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:
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.
Caring with Confidence is a free online interactive learning programme that you can download and complete in your own time. The programme gives carers a better understanding of the problems they face and helps them find new ways to tackle them.
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.
From a short evening course to a degree, learning can give you a valuable break from your caring responsibilities and boost your self-confidence:
York Learning provide part-time and full-time courses to the York area.
The Live Well York Community Activities Directory provides information on a range of community activities, including those that are specifically for Carers.
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 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.
For training specifically related to your caring role, you can visit the following links for courses and information:
For more details please visit their website at www.backcare.org.uk
Last reviewed: 18/02/2019
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