Posts by Lowra Kitchingman

July update from Carole, our CEO

I was thinking about writing this throughout May with an air of optimism, but as the days progressed into June then July it seems likely that some restrictions will be in place for a while longer. Carers Week 2021 With this further delay I’ve been reminded of the day-to-day struggles that carers face, so eloquently […]

How I came to be a volunteer Carer Champion

“I first came across York Carers Centre when I was searching for support groups for people with a loved one with an addiction as my Dad’s alcohol addiction had got out of control. I’ve been attending the Substance Misuse Support Group on zoom and I haven’t looked back since; the group has been a saviour […]

Come to a Carers Hub

Come and see us for a chat at one of our friendly Carer Hubs over summer. We’ll be running a mix of some ‘in-person’ hubs around the city, and some online, to make sure there is something for everyone. Please get in touch with us to book your place on any of the hubs: 01904 […]

What’s happening in the young adult carer support team

What’s been happening over the past months: It’s great to get back to in-person support in the Young Adult Carer Service, and there have been lots of comments on how good it is to actually see people in ‘real life’. From May’s ‘YACnic’ picnic, to one-to-one Walk-and Talks, lots of us are benefitting from getting […]

Carers Week 2021

In June it’s Carers Week, a national, annual campaign which raises awareness of caring and recognises the essential contribution carers make to our community. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. Carers in our city have faced many new challenges this […]

Young Carers Action Day 16 March

Young Carers Action Day, and the experience of being a young carer. Words provided with thanks to our volunteer D This years theme is, ‘Protect Young Carers’ Futures’ There are a variety of impacts of being a young carer. Here at York Carers Centre, we recognise that there are many positive impacts that the caring […]