, please consider going through It won’t cost you anything and each purchase raises money to support unpaid carers. A wide variety of retailers have signed up to this, including Amazon, Ebay, John lewis, Tesco and Marks and Spencer.  

Could you be a Trustee?

York Carers Centre are looking for new Trustees to join our valued board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees are a group of volunteers who support the Chief Executive in the running of York Carers Centre. They meet every 6 weeks and become involved in issues of funding, recruiting staff, interviewing, policy making, health and safety. […]

Carers Rights Day 2015

Looking after someone? Know your rights. York Carers Centre is one of hundreds of organisations across the UK taking part in Carers Rights Day – a national awareness day organised by charity Carers UK. The aim of the day is to reach out to those who care for an older, seriously-ill or disabled loved one, […]

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