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Carers Plus Yorkshire Ltd

Carers Plus Yorkshire Ltd

Carers Plus Yorkshire Ltd came into being in July 2021 following the joining of forces between Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource and Hambleton and Richmondshire Carers Centre.  For over 25 years both organisations have been providing unpaid carers across their respective areas, with the highest quality information, advice and support services.

Prior to July the organisations already had a unique partnership and a strong bond between them, sharing knowledge, expertise and resources across our geographical patches to ensure the best possible service was offered to our clients.   The work of the organisations, and now Carers Plus Yorkshire has always been highly valued by our clients and those who commission our work.  

We are immensely proud to have built a team of exceptionally skilled advisers who are knowledgeable and committed to placing clients at the heart of their work.   As we move into a new era as one organisation, we are proud to have a reputation for listening and acting upon Carers’ voices to ensure our services and support directly meets the needs of the unpaid carer community we serve.

Our Commitment

Our Commitment

As an organisation we have worked to develop a strong mission statement and objectives that will help us to achieve our vision and meet the needs of the communities we serve.  Our mission is as follows: 

'Carers Plus Yorkshire enables those we support to be heard, enhance their resilience, improve their wellbeing & make positive changes in their day-to-day lives'

As we translate this statement into objectives, we are committed to ensuring Carers Plus Yorkshire is the ‘go-to’ organisation offering support to Carers & the wider community.  We seek to operate through four underpinning objectives: 

·      To offer independent, high quality, information advice & support through a range of services relevant to our local communities & in the interest of improving personal health & wellbeing

·      To proactively represent the voice & needs of the communities we serve; to listen, to respond & thereby influence the commissioning & delivery of services to accurately reflect needs

·      To raise awareness of the support available & ensure the localities we serve take full advantage of our services – especially by reaching out to those who are hidden in our communities & need encouragement to access advice & information

·      To work in partnership through meaningful collaborations with a wide range of other organisations, maximising the resources & services available across our geographical area. 

Looking Forward

Looking Forward

Across Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale our services have diversified to include work within the wider community.  In these areas, the portfolio has been extended to include opportunities for unpaid carers and non-carers and includes: Action Towards Inclusion (employment support), Home from Hospital, My Neighbourhood (aiming to reduce loneliness and isolation) and Community Services (originally established to reduce the impact of COVID 19).      

The potential to explore these and new opportunities across our developing geography is a very exciting prospect and we hope to bring new services to Hambleton, Richmondshire and the East Riding very soon.

Please explore our website to find out more about each of the services; we are always keen to hear your thoughts and comments about how we are doing and where we could do more so please do not hesitate to contact us and/or speak to a member of the team.  We look forward to working and supporting communities and partners across North Yorkshire and the East Riding as we move forward.  

 - Elizabeth McPherson, Chief Executive Officer.