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Young Carers Action Day

13/03/2024 All Day |

Young Carers Action Day (YCAD) is an annual event organised by Carers Trust.

This year it takes place on Wednesday 13 March 2024. It is a day of recognition and action for young carers and young adult carers across the UK. This year’s theme is ‘Fair Futures for Young Carers.’

A young carer should not feel that their caring role is a barrier to learning, employment, aspirations, and goals.

Young carers are significantly less likely to undertake higher education or enter employment and this needs to change. The 2023 school census highlighted a significant under-reporting of the number of young carers in schools, meaning that young carers are not being identified and therefore not being supported. This is likely to be a leading factor in young carers struggling at school, and therefore lessening their chances to succeed in education.

We will be celebrating YCAD by holding a primary and secondary school social event where we can gather young carers feedback as to how we raise the profile of carers in schools and what schools can do to help. These events will give young carers a fun break from caring responsibilities and an opportunity to engage in peer support.

We are encouraging everyone to get a conversation going about young carers to raise public awareness and bring about change for them and their families. We are also asking MPs, organisations, and individuals to pledge their support for young carers and young adult
carers by following this link https://carers.org/youngcarers-alliance/young-carers-pledge

 

Human Library Employability Session

13/03/2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Spark York

” The guest role models showed me how young adult carers have gone on to achieve their dreams! ”  Young Adult Carer & YACSTARS participant.

 

To celebrate Young Carers Action Day (YCAD) we are working with ‘Next Door But One’ theatre group to create a ‘Human Library’ session for young adult carers at SPARK.

The Human Library session is inspired by the YACSTARS project, which was a series of events for young adult carers, funded by The Quilter Foundation and supported by Carers Trust.

The Human Library event will be a friendly, accessible, facilitated opportunity for YACs to meet with people from a range of backgrounds and careers, in 1-2-1 and small group settings.

They will hear inspirational stories and experiences from a diverse group of professionals, particularly those who are or have been a carer. They will learn how the skills and experiences gained from caring can be transferred to the workplace and that it’s absolutely possible to tackle adversity and achieve your dreams.

The event is a unique opportunity for young adult carers who’s confidence and self-belief has been impacted by their caring responsibilities.

We continuously seek to help YACs experience a ‘fairer future for young carers’ which is this year’s YCAD theme.

With special thanks for Carers Trust – Young Carers Action Day grant, for making this event possible.

 

Mental Health Carers Group

13/03/2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Friends Meeting House

These groups are for friends and family supporting someone with mental ill health. The groups provide a break from caring responsibilities and an opportunity to meet other local carers.

Mental Health Carers Group

Some evenings we have discussions led by visiting speakers, other meetings focus on giving each other support, encouragement and sharing coping strategies.

New members are always welcome.

This group is run in partnership with Rethink Mental Illness York Group.

 

When: Wednesday 13 March 2024 , 7 – 9 pm

Where: Fox Room, Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York, YO1 9RL

To book or find out more please call York Carers Centre on 01904 715 490 or email events@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

To be added to the mailing list to find out about upcoming mental health carer groups please contact lindsey.foster@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

Coherent Breathing course for carers

14/03/2024 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Tang Hall Community Centre

We are running a free course, in partnership with Beetle Bank Social Farm, for carers to learn about ‘Coherent Breathing.’

Coherent Breathing is a breathing practice, which has been thoroughly tested by science, and is understood to be the most effective breathing pattern to help cope with stress and anxiety. The breathing practice is easy to learn and combine with simple movements.

Taster Sessions

We are holding two online taster sessions for you to find out more about Coherent Breathing.

When: Thursday 1 February 2024, 7 – 8 pm and Thursday 15 February 2024, 11 am – 12 pm

Where: Zoom (details will be given on booking)

 

Coherent Breathing course

This is a free four-week course and a chance to take some time out, meet other carers and learn a self-care skill.
Drinks will be provided.

