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Events & Activities for Carers

Finding Events and Activities

Live Well York - Community Activities Directory

The Community Activities Directory provides information on a range of adult community activities that are available including those that are specifically for carers.

Information about events taking place will also be found on the York Carers Centre Events Calendar,

Mental Health & Wellbeing Activities – York Mind & Partners

York Mind, in partnership with other organisations have an exciting programme of mental health and wellbeing activities to support individuals’ needs.

Activities will run across the year, with staggered start dates and include guided learning such as Mindfulness, vocational courses, facilitated peer support, green exercise, woodland wellbeing sessions, social events and support groups.

York Mind will provide the single point of access for participants to enrol on individual activities.

For further information or to enrol please contact York Mind on 01904 643364 or email

The Activities Programme is funded by City of York Council.

Family Information Service - YorOK

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

For information and activities for young carers visit the Young Carers Section of the York Carers Centre website.


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

Discount card for carers

Although you're committed to your caring role, you also have a right to a life of your own and taking part in any leisure or social activities you enjoy.

Free & Discounted admission

York Carers Centre has a free discount card for carers in York that can save you money at nearly 50 local businesses; a wide range of shops, services, restaurants and gyms are taking part. This is available to all carers who register with York Carers Centre.

A number of places allow free or discounted admission when a carer needs to escort someone with a disability. Remember to ask about 'discount for carers' when you're out and about, as venues have their own eligibility criteria.

How to get your card

If you register with York Carers Centre you will receive a discount card automatically. 

Other discounts: CarerSmart

  • CarerSmart is a new club from Carers Trust, the UK’s largest carers charity, and is open to carers, people with care needs and staff and volunteers across the Carers Trust network.

    Joining is easy and free, once you’re a member, you can benefit from a wide range of offers including:

    • Cash back on shopping from numerous high street retailers.
    • Best rates from energy providers.
    • Reductions on insurance renewals.
    • Discounts on holidays and travel arrangements.
    • Reduced price lifestyle activities.
    • Free legal advice services.
    • To find out more visit 

Carers Week

Each year in June, Carers week highlights the vital work done by carers and raises awareness of the issues they face. A number of events and activities for carers takes place, which aim to:

  • highlight and celebrate the contribution made by carers
  • campaign for better support and services for carers
  • promote policies and best practice that can improve carers' quality of life
  • reach out to 'hidden' carers, ensuring they know where to find help and support

York Carers Centre has details of local events.

Cafes & Groups

There are a number of specialist groups and cafés aimed to provide a supportive environment for people with dementia and their carers. Many of these are organised by the Alzheimers Society.

Address: Selby and York Office, Suites G4, G5 and G.12, IT Centre, Innovation Way, Heslington, York, YO10 5NP
Tel: 01904 567701

Last reviewed: 20/11/2019

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