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- Creative Crafts

24/01/2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am | York Explore Library

In partnership with York Learning, join us for a new 10 week course where you can try your hand at a range of crafts in a relaxed group environment.

“Lovely environment for creativity, fun, and a breath of fresh air for anyone with a busy caring role.” from a carer who attended the last course.

You are welcome to also book a place for the person who you care for.

Where: York Explore Library

Dates: Mondays 17 January to 28 March, with a week break for half term on 21 February

Time: 10 to 11.30am

How to book: contact us on 01904 715 490 or events@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

- What Matters to You? (online)

26/01/2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm |

What Matters to You?

Following on from the success of a similar event in July 2021, we will now run What Matters to You twice a year. We would like to hear from you and have your input about what matters to you as a carer.

The  particular focus of this January session will be:

  • Creating your wish list for primary care
  • What matters to you about carer breaks and respite

We’d like to encourage you to join us and share your views. There would be no ongoing commitment from you and we will invite some key people along to hear your views, though the event will be focussed on you.

If you can’t attend but would like to add your views, please contact Sharron.smith@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

When and where:

  • Wednesday 26 January from 10am to 12pm, online

Booking:

Please contact us to book a place on 01904 715 490 or events@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

 

- Carer Awareness Training

26/01/2022 10:30 am - 12:30 pm |

Free two hour session offering an introduction to York Carers Centre, and looking at how anyone in the community can identify and support unpaid carers:

  • An opportunity for professionals to learn more about the support available for unpaid carers across the city.
  • Increase understanding of carers, their role and its effect on their lives.
  • Explore how professionals working in the health and social care field, or anyone in the community, can help to: identify carers early; recognise them as ‘partners’ in care; help carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing.

The sessions include a presentation from our Training Officer, sharing of information around current carer issues (such as Covid-19 and isolation), discussions, a quiz and sharing of links to carer films on YouTube. One of our volunteer carer champions shares her experience of caring, and what types of support can help.

Courses run regularly throughout the year and are held online. 

To book contact Sam Varo at Vale of York CCG:  

sam.varo@nhs.net  or phone 01904 551 773.

Sessions run from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

- Mental Health Carers drop-in

26/01/2022 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm | Friends Meeting House

This informal, supportive session is for people who help care or support someone with a mental health condition.

It’s primarily aimed at people new to caring, caring for someone in crisis or caring for young people. However we welcome anyone caring for someone with a mental health condition to this group.

It runs on the last Wednesday of each month from 6.15 to 8pm.

The group will be held in-person, at Friends Meeting House, Friargate

Please contact us to book: 01904 715 490 or events@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

- Planning for Tomorrow

27/01/2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Friends Meeting House

In January we will be holding a new course for carers who would like information and support around an area which isn’t talked about much; what to consider when thinking about a caring role coming to an end and the loss of the person cared for.

The sessions will offer:

  • Time and space to discuss this often difficult area.
  • Legal, financial and practical information concerning end of life care.
  • Discussion and involvement from relevant services who have information and experience to share.
  • Considering life after a caring role and how it might be.

The aim of the course is to enable more confidence, choice and ease of mind in managing at a challenging time.

Throughout the sessions there will be opportunities to arrange individual conversations with a member of York Carers Centre staff.

What will we cover at each session:

  • Thursday 13 January – come along for a cup of tea and a chat, and an opportunity to meet other carers and the staff involved and to flag up areas you would like to explore in the course.
  • Thursday 27 January – Coping with change and end of life; self-care for the carer.
  • Thursday 10 February – What legal, financial and practical supports are available.
  • Thursday 17 February – Understanding loss and preparing for end of life care.
  • Thursday 3 March – Considering your own way forward and making a personal support plan covering all areas.

When and where:

Friends Meeting House, Friargate

  • From 10 to 11am on Thursday 13 January – Introductory session
  • From 10 to 1pm on: Thursday 27 January, 10 February, 17 February, 3 March

How to book: 01904 715 490 or email events@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

Please get in touch if you would like to speak to us about the course and discuss whether it might be right for you.

- Carers Hub North (Haxby)

27/01/2022 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm | Oaken Grove Community Centre

Come and see us for a chat at one of our friendly in-person Carer Hubs in the coming months.

The Hubs are a great opportunity to catch up with our staff and other carers, ask any questions and get advice you might need, over some refreshments.

Come along to any of the hubs, no matter where you live in York, and you’re very welcome to bring the person you care for too.

When: The Carers Hub North in Haxby is on the fourth Thursday of each month, from 3.15 to 4.30pm.

To ensure the Hubs are as safe as possible we are using closed venues, rather than drop-in venues, for now. Please do book in advance to attend the Hubs, even if it is just a day or two before. This helps us make sure we don’t exceed maximum numbers.

Contact to book: events@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

Please see our calendar for the Carers Hub Central (Friargate) and Carers Hub West (Clifton) hub dates.

Family History Workshop (online)

29/01/2022 10:15 am - 12:00 pm |

Would you like to explore the lives of relatives who came before you, but not sure where to start?

Or maybe you’re already working on a family tree and would like some help and advice?

Come along to our relaxed family history workshop online, on Saturday 29 January from 10.15am to 12pm.

How to book: 01904 715 490 or events@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

- Creative Crafts

31/01/2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am | York Explore Library

In partnership with York Learning, join us for a new 10 week course where you can try your hand at a range of crafts in a relaxed group environment.

“Lovely environment for creativity, fun, and a breath of fresh air for anyone with a busy caring role.” from a carer who attended the last course.

You are welcome to also book a place for the person who you care for.

Where: York Explore Library

Dates: Mondays 17 January to 28 March, with a week break for half term on 21 February

Time: 10 to 11.30am

How to book: contact us on 01904 715 490 or events@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

-Gambling and Substance Misuse Carers Group

01/02/2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

This welcoming support group is for people who are affected by a family member or friend’s drinking, drug-use or gambling.

We know that some may find it difficult to attend groups during the day, so this group is held in the evenings.

You’ll be offered a telephone appointment before you attend for the first time, to answer any questions you may have.

It runs on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8pm. The group is currently on Zoom however you can also join via telephone if preferred.

Contact us to book: on 01904 715 490 or events@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk 

- Creative Crafts

07/02/2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am | York Explore Library

In partnership with York Learning, join us for a new 10 week course where you can try your hand at a range of crafts in a relaxed group environment.

“Lovely environment for creativity, fun, and a breath of fresh air for anyone with a busy caring role.” from a carer who attended the last course.

You are welcome to also book a place for the person who you care for.

Where: York Explore Library

Dates: Mondays 17 January to 28 March, with a week break for half term on 21 February

Time: 10 to 11.30am

How to book: contact us on 01904 715 490 or events@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

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