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Group/Activity Support

Group/Activity Support
Carers' Resource (Harrogate/Craven/Airedale)
Description of the role:

Volunteers needed to help with running trips, groups and activities for adult and child carers. They are social groups for people with caring responsibilities to have a break and talk to others who understand their situation. The volunteer's role is to support the staff with organising and facilitating the groups, ensuring all carers are given a chance to talk through any concerns and energizing the group. This is definitely a role for a 'people person'!

The following groups need a volunteer:
- Young Carers Youth Group (Every other Thurs 3.30-5.30pm in Harrogate)
- Knaresborough group (First Monday of the month 2.00-4.00pm)
- Friendship group (Last Thursday of the month 2.00-4.00pm in Harrogate, North Park Road)
- Occasional Young Carer trips (Weekends, Evenings and school holidays e.g. visits to 'Pots to Go', Dalton Forest or Newby Hall). Volunteers act as a bus escort and supporting staff in supervising the group.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

- Polite and confident with vulnerable people
- Non-judgemental, patient and friendly nature
- Good listener

Drivers who can provide transport are welcomed however this is not essential to the role.

Practical information:

Each group takes place in a fixed location. The Younger Carers trips take place in various locations and the group tend to travel by bus for day trips away from Harrogate town centre.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
11 North Park Road
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 02.05.2019
Organisation Information

New Freephone Carer Advice Line 0808 50 15 939
During the coronavirus outbreak, Carers’ Resource has staff working from home giving unpaid carers information, advice and a listening ear. An unpaid carer is anyone who provides help and support to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not otherwise manage because of frailty, illness or disability.
Support is available with form filling and there is a useful form that can help unpaid carers to plan for the possibility of someone in the household contracting the virus.
Working carers dealing with job loss, redundancy, or returning from furlough, can receive help from the Carers’ Resource CReate team.
Carers are able to ask for a letter to show they are a carer when wanting to access shopping times for vulnerable people or if challenged for whatever reason.
Carers are encouraged to get in touch no matter how many hours they care or whether the person they care for lives with them or not.
The charity also supports young carers, who are under the age of 18 and look after a parent or sibling who has a physical or mental illness, misuses drugs or alcohol, or has a disability.

Carers' Resource gives tailored and confidential support and information to unpaid carers and vulnerable people. The service is open to everyone and offers information and practical and emotional help to enable them to cope. Help is given to find training and employment opportunities and there are social and leisure opportunities for carers. Help is also available to parent carers looking after a child with disabilities. Young Carers are also supported through the Young Carers' Resource project.

Charity number: 1049278