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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 […]

Carers Week 2020

Carers Week is coming up in June, an annual campaign which raises awareness of caring, highlights the challenges unpaid carers face and recognises the contribution carers make to communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. Carers Week […]

Now open: New mental health hospital for York

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), has announced that Foss Park, the new, purpose-built mental health hospital, located on Haxby Road in York, has opened on Tuesday 21 April. Foss Park is a 72-bed hospital in which TEWV have invested £40.6 million. It provides two adult, single-sex wards and two older people’s […]

Funding news: funds received for young carers

We’re grateful to Aviva’s Community Fund for donating to our Young Carers Get Active project, bringing our total up to the target of £3000. York Carers Centre works with around 150 children in York aged 5 to 18 who look after a family member with a physical or mental illness, disability or addiction. With some […]

New shops added to the carers discount scheme

We offer a free discount card for carers that can save you money in over 30 local businesses. Your discount card is sent to you when you first register with us, and if you need a replacement please do let us know. We’re pleased to announce businesses newly added to our scheme this year; just […]

In the Press

We were delighted to be featured in York Press along with Millthorpe Secondary School, marking Young Carers Awareness Day 2020.  Take a look at the Press article here. Our young carer team work closely with several schools in the city, to ensure that young carers are identified and get the support they need. Schools celebrated […]

Be young carer aware

It’s Young Carer Awareness Day on 30 January 2020 Organised by the national Carers Trust, the theme this year is Count Me In, calling on schools to identify young carers and ensure they receive the support they need and deserve. Recent research has shown that one in five secondary school children may be a young […]

New 5 year Carer Strategy launched to support unpaid carers across York

A new 5 year strategy for supporting unpaid carers has been launched in York, where the overall vision is to create a carer friendly city. The York Carers Strategy 2019 to 2024 has been written by a group of people from health and social care organisations, including the council and charities as well as families […]

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