Carer support groups and organisations

Information about carer support groups and local support available from one of the five carers' centres in North Yorkshire.

Carer support groups

Carer support groups are usually small, with members meeting informally to discuss various topics.

The meetings can help carers: 

  • Cope with caring responsibilities;
  • Meet, discuss and learn from other carers in similar situations;
  • Alleviate isolation;
  • Support each other; and
  • Receive emotional and social support and information.

Meetings are usually free but there can be a small charge for refreshments. If you feel you need one-to-one support, your local carers' centre or carers' resource should provide the information you need. Counselling support may be available through your GP.

Local carers' support services

Local carers' support services are organisations whose purpose is to give practical and emotional support to carers. There are four such providers for adult carers in North Yorkshire, operating from five main bases.

The local carers' support services cover Craven and Airedale; Hambleton and Richmondshire; Harrogate; Scarborough and Ryedale; and Selby.

Services offered by the local carers' support services include:

  • Confidential information, advice, emotional support and representation;
  • A carer assessment on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council;
  • Benefits advice;
  • Regular information by way of circulars, bulletins or newsletters;
  • Referrals to other specialist support organisations;
  • Information sessions, courses and other related activities; and
  • Help for carers who need support to continue working and caring.

The local carers' support services also work in partnership with carers, carer groups and other organisations to improve services for carers and promote their interests.

Information about support for young carers can be found on our young carers - support and advice page.

Finding support from your local carers' support service

To find out what support is available, contact one of the five carers' centres and carers' resources in North Yorkshire below.

Craven and Airedale carers' resource is an independent Yorkshire charity which gives tailored information and support to carers, those in need of care and support and the professionals who work with them. Its services support people to remain independent and have choice and control to improve their lives or situations. It provides quarterly bulletins, runs a careers service for those seeking employment or learning opportunities and also offers access to a range of social groups and activities.

Griffin House
Broughton Hall Business Park
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 3AN

Email: info@carersresource.org

Website: www.carersresource.org

Telephone: 01756 700888

Fax: 01756 799944

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Harrogate carers' resource is an independent Yorkshire charity which gives tailored information and support to carers, those in need of care and support and the professionals who work with them. Its services support people to remain independent and have choice and control to improve their lives or situations. It provides quarterly bulletins, runs a careers service for those seeking employment or learning opportunities and also offers access to a range of social groups and activities.

11 North Park Road
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 5PD

Email: info@carersresource.org

Website: www.carersresource.org

Telephone: 01423 500555

Fax: 01423 507777

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Ripon carers' resource is an independent Yorkshire charity which gives tailored information and support to carers, those in need of care and support and the professionals who work with them. Its services support people to remain independent and have choice and control to improve their lives or situations. It provides quarterly bulletins, runs a careers service for those seeking employment or learning opportunities and also offers access to a range of social groups and activities.

Sharow View
Allhallowgate
Ripon
HG4 1LE

Email: info@carersresource.org

Website: www.carersresource.org

Telephone: 01765 690222

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

This service is run by Cloverleaf Advocacy, delivering focused support to adult carers across the Selby area, including practical advice; emotional support; carers activities and support groups; benefits advice; advice on health and social care services; referrals to other support organisations; advice on employment and training; and carers assessments.

Community House
Portholme Road
Selby
North Yorkshire
Y08 4QQ

Email: selbydistrict@carerscount.org.uk

Website: carerscountselbydistrict.org.uk

Telephone: 0300 012 0415 (local call rate)

Fax: 0844 247 4282

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

The Hambleton and Richmondshire carers' centre supports adult and young carers from the age of five upwards. They provide free and confidential support, information, advice and opportunities to meet with other carers through structured activities, peer support groups, drop-in groups and a holiday activity programme. The experienced team offers a personal and friendly service that helps all carers to improve their lives, and the lives of those they care for.

2 Omega Business Village
Thurston Road
Northallerton
North Yorkshire
DL6 2NJ

Email: info@hrcarers.org.uk

Website: www.hrcarers.org.uk

Telephone: 01609 780872

Fax: 01609 788489

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Scarborough and Ryedale carers' resource is made up of a team of experienced, professional and friendly staff providing practical and emotional support to all carers in the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale areas. Their stated purpose is to make the difference in ensuring that carers are recognised, empowered and supported.

96 High Street
Snainton
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO13 9AJ

Email: staff@carersresource.net

Website: www.carersresource.net

Telephone: 01723 850155 (24-hour answer phone)

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Action for Children has been commissioned by North Yorkshire County Council to deliver a new service which will support young carers and their families in Selby. The charity is responsible for identifying and responding to the needs of young carers across the area. Action for Children aims to help young carers by safeguarding their health and wellbeing, supporting them with education, training and employment and increasing their access to leisure, cultural and social opportunities.

Community House
Portholme Road
Selby
North Yorkshire
YO8 4QQ

Email: neyc@actionforchildren.org.uk

Website: www.actionforchildren.org.uk

Telephone: 01423 799135

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

We work flexible hours due to the nature of the service, including some evenings and weekends. If we are unavailable please leave a message on our answerphone.

Action for Children has been commissioned by North Yorkshire County Council to deliver a new service which will support young carers and their families in Harrogate and Craven. The charity is responsible for identifying and responding to the needs of young carers across the area. Action for Children aims to help young carers by safeguarding their health and wellbeing, supporting them with education, training and employment and increasing their access to leisure, cultural and social opportunities.

Suite F8
Conyngham Hall Business Centre
Knaresborough
North Yorkshire
HG5 9AY

Email: neyc@actionforchildren.org.uk

Website: www.actionforchildren.org.uk

Telephone:01423 799135

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

We work flexible hours due to the nature of the service, including some evenings and weekends. If we are unavailable please leave a message on our answerphone.

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