Carers' Resource is the local, specialist carers' centre for the
Bradford and Airedale, Harrogate and Ripon, and Craven districts of Yorkshire.

It’s Carers Week – find out what we’re doing to support carers and spread the word about our servicesLast changed: Monday 16 June, 2014

Carers Week sees the launch of our new online forum for carers and those who live alone.

From the comfort of their own home, carers will be able to link up with others in the community as well as our dedicated team of as part of our Caring Callers service.

Our Director Anne Smyth said: “The relentless nature of their role means that the lives of carers, and the people they care for, often suffer from isolation.

“Creating a new online community will help to banish this feeling of loneliness and offer a new dimension to the range of support and specialist advice that we provide to carers and vulnerable people.”

The forum is being launched at our Harrogate office today (Monday, June 9) 10am to 12pm; at Shipley office on Tuesday, June 10, 10am to 12pm, and at Skipton Library on Tuesday, June 10, 10am to 12pm.

The aim is to give carers and vulnerable people the ability to link with others at all hours of the day, to share stories and advice, and create friendships.

Our volunteers are also happy to visit people in their homes to help them overcome any IT issues, help them get onto the forum, and how to navigate the site.

Click here to find out more.

What’s happening?

Harrogate and Ripon:

Tuesday, June 10:  Drop in at Ripon Library, 10am to 12pm, staff will be on hand to give information and advice

Afternoon tea for carers, Community House, Ripon, 2.30pm

Wednesday, June 11: St Paul’s coffee morning, Harrogate, 10.30am to 11.30am

Time Out for Tea, Carers’ Resource Harrogate Office, North Park Road, 3pm

Friday , June 13: Friday Group for Men, The Squinting Cat, Harrogate, 12pm to 2pm


Today, June 9:  Carers’ lunch club at The Midland Hotel, Bradford, 12.30pm to 2pm

Knitting club, Cavendish Court, Keighley, 1pm to 3pm

Tuesday, June 10: Time for Me, relaxation session and chat, The Hub, Skipton Road, Steeton, 10am to 12pm

Wednesday, June 11, DAB Better Care Exhibition, Richard Dunn Sports Centre, Odsal, Bradford, 10am to 4pm

Thursday, June 12: Shipley knitting club, 1pm to 3pm, ( location to be confirmed)

Care to Read book club, Shipley Carers’ Resource, Unit 15, Park View Court, Shipley, 11am to 12.30pm


Tuesday, June 10: Carers’ drop-in, Utopia, Broughton Hall  Estate, 10am to 11.30am

Art group, Carers’ Resource offices, Griffin House, Broughton Hall Estate, 10am to 12pm

Afternoon Tea Dance for carers, St Andrew’s Hall, Newmarket Street, Skipton, 1.30pm to 4pm

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