Inspiring Change for young adult carers

Our Inspiring Change project with young adult carers has now started, made possible thanks to funding from the Quilter Foundation and supported by Carers Trust. The focus is on improving wellbeing and recognising resilience, and a steering group of young adult carers has been set up to help shape and progress the project. Our project […]

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 […]

What future for the UK’s unpaid carers? Andrew Marr and Professor Saul Becker in conversation

In this 24 minute film specially made for Carers Trust’s conference, renowned broadcaster Andrew Marr discusses the future of caring in the UK with Professor Saul Becker. Saul Becker is an academic, social scientist and social worker. He is known for his work on young carers and is regarded as a world expert in the […]

Online resources for carers

City of York Council have teamed up with national charity Carers UK to give carers in our area access to a range of free digital tools that may help make your caring situation easier. The resources include e-learning for carers, and publications such as Carers Rights and Being Heard-a self advocacy guide for carers. Also […]

New gambling and substance misuse support group

York Carers Centre are launching a new monthly support group as part of the York Mental Health and Wellbeing activity programme. The new group is for people supporting a family member or friend through issues with substance misuse and/or gambling. We know that some may find it difficult to attend groups during the day, so […]

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