York Carers Centre has an employment, education and training advisor who can provide information about most issues to do with work or education including:
- staying in employment or education
- confidence building
- accessing courses with qualifications or for interest
- getting one to one support
- developing your employability skills
Support groups and events
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 (formerly CANDI)
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
Caring with Confidence is a free online interactive learning programme which 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
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.
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.