Carers’ Resource opens new base in Selby from July 1st

Carers’ Resource is opening a new base to provide support for unpaid carers of all ages across the Selby district from July 1, 2022.

The charity has been supporting carers across Harrogate, Bradford and Craven districts for many years, providing emotional and practical help to anyone who is looking after a family member or friend with a disability, mental or physical illness, addiction or frailty.

A drop-in event is taking place at the new Carers’ Resource Selby base, at Community House, Portholme Road, Selby, YO8 4QQ, on Friday July 1 from 11am-1pm.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the services available for carers is invited to pop in for a chat.

Chris Whiley, CEO of Carers’ Resource, said: “We’re really excited about opening our new base in Selby and being able to offer our services to unpaid carers across the district.

“We know there are many carers who need our support in the Selby area and we look forward to working with them.

“Our services are free, confidential, and non-judgmental; we’re here to listen to carers about what they need. We provide one-to-one information, advice and support, as well as opportunities to meet other carers at our groups. We can support with carers’ finances, benefits and grants, and help you plan for the future.

“Please do come along to our new base on July 1 if you would like to find out more.”

Earlier this year Carers’ Resource was awarded a contract by North Yorkshire County Council to provide services for carers in Harrogate, Craven and Selby. The contract runs for the next three years, with an option to extend it further.

Carers Week raises awareness of unpaid carers across Bradford, Harrogate and Craven

Carers from across Bradford, Harrogate and Craven came together to mark Carers Week from June 6-12.

Carers’ Resource held a range of events and activities, aimed at supporting unpaid carers and raising awareness of what they do.

The charity provides emotional and practical help to anyone who is looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness, addiction or frailty.

Carers attended wellbeing sessions, walks, picnics, lunches and trips out, while Carers’ Resource staff held events at Kirkgate Shopping Centre in Bradford, Morrisons in Harrogate and Tesco in Skipton, and joined the Modality Partnership for an event at the Airedale Centre in Keighley.

The charity’s new video, raising awareness of carers, was shown on the big screen in Bradford city centre, in a range of community languages.

The theme of this year’s Carers Week was ‘making caring visible, valued and supported’.

Chris Whiley, Carers’ Resource CEO, said: “It was wonderful to be able to hold so many face to face groups and activities during the week, providing support, fun and friendship for carers.

“The events we held in supermarkets and shopping centres across the districts were also very successful in terms of raising awareness and visibility of carers. Our staff met many new carers during the week, which means we can now provide them with much-needed support.

“An important part of our work is helping people recognise themselves as carers, and knowing their rights and the help that is available to them.

“I’d like to thank all our staff, volunteers, and partner organisations, and of course carers themselves, who helped make Carers Week such a success.”

Follow the Yellow Brick Road – Our Impact 2021-22

This year, the Carers’ Resource Impact Report has a Wizard of Oz theme. The last couple of years did often feel like we weren’t “in Kansas any more”, and being a carer can feel like a cyclone has hit and blown you to Oz at any time. The report includes some of our key statistics, as well as quotes from the carers, and others, we support. It also includes illustrations based on the wonderful originals by W. W. Denslow from L. Frank Baum’s book.

Carers Week – making caring visible, valued and supported, across Bradford, Harrogate and Craven

Carers’ Resource is planning a range of events and activities across Bradford, Harrogate and Craven to mark Carers Week, from June 6-12.

The charity supports unpaid carers; anyone who looks after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness, addiction or frailty.

The theme of this year’s Carers Week is ‘making caring visible, valued and supported’.

Over 20 different events are planned, with the aim of providing fun, friendship and support to local carers.

Chris Whiley, Carers’ Resource CEO, said: “We have supported carers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and we’ve seen the huge impact these tough times have had on the lives of carers and their loved ones.

“We are delighted we are now able to offer more and more face-to-face groups and activities, which are an important part of helping carers feel valued and supported.

“During Carers Week we have a great range of events taking place, which we hope carers will find relaxing and enjoyable.

“We’ll also be getting out and about in our communities to raise awareness and visibility of carers – and help people recognise themselves as carers so they can access much-needed support.

“It’s more important than ever to raise awareness of the incredible contribution unpaid carers make to families and communities.”

Highlights during the week include the Bradford Allotment Carers Week celebration at Undercliffe Allotments, with a willow-weaving workshop and a drumming session, on Tuesday June 7, 10am-1pm.

In Craven, there will be a special wellbeing event for carers, called “Re-filling your own jug”, including practical demonstrations and information for carers to replenish their own energy. This takes place on Wednesday June 8, at Carers’ Resource, Ronaldsway House, Brook Street, Skipton, from 9.30am-4pm.

In Harrogate, carers, volunteers and supporters are invited to a Harrogate Open Office Afternoon, at the charity’s new base at 3 Grove Park Court, Grove Park Terrace, Harrogate HG1 4DP, on Wednesday June 8th, 2pm-4pm.

Other events include the new Carers’ Resource video showing on the big screen in Bradford city centre, in a range of community languages, and Carers’ Resource staff will be popping up at Kirkgate Shopping Centre in Bradford, Morrisons in Harrogate and Tesco in Skipton. The Keighley team will be joining Modality GP surgery staff for a event in the Airedale Centre.

To find out the most up to date information about Carers Week events, and for details on booking events, visit the Carers’ Resource website: www.carersresource.org/carers-week-2022

Alternatively call Carers’ Resource on 01274 449660 for more information.