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

Free School Meals

    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

York Carers Centre

  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 ?

Disability Dice

    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

Ron Davis

    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


  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


  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

Accessible Holidays

      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 […]

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

Air Travel

  From 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, […]

If Austerity Is Over, Why Can’t Britain Afford Proper Social Care ?

Social Care

  By John Harris in The Guardian.   he 82-year-old man said he wanted to remain anonymous. Then he spent half an hour telling me about the increasing difficulty of his day-to-day life. “I feel helpless,” he said. He lives alone around 40 minutes from London, and has a neurological condition that leads to long spells […]

Here’s Why Some Dutch University Students Are Living In Nursing Homes

Nursing Home

    By Johanna Harris in The Conversation.   In today’s society both young and old increasingly find themselves living in a bubble of like-minded and similar-aged peers. This is especially true of university students who leave home at 18 to live with people of the same age – who have quite often had similar […]

Thousands Of York Carers May Be Missing Out On Vital Support. Are You One Of Them ?


    By Emma Keef in YorkMix.   Thousands of people looking after a disabled, older or seriously-ill loved one in York may be missing out on vital benefits and support. It’s estimated that there are over 18,000 carers in York alone. Carers can find out more about what help and support is available to […]

Missing Out ? Know Your Rights This Carers Rights Day

York Carers Centre

  Join us this Friday 25 November, 9.30 to 11.30 am at Barclays Bank, Parliament Street, York for a special breakfast event for Carers Rights Day.   Carers Rights Day is a national awareness day organised by charity Carers UK. The aim of the day is to reach out to the 6.5 million people in […]

Jobseekers “Missing A Trick” When Lacking Mention Of Volunteering Experience


  From Business Matters.   Fewer than 8 per cent of the 7 million UK jobseekers’ CVs posted on Indeed refer to volunteering, even though more than half of people in Britain have done some kind of voluntary work. But candidates’ reluctance about mentioning their voluntary work is at odds with what many employers look for in […]

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