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Training & Education for Carers

What is available locally?

Many carers find that having an activity outside of caring is essential to their own wellbeing. It gives them a break from the demands of caring and helps boost their self-esteem.

There are a range of support groups for carers in York provided by a range of organisations:

York Parent Carer Forum

The York Parent Carer Forum is a forum for children and young people up to the age of 25 years with a disability or additional needs who access services in York.

Tel: 07751 828369
Web: York Parent Carer Forum

Third Age Foundation

Third Age Foundation offers computer courses for people over 40 who are, or are about to become, out of work, including those who have had a break because of caring responsibilities.

Adult education

From a short evening course to a degree, learning can give you a valuable break from your caring responsibilities and boost your self-confidence:

Adult learning

York Learning provide part-time and full-time courses to the York area.

Address: West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA
Tel: 01904 554277
Web: York Learning

Live Well York - Community Activities Directory

The Live Well York Community Activities Directory provides information on a range of community activities, including those that are specifically for Carers.

Family Information Service - YorOK

For information and activities for Young Carers please visit YorOK Young Carers.

For information on general activities for young people please visit YorOK Young People.


Yortime provides information about events, festivals, community groups and learning opportunities in York.

Explore York Library and Archive

Explore York provides a range of books and digital resources as well as other facilities including local community libraries and reading cafes as well as organising events.


Training specifically for your caring role

For training specifically related to your caring role, you can visit the following links for courses and information:

  • Caring and Coping – Practical help to care for someone with dementia –
  • York Workforce Development Unit – Access to a number of courses (many free) including first aid, managing challenging behaviour, nutrition, autism awareness and many more  –
  • Courses for parents of children with additional needs by Family Matters York –
  • BackCare, the charity for healthier backs, provides information about the causes, treatment and management of back pain. They publish a “Carers guide to safer moving and handling of people.”

For more details please visit their website at

Last reviewed: 14/01/2020

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