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Annual General Meeting

23/09/2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Main Hall, York CVS

Would you like to hear about our work with unpaid carers over the past year and our exciting new areas of work? 

Our trustees are inviting you to join us for our Annual General Meeting, to be held on Thursday 23 September at 5.30pm. 

Where: Main Hall at York CVS, Priory Street or online if restrictions change. 

Please get in touch to book a place on enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk or 01904 715 490.

- Family History

25/09/2021 10:15 am - 12:00 pm |

Ever wondered about the lives of relatives who came before you?

Take some time out to join Cathy Brown for our relaxed family history sessions, to learn the basics of how and where to get started and explore some of the free research websites.

We’ll ask you to bring details of at least one person you are keen to research.

Sessions are online and you can be sent an information pack by email if you’re unable to attend.

When: 10.15am to 12pm.

Booking: Please get in touch to book on enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

- Creative Crafts (with York Learning)

27/09/2021 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.

Carer Awareness Training

29/09/2021 10:30 am - 12:30 pm |

Our free, face to face, group training sessions are an opportunity for organisations, community groups or employers to come and learn more about unpaid carers and the support available to carers across the city. This will increase your understanding of carers, their role and its effect on their lives.

We will explore how the community, professionals and employers can identify carers early, recognise and work with carers as partners in care,  and help carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing.  Dates for 2021 are:

  • Mon 26 April
  • Tues 25 May
  • Weds 30 June
  • Mon 26 July
  • Tues 24 Aug
  • Weds 29 Sept

Sessions all run from 10.30am to 12.30pm and are led by our Training and Volunteer Officer Sam Ferguson.

Currently all of the above sessions are on Zoom. 

Please contact Sam Varo at Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group to book:

sam.varo@nhs.net or 01904 551 773

-Mental Health Carers Drop In

29/09/2021 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm |

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 York St John University.

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

- Autumn planting

30/09/2021 10:15 am - 11:30 am |

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 

- Creative Crafts (with York Learning)

04/10/2021 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.

-Gambling and Substance Misuse Carers Group

05/10/2021 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 

- Creative Crafts (with York Learning)

11/10/2021 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.

-Mental Health Carers Group

13/10/2021 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

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