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#FairerforCarers Campaign

Open Letter to Government to make Carers Allowance fairer

Carers UK and 91 organisations representing unpaid carers, older people, disabled adults and children have joined together to call on the Work and Pensions Secretary to recognise the financial impact Covid-19 has had on people caring round the clock for family members and friends.

The open letter, sent today to the Work and Pensions Secretary, Rt Hon Therese Coffey MP, and Chancellor, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, calls for better financial support for unpaid carers who have faced rising costs during the pandemic. 

See full press release from Carers UK here

See Open Letter here

Carers Resource - Job Vacancy
Receptionist / Administrative Assistant 

30 hours per week, Monday-Friday
Salary £17,459 fte - (pro rata for 30 hrs £14,156)

We are currently looking to recruit someone to provide reception and general admin duties at our office in Snainton.  Find more information here...


Carers Week 2020 - Making Carers Visible

Monday 8th - Sunday 14th June, 2020

This year people in the UK are facing new challenges as a result of the coronavirus. Many are taking on more unpaid caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill and who are in need of support.

We are passionate that all carers are recognised and respected for the difficulties they are experiencing and are provided with information, support and understanding.  Our workers are offering extra support and activities this week - see list below, we would love to hear from you if you want to join in - just click on the link next to each activity to contact us.

Also take a look at these 2 video clips demonstrating the strength and dedication shown by carers everywhere 


Other Events

My Neighbourhood Book Club - runs every 3 weeks online or by phone. The book being reviewed at the moment is The Librarian by Sally Vickers. Please contact Bernie if you would like to join us.


Young Carers Awareness Day

Count Me In!

We are supporting the Carers Trust Count Me In! campaign which is calling on schools to do more to proactively identify young carers and to ensure that they receive the recognition and support they deserve. 

The Young Carers team from Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource will be visiting schools in the the area this week to spread the word that there is support available.  We will be bringing 'pop-up' stands of information to school corridors and reception areas.  Look out for us if you're a young carer or know someone who is - we're here to help.

Lots of local schools have already received notice board packs and are sign posting to the Young Carers service via school notice boards, websites or their social media. We are working with schools to be present at parents evenings with a number booked in for February & March. We have already offered a SEN parents drop in with Braeburn school and on Young Carers Day itself a pupil from St Martins C of E Primary is raising money for Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource by hosting a casual clothes day, supported by the school. We have lunch time hubs also booked this week at Lady Lumley’s and Norton College. 

Focus Carer

Focus Carer - Autumn 2019

Download a pdf copy of our Autumn 2019 Newsletter

This edition of Focus carer introduces and updates you on the services provided by Carers Resource to carers and others - the Adult Carer Service, Young Adult Carers and the Young Carers Service - Home from Hospital, Action Towards Inclusion and My Neighbourhood. Download a copy here.  

Focus Carer Autumn 2019.pdf (5.6MB)

Working with Eastenders

SRCR were delighted to be part of the team advising on script development for the recent young carer’s story line on EASTENDERS.  It was a privilege to be part of this work and a huge thanks must go to the ‘Team Eastenders’ for getting it right on screen, and raising the profile of the challenges young carers face.   Our work on this couldn’t have come at a better time following the NHS announcements last week regarding the increased support for young carers through GP’s surgeries.  Click the link below to read more. 

NHS sets out ‘care for young carers’offer in GP surgeries 

Video: Yorkshire Coast Radio meets the Carers Resource team

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Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource is proud to be supporting and improving the lives of Carers 52 weeks a year, but on this special week, we are delighted the national spotlight is helping us raise awareness of the hidden army of carers who support their family and friends through challenging times.

Please take time to click on the video link above to meet our team - without them over 2500 carers per year across the Coast and Vale would not benefit from their support, knowledge and experience.

If you are a carer and would like to find out more - pick up the phone 01723 850155

Carers Cuppa & Wellbeing Group

Drop in for a chat and a cuppa, share ideas of how to unwind. Time to rest and relax, have some quality time for yourself.  A Support Worker will be on hand to answer any questions.

Pickering Cuppa and Wellbeing Group

Venue: Friends Meeting House, Pickering

The Cuppa Club is usually the third Wednesday of every month from 10am-12noon

If you would like more information please contact the office on 01723 850155 

or e-mail

Carers & Employment

How you can support carers in your work place or gaining employment. 

Carers and Employment Factsheet.pdf (349.3KB)


Focus Carer Newsletters

Find previous Carers Resource newsletters here

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