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Advice for carers relating to coronavirus

See government guidance about caring for adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults including information for keeping yourself and the person you care for safe, contingency planning, alongside links to easy read guidance and other sources of helpful information.

Hi-VisUK provide hearing and visual impairment support. They have published information and resources designed to help those supporting or caring for an older person with Dual Sensory Impairment in relation to coronavirus.

The following organisations offer support and advice for carers, and those in need of care.

York Carers Centre

York Carers Centre helps unpaid carers living with, or caring for someone who lives in York.

They provide advice and information for carers, including some top tips to get you started.

They also offer:

  • free advice and information
  • a Carers' Emergency Card scheme
  • services for young carers (5 to 18 years old)
  • services for young adult carers (18 to 25 years old)
  • support for carers affected by substance misuse
  • regular newsletters
  • discounts with local businesses

Crossroads - Caring for Carers

Crossroads provides practical help and short breaks for carers of both adults and children.

Age UK York

Age UK York provides advice, information and practical help for people over 60 and their carers, including:

  • benefits advice
  • community befriending and support services
  • short breaks for carers of older people.

York and Selby Alzheimer's Society

York and Selby Alzheimer's Society offers information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future.

Which? Later Life Care

Which? Later Life Care offers free independent and practical advice about caring for older people in the UK.

York Carers Strategy

York Carers Strategy 2019-2024 details how we'd like to see the lives of carers improved in coming years; it’s been written by a group of people from health and social care organisations, including the council, healthcare professionals, charities, families, and carers themselves.

Useful links for carers

See further useful information for carers:

Also see

Adult Social Care Community Team

Telephone: 01904 555111, Textphone: 07534 437804

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Adult Social Care Emergency Duty Team

Contact the Emergency Duty Team for assistance.

We're available between 5.00pm and 8.30am, Monday to Friday, 24 hours a day over weekends (between 5.00pm Friday until 8.30am Monday), and 24 hours on bank holidays.

Telephone: 0300 131 2131