Posts by Lowra Kitchingman

Summer newsletter for carers in York

Take a look at our upcoming news and events in our digital version of the summer newsletter.  

Workshops for parents of young carers: The Teenage Years

Time Out for Parents of Young Carers: The Teenage Years If you’re a parent of a young carer join us for a  free, six week course of workshops, led by trained facilitators from Family Matters York, to help you navigate the challenges of the teenage years and the changes in your relationship with your child. […]

Support for families and carers of people in Foss Park Hospital

Welcome to new staff member Una Heron “I’ve recently joined York Carers Centre as a Carer Support Worker, working on the Pathway to Recovery project. This is a multi-agency project set up to improve the experience of being discharged from Foss Park mental health hospital, for both patients and families. My job is to provide […]

Tell Healthwatch York about health and care

Healthwatch York was set up to hear people’s experiences of health and care, and make sure these are heard by those providing and buying services. We know that the past two years have been tough for everyone, and in particular for those living in care homes, and the people caring for them. We have recently […]

Have you claimed your payments to help with bills?

There are two schemes open to York residents to help people with their bills. They are Household Support Fund and £150 Energy Rebate. Household Support Fund The government have provided funding to Local Authorities to support residents with the increased cost of living including food and utility Costs.  The funding is called the Household Support […]

Let your GP know that you are a carer

Making sure your GP knowns you are an unpaid carer means you may be offered priority vaccines, and you could be offered other support, information and advice.  We recommend that you inform your GP surgery that you are an unpaid carer, and ask them to code this on your Primary Care Record.  Your GP surgery […]

Remembering Harry, our charity patron

We were all saddened by the news that Harry Gration passed away suddenly on Friday 24 June. It was such a privilege to have Harry as our charity Patron, he was a great supporter of our work and that of many other charities. Harry will be much missed by many, and our thoughts are with […]

I didn’t see myself as a carer, in the traditional sense..

“When I first looked for support for myself as a family member of an addict, I was pointed to York Carers Centre. I hesitated as I didn’t see myself as a carer in the traditional sense. I thought that, as a carer, you needed to care for your family member on a day to day […]

Energy costs advice

This April’s Energy Price Cap rise will be worrying for many people. If you’re worried about paying for your energy there several steps you can take:  1. Agree a Payment Plan  Contact your supplier first. Under Ofgem rules your supplier must work with you to agree on a payment plan that you can afford.  You […]

Short breaks with free accommodation

We have partnered with Carefree, a charity working with hotels, transforming their vacant rooms into vital breaks for unpaid carers. As partners we can refer carers registered with us, for a break.  How does it work  Breaks are usually for three nights and include free accommodation and breakfast for you and a companion in a twin […]

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