I was thinking about writing this throughout May with an air of optimism, but as the days progressed into June then July it seems likely that some restrictions will be in place for a while longer. Carers Week 2021 With this further delay I’ve been reminded of the day-to-day struggles that carers face, so eloquently […]
“I first came across York Carers Centre when I was searching for support groups for people with a loved one with an addiction as my Dad’s alcohol addiction had got out of control. I’ve been attending the Substance Misuse Support Group on zoom and I haven’t looked back since; the group has been a saviour […]
What’s been happening over the past months: It’s great to get back to in-person support in the Young Adult Carer Service, and there have been lots of comments on how good it is to actually see people in ‘real life’. From May’s ‘YACnic’ picnic, to one-to-one Walk-and Talks, lots of us are benefitting from getting […]
In June it’s Carers Week, a national, annual campaign which raises awareness of caring and recognises the essential contribution carers make to our community. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. Carers in our city have faced many new challenges this […]
Young Carers Action Day, and the experience of being a young carer. Words provided with thanks to our volunteer D This years theme is, ‘Protect Young Carers’ Futures’ There are a variety of impacts of being a young carer. Here at York Carers Centre, we recognise that there are many positive impacts that the caring […]
Welcome to our January to March 2021 newsletter for unpaid carers in York. Click to open it here. In this edition find out about: Support for parent carers Balancing work with care All of our upcoming hubs and sessions – including yoga, mindfulness and weekly hubs. Please get in touch if you need us.
We’re delighted to announce that York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded our Carer Friendly Employer Charter by committing to support members of their workforce who have caring responsibilities outside work. One in six working carers give up work because the challenge of juggling their work and caring responsibilities simply becomes too much. […]
It’s Carers Rights Day in November, and this year we’re focussing on Carers Rights in work, a frequently asked topic. For many carers, holding down a paid job alongside their caring responsibilities can be complicated and stressful and they may consider that giving up work is the only option. Knowing your rights and having the […]