Carers

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 […]

York Carers Centre

York Carers Centre

  Welcome to the August 2017 email update from York Carers Centre.   York Carers Centre Carer wellbeing programme York Carers Centre in partnership with York Mind, Converge, St Nicks, York LGBT Forum, Sunshine Changing Lanes and Kindlewoods have an exciting new opportunity to deliver a bespoke range of activities to support individuals’ mental health […]

York Carers Centre

York Carers Centre

York Carers Centre regular services Carers Café Our next Carers Café is Wednesday 5 July, 10 to 11.30am at the Spurriergate Centre, York. Please come along and enjoy a free drink and teacake and an opportunity to meet other carers.  You can bring the person you care for if you wish and there’s no need […]

What Happens When Carers Stop Caring

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  From Stuff and Things.   It’s M.E. Awareness Month in May. We’re supposed to brand ourselves as a congruent whole – patients, loving carers, a few good doctors, and our allies – versus – the system that failed us. But what about the carers that stop caring? Is there a time limit on how […]

The Health Cost Of Cutting Free School Lunches Will Be Far Greater Than The Price Of Them

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    By Sophia Komninou in The Conversation.   The Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to replace free school lunches – for children in the first three years of primary school in England – with free breakfasts is curious to say the least. Since it was announced, researchers have found that the cost of the project is hugely […]

Carers Week – 12 to 18 June 2017

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  Carers Week is a national campaign to celebrate and recognise the UK’s 6.5 million carers who look after family or friends who are older, ill or have a disability. York Carers Centre are committed to helping the city’s estimated 18,000 carers within Carer Friendly Communities;  places where local people and services understand a carer’s […]

Disabled Voters Grill Candidates: ‘Is A Nappy A Suitable Substitute For A Night-Time Carer ?

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    By Katie Grant in iNews.     The Minister for Disabilities was asked in front of an audience to comment in one word – yes or no – on whether she thought it was acceptable that a wheelchair user had had their overnight care axed and that a nappy had been deemed a […]

The Puzzle Solver – A Researcher Changes Course To Help His Son

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    By Tracie White in Stafford Medicine.   For three years, Whitney Dafoe’s world has been a darkened room at the end of a hallway in the back of his childhood home. An insidious disease, one with no known cause or cure, has slowly stolen his life from him, turning his body into a […]

Please Remember the ‘Forgotten Ones’ Who Are Sick At Home

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  By Jennifer Bolton in The Mighty.   We are the forgotten ones. The ones who are housebound. The ones who need help just to sit up. The ones society doesn’t see. We are the ones trapped in our houses and behind closed doors. We are the ones articles don’t talk about but neighbors whisper about. […]

The Rough Guide To Accessible Britain

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  The brand new sixth edition of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is now available to view for free via our online reader. It’s packed with over 200 inspiring ideas for fantastic worry-free days out with reviews, hints and tips on some of the UK’s best attractions written by and for disabled people. To […]

York Carers Centre

York Carers Centre

  Welcome to the February 2017 email update from York Carers Centre.   Carers Café The first Carers Café of the year is on Wednesday 1 February, 10 to 11.30am at the Spurriergate Centre, York. Please come along and enjoy a free drink and teacake and an opportunity to meet other carers.  You can bring […]

Disabled People Are To Be ‘Warehoused’. We Should Be Livid

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  By Mark Brown in The Guardian.   he inescapable logic of austerity is looking likely, once again, to reduce people with disabilities to objects – and in doing so to reduce their independence, options and enjoyment of life. According to the Health Service Journal, Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from campaign group Disability United […]

The York ME Community & Disabled Access Holidays

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      We are pleased to let you know that The York ME Community has linked up with Disabled Access Holidays to add another string to our bow in creating a One Stop Shop for those with a disability needing assistance in the York area. Mike and Lynn Davis started Disabled Access Holidays after their own […]

Combining Daycare For Children And Elderly People Benefits All Generations

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  By Catrin Hedd Jones in The Conversation.   We live in a society where care of young and old is increasingly segregated, with very limited opportunity for the two age groups to interact. If we just thought a little more socially, however, these “book end generations” could become great resources for each other – […]

UK Airports Asked To Make Improvements For People With ‘Hidden Disabilities’

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  From BT.com News.   Airports will provide more support for people with hidden disabilities under new guidelines introduced by the aviation regulator. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) guidance sets out how UK airports can make air travel more accessible for people with conditions such as dementia, autism, hearing loss and visual impairment. The guidelines, […]

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