July update from Carole, our CEO

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 […]

How I came to be a volunteer Carer Champion

“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 […]

Come to a Carers Hub

Come and see us for a chat at one of our friendly Carer Hubs over summer. We’ll be running a mix of some ‘in-person’ hubs around the city, and some online, to make sure there is something for everyone. Please get in touch with us to book your place on any of the hubs: 01904 […]

What’s happening in the young adult carer support team

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 […]

Carers Week 2021

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 16 March

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 […]

Winter newsletter for carers in York

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.

Carers Hubs in 2021

Join us at the friendly, free Carers Hubs taking place online weekly. At each Hub we catch up, try our hand at something new- and the person you care for is welcome to come along with you. Please contact us to book a place. For the new year we have a different Hub activity each […]

Carer friendly employers in York

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. […]

Carers Rights at Work

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 […]

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