When: Thursday 29 February 2024, Thursday 7 March 2024, Thursday 14 March 2024 and Thursday 21 March 2024, 1.30 – 3.30 pm

Where: Tang Hall Community Centre, Tang Hall, Fifth Avenue, York YO31 0UG

To book or find out more please call York Carers Centre on 01904 715 490 or email events@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

 

Information Stall - Pathway to Recovery, Foss Park Hospital

19/03/2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Foss Park Hospital

We offer one-to-one support and advice to unpaid carers in York that support someone with mental ill health; you can talk confidentially and openly with a Carer Peer Support Worker who understands your situation and how your caring role may impact your life.

Many carers report that having someone to talk to about their situation is very helpful and gives them an outlet for their own thoughts and feelings.

We are holding Information Stalls at Foss Park Hospital on the following dates: providing free information and advice to unpaid carers that support someone with a mental health condition.

When: Tuesday 19 March, 1 – 4 pm

Where: Reception, Foss Park Hospital, Haxby Road, York YO31 8TA

 

 

Volunteer Road Shows

19/03/2024 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Copmanthorpe Library

We will be visiting Explore Centres across York to raise awareness of our charity work and speak to anyone interested in volunteering with us.

We are always looking for people to join us as volunteers; helping at groups and events, raising awareness and fundraising, making wellbeing calls to carers and admin and office tasks.

Come along to one of our Volunteer Roadshows to find out more…

When: Tuesday 19 March 2024, 2 – 4 pm

Where: Copmanthorpe Library, Main Street, Copmanthorpe, York YO23 3SU

No need to book.

Young Carers - Secondary Youth Club (LAFFS)

19/03/2024 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Youth Club

To celebrate Young Carers Action Day we have invited Pilot Theatre to our youth club for secondary school young carers.

They are hosting a graffiti art workshop incorporating the theme ‘fairer futures for young carers’.

When: Tuesday 19 March 2024, 5 – 6.30 pm

Where: Youth Club, Moor Lane Youth Centre, Wain’s Road, Dringhouses, York, YO24 2TX.

Help with transport is currently available on request.

Please call York Carers Centre on 01904 715 490 for further information and book via the Eventbrite booking link shared by the Young Carers team.

Carers Action Group (CAG)

20/03/2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Friends Meeting House

What issues matter to you as a carer?

The Carers Action Group (CAG) is an opportunity to talk to other local carers, staff from York Carers Centre and professionals, about your experience of being an unpaid carer in York.

We want to hear what has gone well, as well as the difficulties and challenges you have faced – so that feedback from the group can be shared with relevant agencies.

Representatives from the Integrated Care Board (ICB) are attending our next group to talk about the provision of health services in York and hear carers views.

When: Wednesday 20 March 2024, 10 am – 1 pm, with lunch at 12.15 pm

Where: Friends Meeting House, Friargate, YO1 9RL

To book or find out more please call York Carers Centre on 01904 715 490 or email events@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

Substance Misuse and Gambling Carer Marketplace

20/03/2024 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Jacobs Well

If you are affected by someone’s drinking, drug use or gambling, come and meet with staff and carers who have lived experience and
find out about the support available in York.

When: Wednesday 20 March 2024, 4 – 6 pm

Where: Jacobs Well, Trinity Lane, York

There’s no need to book.

Coherent Breathing course for carers

21/03/2024 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Tang Hall Community Centre

We are running a free course, in partnership with Beetle Bank Social Farm, for carers to learn about ‘Coherent Breathing.’

Coherent Breathing is a breathing practice, which has been thoroughly tested by science, and is understood to be the most effective breathing pattern to help cope with stress and anxiety. The breathing practice is easy to learn and combine with simple movements.

Taster Sessions

We are holding two online taster sessions for you to find out more about Coherent Breathing.

When: Thursday 1 February 2024, 7 – 8 pm and Thursday 15 February 2024, 11 am – 12 pm

Where: Zoom (details will be given on booking)

 

Coherent Breathing course

This is a free four-week course and a chance to take some time out, meet other carers and learn a self-care skill.
Drinks will be provided.

When: Thursday 29 February 2024, Thursday 7 March 2024, Thursday 14 March 2024 and Thursday 21 March 2024, 1.30 – 3.30 pm

Where: Tang Hall Community Centre, Tang Hall, Fifth Avenue, York YO31 0UG

To book or find out more please call York Carers Centre on 01904 715 490 or email events@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

 

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