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 […]

Free nutrition sessions: Let’s Talk About Food

What we eat and how well we digest our food has a significant impact on our energy levels, mood, mental focus, behaviour and overall quality of life. The more we know and the better we can interpret our body’s many signals, the sooner we can take appropriate steps to support our bodies in staying well. […]

Carers Hubs are back

Our new online Carers Hubs are friendly meet ups, where you can bring a brew and drop in for an informal chat with our Carer Support Workers and other carers, from the comfort of your own home. As well as support, you’ll also be able get information and advice from the team. Each week we […]

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 […]

Calling on all unpaid carers to take a survey on what support you need in your caring role.

The national charity Carers Trust has launched a survey of unpaid adult carers to find out what support unpaid carers need from government. The survey also asks how social care reform could support carers more effectively. The findings of the survey will help inform a Carers Trust campaign to improve the future support available to […]

York Carers Centre News: July to September

Download our newsletter below, and in this edition find out about: Our team – what our staff do and how we can help Free courses for carers – including Mindfulness and Writing for Wellbeing Carers Emergency Card – what is it and how to get it Please get in touch if we can help

Our support groups are online

During this challenging time we appreciate that carers will be worried about the health of their family and the person they care for, and should not have to deal with this alone. So to during the period of social distancing we will be running some of our groups on Zoom to allow carers to access […]

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 […]

Carer friendly employers in York

We’re delighted to announce that two more employers in York, Vale of York CCG and My Health, have joined our Carer Friendly Employer Charter by committing to support members of their workforce who have caring responsibilities at home. One in six working carers give up work because the challenge of juggling their work and caring […]

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