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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 […]

Funding for young carer summer holiday activities in York from BBC Children In Need.

York Carers Centre is grateful to have been awarded funding from BBC Children In Need for our young carer services. The three-year grant of £24,660 will be used to deliver a six week summer holiday activity programme to young carers from York. The project will help to combat isolation and loneliness, enabling the young people […]

One Day Any Day: Any day in the life of a young carer

If you have ever wondered what life for a young carer is like, here’s your chance to find out more. A short film, ‘One Day Any Day’ has been created by young carers from the Young Carers Revolution in York. Young Carers Revolution is a campaign group creating opportunities for young carers to have influence over […]

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