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We have put together summary information and links to useful resources on the internet for elderly clients.
Please take some time to browse this section to see what information may be helpful for you.
City of York Council - Services for older people
To find out about getting support you need to have an initial assessment of your needs. The City of York Council will talk to you about any difficulties you are having, help you decide what assistance you need and advise you of any charges.
For more information please visit: https://www.york.gov.uk/homepage/42/adult_social_care
Also through the City of York Council website you can access the Home Services Directory. The Directory was funded by York Trading Standards and was formed in cooperation with Age Concern York, City of York Council, Safer York Partnership and North Yorkshire Police. It has been compiled to help older people who are considering employing someone to carry out work at their property. The directory lists a range of traders, such as electricians, decorators, joiners and gardeners, who have undergone an assessment process.
In the Directory's 'Code of Practice' it states: "The aim is to ensure a level of service which both reflects good practice and satisfies customers, whilst promoting standard which traders also regard as reasonable."
For more information please visit: https://www.york.gov.uk/tradingstandards
Age UK York
Age UK York has been working with and for older people in York for 40 years. They provide a wide range of personal and practical support, including information and advice and arranging for respite care.
To find out more about their services click here.
York Older People's Assembly
YOPA members are all over 50 and member organisations represent the main groups working with older people in York.
Their aim is to raise awareness of policy issues affecting lives, to be well represented on the boards of the Council, Hospital Trust and Primary Care Trust through our Champions, to sit on policy-making committees, and to speak out in the press and media on local and national issues of concern to older people. We debate issues at public meetings, communicate through our quarterly newsletter, organise information fairs, and co-ordinate the York 50+ Festival in which over 7,000 people participate annually.
To find out more about the work of York Older People's Assembly click here.
Care Fees Calculator from Paying for Care, a not-for-profit organisation: http://www.payingforcare.org/cost-of-care-calculator
York Carers Forum
York Carers Forum is a user-led group of unpaid carers and former carers (over the age of 18) who live, work or care for someone who lives in the York area. We are a UK Registered Charity and so we rely on fundraising, donations and freely given time in order to provide support to unpaid carers living in the York area.
For more information click here.
York Carers Centre
York Carers Centre is an independent body that helps unpaid carers in York find the support they need.
Carers provide regular help to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour due to frailty, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.
For more information click here.