Adult Social Care – York

As a carer, under the Care Act 2014, you're entitled to have a carer’s assessment to understand the physical, emotional and practical impact that caring has on your life

Assessing your needs is a free and confidential service, you can:
  • have an assessment over the telephone
  • speak to them in person
A carer's assessment:
  • looks at your caring situation
  • checks that your needs are taken into account
  • identifies the physical, emotional and practical impact that caring has on your life
  • is an opportunity to discuss the things that could make caring easier for you
You'll talk about:
  • the kind of support the person you care for needs
  • what help you might need to provide care
  • how to look after your own wellbeing
  • maintaining your own health
  • balancing caring with your life, work and family commitments
When you've completed an assessment (either by yourself or with help), they'll contact you to discuss your situation and what support may be available to help you.

Age UK – York

Age UK York offer a wide range of services to older people in York to enable them to live better lives. This includes information and advice, benefits and money advice, befriending services, carer respite service, Day Clubs and Home From Hospital support. All their work is aimed at improving the lives of older people in York. Age UK York encourages older people to speak out about local and national issues. They are here to make more of life in York.

Crossroads – Caring for Carers – York

Crossroads currently support family carers and the people they care for across many areas in North Yorkshire, including:
  • Harrogate
  • Knaresborough
  • Ripon
  • York
  • Selby
They specialise locally in enabling respite for carers by providing the people they look after with home visits from their professional care workers. Their aim is to reduce the everyday stresses carers face by enabling them to take a break on a regular or occasional basis, with the knowledge that the person requiring care is safe and supported.

Equipment Hire – York

Be Independent equipment loan service provides simple aids to daily living to support lifelong independence for:
  • disabled people
  • people recovering from surgery
  • elderly people
If you or someone you care for could benefit from help with daily living, contact the Adult Social Care Team to get an assessment of your care needs.

Loan equipment from Be Independent

Based on assessment details and the equipment needed, when you loan equipment from Be Independent they'll arrange:
  • delivery to your home address, or alternative address in York
  • options for you, carers or healthcare professionals to collect equipment
  • fitting and installation of equipment in your home, if requested by a healthcare professional
  • maintenance of equipment to ensure statutory compliance
  • collection or return of equipment no longer required
  • cleaning of returned equipment at our decontamination unit
  • repair, refurbishment and recycling of equipment, where viable

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.

York Carers Centre

York Carers Centre is an independent charity and a network member of the national Carers Trust. Working in partnership with carers, statutory and voluntary organisations to ensure unpaid carers throughout York have access to confidential information, advice and support. They work with carers to influence positive change in service delivery with local government, employers, schools and health providers. York Carers Centre supports carers of all ages:
  • Adults
  • Young adults (18 to 25)
  • Young carers (5 to 18)
The funding comes from a variety of sources and the principal funders are the City of York Council and the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group. They rely on grants from charitable trusts and on donations and fundraising to enable them to deliver specific projects.