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-Gambling and Substance Misuse Carers Group

07/09/2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

This group is for people who are supporting someone through issues with gambling and/or substance misuse.

We know that some carers 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 beforehand 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 dial in via telephone if preferred.

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

Autumn planting

08/09/2021 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm |

Come along for a chat and a relaxing planting activity at our Autumn Planting sessions.

We’re running these virtually and in partnership with St Nick’s, and the aim is to have a bit of time for yourself, where you can catch up with our staff and other carers. We’ll be  decorating a pot and planting seeds to grow and keep at home.

All the equipment will be delivered to your door beforehand.

When: Please choose one of the following dates for these online sessions, which you can also dial into via telephone:

 Wednesday 8 September 2.45 to 4pm

 Thursday 30 September 10.15 to 11.30am

Please get in touch to book a place: enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk 

-Mental Health Carers Group

08/09/2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | York St John University

This monthly session is for anyone who supports a family member or friend who has a mental health condition.

Some sessions are focused on sharing support, and others are discussions led by visiting speakers.

We meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9pm.

The group will be held in-person, at York St John University.

We offer this group in partnership with Rethink Mental Illness York Group.

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

- Singing for Fun (with York Learning)

09/09/2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | New Earswick Folk Hall

In partnership with York Learning, these three free sessions just for York Carers Centre, are for absolutely anyone who wants to have fun and experience the feel-good factor of learning to sing in harmony with others!

Enjoyable, approachable no-pressure sessions designed to be fun, no matter what your age or ability. It doesn’t matter if you can’t read music or haven’t sung in years, come and join us to discover (or rediscover!) the joy of singing together in a friendly and supportive group.

In these sessions, we will practice some physical and vocal warmups that are important to ensure we look after our bodies and voices before exploring a wide repertoire of music – from popular hits to traditional tunes from around the world. All songs that are easy to follow and many that you will know already.

All learning resources and lyrics will be provided, and everything is also taught by ear for a completely accessible approach.

Come to all three sessions, or feel free to just try one.

When: 2, 9 and 16 September from 7 to 8.30pm

Where: New Earswick Folk Hall

Bookings:  01904 715 490 or enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

You’re also welcome to book a place for the person that you care for.

We are working within Covid-safety guidance, and to ensure everyone stays safe we require all attendees to get in touch with us beforehand to book.

- Carers Hub (in-person)

14/09/2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | York Youth Hostel, Harris Room

Join us from anywhere in York at our welcoming Carers Hub – this month we’re in Clifton

As always, our hubs are a friendly place to drop in, have a chat to our Carer Support Workers and other carers, and enjoy some free refreshments.

This venue has outdoor and indoor seating that we can use, as we know not everyone is comfortable with indoor events.

You’re welcome to bring the person that you care for.

Where: York Youth Hostel, Harris Room

When: Tuesday 14 September from 6 to 7pm

We are working within Covid-safety guidance, and to ensure everyone stays safe we require all attendees to get in touch with us beforehand to book:

01904 715 490 or enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

- Wellbeing for parent carers

15/09/2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Middleton Hotel

It’s September, schools have gone back and we’re all exhausted!

If you’re a parent carer of a child with disabilities we invite you to block just a short bit of time in your diary just for you.

Come along for some wellbeing, nurturing and a light lunch at Middleton’s Hotel in York centre.  

When: Wednesday 15 September from 10am to 1pm.

Where: Middletons Hotel, Cromwell Road, York

Booking: As we are working within Covid-19 guidance all attendees are required to book a place to attend, please book by contacting enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.ukor 01904 715 490.

There may option to join via zoom if you can’t attend in person, please let us know if this is your preference when booking.

-Substance Misuse Carers Group

15/09/2021 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm |

This supportive session is for people affected by someone else’s substance misuse and is a chance to talk to other carers and our staff.

New members are very welcome, and if you haven’t attended before our facilitator will offer you a telephone appointment beforehand.

It runs on the third Wednesday of each month from 1.30 to 3pm.

The group is currently on Zoom however you can also dial in via telephone if preferred.

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

- Singing for Fun (with York Learning)

16/09/2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | New Earswick Folk Hall

In partnership with York Learning, these three free sessions just for York Carers Centre, are for absolutely anyone who wants to have fun and experience the feel-good factor of learning to sing in harmony with others!

Enjoyable, approachable no-pressure sessions designed to be fun, no matter what your age or ability. It doesn’t matter if you can’t read music or haven’t sung in years, come and join us to discover (or rediscover!) the joy of singing together in a friendly and supportive group.

In these sessions, we will practice some physical and vocal warmups that are important to ensure we look after our bodies and voices before exploring a wide repertoire of music – from popular hits to traditional tunes from around the world. All songs that are easy to follow and many that you will know already.

All learning resources and lyrics will be provided, and everything is also taught by ear for a completely accessible approach.

Come to all three sessions, or feel free to just try one.

When: 2, 9 and 16 September from 7 to 8.30pm

Where: New Earswick Folk Hall

Bookings:  01904 715 490 or enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

You’re also welcome to book a place for the person that you care for.

We are working within Covid-safety guidance, and to ensure everyone stays safe we require all attendees to get in touch with us beforehand to book.

- Creative Crafts (with York Learning)

20/09/2021 10:00 am - 11:30 am | York Explore Library

In partnership with York Learning, our free 10 week Creative Crafts course just for York Carers Centre, will give you the opportunity to ‘have a go’ at a wide variety of craft techniques within a friendly and supportive environment.

There will be time to practice, explore and to develop new skills, taught to you by tutor Debs New, and support will be given to help you experiment with materials and to develop your own ideas. The techniques that will be taught will include felt making, collage, simple printing and embroidery.

There will be plenty of materials and fabrics to practice with, however, you may bring things in that you have at home to allow you to personalise your work.

Sessions will be informal and there will be chance to chat to our staff and other carers.

 

When: Every Monday from 20 September until 22 November (10 weeks), from 10am to 11.30am

Where: York Explore Library (city centre)

Bookings:  01904 715 490 or enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

You’re also welcome to book a place for the person you care for.

We are working within Covid-safety guidance, and to ensure everyone stays safe we require all attendees to book a place beforehand.

Carers Action Group

22/09/2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

This group is for carers who want to be involved in making changes and meet with local decision makers to influence and improve services.

New carers are always welcome to the group, which includes a light lunch afterwards. We meet in a city centre venue and September’s venue is still to be confirmed.

Please get in touch with Sharron Smith for more information and to book on: 01904 715 490 or sharron.smith@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

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