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Spread The Warmth


  From York Age UK.   Each winter, one older person dies every 7 minutes from the cold. There is a general lack of awareness of the serious effects that cold weather can have on an older person’s health. There are some simple things you can do to support them through the cold weather too: Call […]

Post Twenty One. The Wheelchair Has Arrived.


  From puffins&penguins&me A personal blog about my experience of living with the illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)   So, the much anticipated wheelchair has arrived! It was delivered mid-November by a very nice engineer who unpacked and put it together for me, and he gave me some basic instructions, how to use the joystick, how to […]

From York To The North Pole: Brothers Publish Magical Children’s Christmas Book


  From YorkMix.   One day a few years back, a little wooden door appeared overnight in an old tree near York. That mysterious moment has now inspired a magical new children’s book, co-authored by a very familiar face in the city. In his day job as communications and evaluation manager at York Museums Trust, […]

The Man Behind The World’s Best Restaurant Wants To Open A Venue In York

Tommy Banks

  From YorkMix.   We’ve got more than our fair share of award-winning chefs in York these days. Neil Bentinck saw his Micklegate restaurant Skosh awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide in September. Le Cochon Aveugle on Walmgate, run by Josh Overington, was named as one the UK’s Top Scorers in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2017. And Andrew […]

Is Prescribing Drugs ‘Off Label’ Bad Medicine ?


  By Ravina Barrett in The Conversation.   A woman, let’s call her Sarah, is a young actor looking to make her debut at a major theatre. She is fit and healthy, but gets nervous on opening nights and can’t sleep. She’s tried zopiclone, but it didn’t work, so her GP prescribes a course of quetiapine. […]

Bus Travel And Wheelchair Users


    By Jonathan Webb in Disabled Travel Advice.   Bus travel can often cause problems for wheelchair users, but this is changing as more and more wheelchair accessible buses are introduced.Buses which carry more than 22 passengers are subject to the Public Service Accessibility Regulation 2000, which at a practical level means that all […]

34 Things To Do In York This Weekend, December 9-10, 2017


  From YorkMix.   It’s brass monkeys out, which is quite appropriate for York’s annual ice fest. Also – war, Doctor Who, carols and markets. As always, York’s comprehensive guide to things do to in York is here, just click on the link below:   Link to What’s On in York

What Can You Do When Goods Are Delivered Too Late To Be Of Use ?


  By Annie Shaw in SAGA Magazine.   Question: Last December I bought a plaque by mail order, with my sister’s house name on it, as a Christmas present. It didn’t arrive in time, so I had to buy another gift. What are my rights if a retailer fails to deliver goods on time? Should […]

Toys R Us To Close Its York Store

Toys R Us

  From YorkMix.   Just days before Christmas, the retailer revealed plans to close at least a third of its UK stores, putting up to 800 jobs at risk. Bosses said they are working on a company voluntary agreement (CVA), which would allow it to jettison 26 loss-making stores. And today (December 5) they confirmed […]

Postcode Penalty For Scots As Firms Levy ‘Shocking’ Delivery Fees


  By Chris Green in iNews.   People who live in the north of Scotland are regularly charged up to 50 per cent more in parcel delivery fees than those in other parts of the UK, according to research published on Tuesday.  With Christmas approaching, the study found that living in the north of the […]

Why Mount Agung’s Volcanic Ash Is A Particular Problem For Aircraft


    By Carina J. Fearnley in The Conversation.   The eruption of Mount Agung on the island of Bali in Indonesia has emitted a huge plume of volcanic ash over the region, reaching more than 9km up into the atmosphere. This has disrupted flights over Bali and nearby islands. With the Aviation Colour Code listed as red (the […]

York Carers Centre

York Carers Centre

  Christmas opening hours We will close at 5pm on Thursday 21 December 2017 and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2018. We will not be checking our answer machine or emails during this period. If you need urgent help when we are closed: Adults should contact City of York Council’s Customer Access […]

Disability Employment: The Challenge Of Getting To Work In A Wheelchair


  By Alex Taylor in BBC News.   The government had vowed to help one million disabled people into work over the next decade. But for many people, the challenges of work begin before they even get to the office. The commute to work can be a battle for millions. However, for people with disabilities, transport […]

Handmade Creativity Makes You Healthier & Happier


  From   There’s no doubt, electronic devices have made human communication faster, brought a mind-boggling amount of information to our fingertips, and have made getting directions a whole lot easier than ‘turn right where the old mill used to be…’.  While this increased access is amazing and convenient, it might also be leading […]

Why ‘Healthy Coping’ Is Better for Our Health Than Positive Thinking


    By Mary Mattio in The Mighty.   “Keep thinking positively!” “Keep your chin up!” “Stay strong!” These are some of the most common cliché responses we hear from people in society on a regular basis. They aren’t incorrect responses, and are often made with the best of intentions. However, when the people telling […]

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