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Spread The Warmth

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  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 […]

Panto Daft Lad Martin Barrass Is Bouncing Back At York Theatre Royal One Year After Bike Crash

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  By Charles Hutchinson in The Press.   Martin Barrass has never performed on the reconfigured York Theatre Royal stage until this week. Indeed, he has only stepped on the main-house boards once since January 31 2015, the last night of Old Mother Goose, and that was to walk gingerly towards dame Berwick Kaler‘s embrace on […]

Post Twenty One. The Wheelchair Has Arrived.

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  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 […]

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) – Treatment Database

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  From The American Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society.   Although it is routine for doctors to prescribe drugs to help alleviate the symptoms of ME/CFS, patients may respond in unpredictable ways. Specialists report that it is common for ME/CFS patients to have paradoxical responses. For example, an anti-anxiety drug may produce anxiety. […]

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

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  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 […]

Bring Back Conversation… By Shutting Up And Listening

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  By Celeste Headlee in The Guardian.   It seems that we’re talking more than ever. And it’s true that we have more platforms for connection and communication than ever before. But what feels like conversation is actually just talking. Conversation – the exchange of ideas and thoughts between two people in which both understand […]

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

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  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

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 […]

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

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  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 […]

Fiona Phillips: A Taste Of Loneliness

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    By Fiona Phillips in SAGA Magazine.   In aid of national charity The Silver Line, Fiona Phillips experiences what it’s really like to live completely alone. Britain is in the grip of an epidemic of loneliness, reports The Silver Line charity. But how many people living busy lives – especially at Christmas – […]

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 […]

Handmade Creativity Makes You Healthier & Happier

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  From Scrapbook.com.   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 […]

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