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City Of York Sensory Service Consultation- Share Your Views

Sensory support services in York provide a wide range of support for adult customers with sight and, or hearing loss. This includes putting people in contact with other specialist services. City of York Council are looking at what services people with sensory needs use now, and what can be done to improve services in the future. They welcome your feedback if you: are living with a sensory impairment, are a friend or family member of someone with sensory loss or a carer for someone with sensory l...

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Volunteer Roadshow - York Carers Centre

York Carers Centre Volunteer Roadshows
York Carers Centre is an independent charity and a network member of the national Carers Trust. We work in partnership with carers, statutory and voluntary organisations to ensure unpaid carers throughout York have access to confidential information, advice and support. We work with carers to influence positive change in service delivery with local government, employers, schools and health providers.
York Carers Centre support carers of all ages:


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York Talk Money Autumn 23

York Talk Money Autumn campaign is running Monday 30 October to Friday 11 November.
Many of us are finding it more difficult to meet everyday expenses due to the increase in cost of living. Advice services have come together to let people know about the support available.We want to make sure people are

Getting all the help they are entitled to
Reduce their outgoings as much as possible
Get advice if they need assistance

To do this

Use a free independent benefits calculator to make...

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Young Onset Dementia Awareness Day 24th October

Last year, we created National Young Onset Dementia Day 24 October #YODA . This year, to mark the day and as part of our U&ME Campaign - To Create a Voice, we are releasing a special track, which is written and performed by Scott Quinn, inspired by the words of Jonathan Beardsworth (who is living with young onset dementia) and also featuring him on guitar.
To join in on the day, please share the U&ME track - which goes live on #YODA day - to help us raise awareness and champion age-appr...

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Healthwatch York Autumn Magazine

Explore the most recent reports, informative guides, pathways, and spotlighted projects focusing on mental health care in York.Read the Healthwatch magazine
The Autumn issue focuses on:

Annual Report Highlights: Gain insights into how York addressed key health and care challenges by amplifying residents' voices for positive change.
Mental Health Crisis Care: Explore the cover story on York's mental health care crisis, addressing local and national challenges.
Pilot Pathway for Autism and A...

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Get Online Week

Get Online Week is next week and Explore Libraries are ready for it! Explore Centres at Acomb, Tang Hall and York are running specific sessions to help people get connected and confident online.
Acomb Explore, Front Street, Acomb YO24 3BZ

Explore the Explore Library App: Monday 16th 11.00-12.00 a drop in session to learn about our new library app, how to use it and its benefits.
A Digital Tech and Tea Session hosted by York Cares – Friday 20th, 10.00-12.00 drop in.
Explore Tablets/S...

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Black History Month 2023: What’s Happening in York?

October is Black History Month, and the theme for this year is ‘Saluting our Sisters’.
There are events happening all the country, with many events in Yorkshire. Yet for York, it seems that not much has changed since October 2020, when we reported that very little was happening to mark the month.
This appears to not have been an affect of Covid – unfortunately, in 2023, there still aren’t many events. In fact, the official Black History Month website has no events listi...

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York Disability Week - Submissions

Feel inspired? Want to get involved for YDW2023? Our Submissions portal is now open, closing date 24th October. Get in touch if you'd like full details of our Call for Events or to discuss possible events.

Each year a group of individuals and organisations from across the city, supported by York Human Rights City Network , come together and volunteer their time to help organise York Disability Week. The week-long programme of activities celebrates United Nations International Day of Person...

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