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Cold Weather Alerts And Health Warnings Issued – Latest Update

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  From The Yorkshire Times.   Weather forecasters are warning that all parts of England could experience cold, snow and ice over the next week, prompting PHE to again warn people to plan ahead. The change of weather will bring cold air to all parts of England from Thursday and is likely to affect all […]

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 […]

‘Great Christmas Get Together’ To Tackle Loneliness

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  From ITV News.   After the success of ‘The Great Get Together’ in memory of Jo Cox in June, ‘The Great Christmas Get Together’ will invite people to share a ‘Mince Pie Moment’ with somebody who might be feeling lonely over the festive period. ‘Mince Pie Moments’ will take place all over the UK, […]

Celebrating York Disability Pride 2017 – 1st, To 3rd December 2017

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    From York Independent Living Network.   Disability Pride; A weekend of power and performance. Join us over the weekend of 1st, 2nd and 3rd December 2017 to celebrate disability pride in York, with comedy, theatre, dance, music, spoken word and art. Download the poster and pdf flyer here. Friday 1st December, 630-9 pm – Disability Pride Cabaret, York […]

Millions Of Disabled People Feel Lonely, Including Me – Let’s Change This

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  By Hayley Tomkinson in Scope.   Shani is an events manager, disability campaigner and entrepreneur from Walsall. She features in Scope’s new What I Need To Say campaign which highlights the isolation that millions of disabled people face. In this blog, Shani shares her own experiences. At certain times in our lives, we are […]

Stylish Wheelchair Clothing For Children And Teens

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  From the Willow Bug website.   We are Jess and Dom, a sister and brother team on a mission to provide stylish and practical adaptive clothing for children with special needs. I’m mum to Willow, a little girl who’s a wheelchair user. Willow is like any other six year old, she’s a style conscious kid who likes […]

PIP: The Disability Benefit That Almost Killed My Wife

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    By Adam Jacques in The Guardian.   My wife tried to kill herself in March. She took an overdose – while I was watching TV in the next room. Cue, in short succession: 30 minutes of heart-stopping panic, a nerve-jangling ambulance trip to A&E, an admission to a secure mental health unit, and […]

The York ME Community Links With Disability Employment Company evenbreak

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    The York ME Community has linked up with The Disability Employment Company evenbreak. This is a company run by disabled folk who believe that disabled people deserve an ‘even break’. Evenbreak, a not-for-profit social enterprise, was formed to achieve three aims: • To help inclusive employers attract more talented disabled people; • To […]

I Live With Disabling Illness And Chronic Fatigue. It Has Taught Me To Ask For Help.

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    By Litsa Dremousis in The Washington Post. Remember the last time your WiFi went out? How you felt alone in an empty world? You tried to restart it yourself, to no avail. Then you called tech support, which was as helpful as pouring glue down a clogged drain. You were baffled that no one […]

York Carers Centre’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

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    We very much look forward to greeting you at our AGM on Thursday 21 September 2017 at 6 pm, at York CVS, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET   Please come along and share our successes and achievements over the last year and hear from our guest speakers Marilyn Crawshaw and Heidi Chan – presenting work […]

York Neighbours

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      York Neighbours supports people over the age of 65 living within the City of York in 3 different ways, please see the What Do We Do section for further details. Although we are a church-led initiative we positively welcome people of any or no faith as volunteers and users of our service. Our history We […]

Four In Five Unpaid Carers Socially Isolated Because Of Their Role

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    By Paul Gallagher in iNews.   Four in five unpaid carers feel lonely or socially isolated because of their role, a new poll suggests. The amount of people struggling to deal with caring rises to 86 per cent for those who provide care for 50 hours or more each week, according to a […]

The Pay-Whatever-You-Feel-Like Manchester Cafe Fighting The Stigma Of Food Banks

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  By Louise Rhind-Tutt in iNews. This month sees the launch of the first restaurant from Real Junk Food Manchester – a not-for-profit project sourcing perfectly edible food that would otherwise go to waste from supermarkets, wholesalers, and other food businesses. Around 15 million tonnes of edible food is wasted every year in the UK alone […]

The Importance Of Having A Partner Who Understands Your invisible Illness

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    By Hattie Gledwell in The Metro.   One of the most important aspects of being in a relationship when you have an invisible, chronic illness is that your partner is supportive.  There are a number of reasons for this, but it all mainly comes down to the fact that if your partner doesn’t understand what […]

Feeling Powerless In The Face Of Another’s Unsolvable Suffering Can Lead Us To Turn Away But Actually You Can Always, Always Help

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  by Lucy Mayhew in Medium. Seven years ago all semblance of functional life was eviscerated when my health collapsed. I am wary of outlining my circumstances because someone wise once told me humans can’t deal with more than three lines of self-pity without the counter-balance of some kind of redemptive conclusion. My story does […]

Carer Awareness Training Sessions

York Carers Centre

  Hello, We are offering two stand alone bite-size Carer Awareness training sessions to professionals across the city, on Tuesday 3 October in the Rowntree Room at West Offices.  You are welcome to attend either the morning or the afternoon session.   Morning Session 9.15am to 12pm Afternoon Session 1 to 3.45pm   This course […]

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