Support organisations – March 2023
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Living Well North Yorkshire County Council,. Tel 01609 780780
1. This is a one stop shop for carers assessments, Occupational Therapy e.g. walkers an sticks, Home Changes e.g. long light switch cords, blue badge applications, Lifeline alarms etc. 2. The Living Well Team. These are the team who help people who are lonely, have lost confidence, following a bereavement etc. Supporting Victims Tel 01609 643100
All too often the victim of crime can be the forgotten person in the criminal justice system. Ring Mon-Fri 8am-6pm for support when you’ve been a victim of crime or think you may have been. Supporting Victims personnel are employed by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire. The Cinnamon Trust Tel 01736 757900
The National Charity for the elderly, the terminally ill and their pets. The Trust’s primary objective is to respect and preserve the treasured relationship between owners and their pets. To this end it works in partnership with owners to overcome any difficulties that might arise. A national network of community service volunteers provides practical help when any aspect of day to day care poses a problem – for example, walking the dog for a housebound owner.
HarrogateHerriot Hospice Homecare Crimple House, Hornbeam Park, Harrogate HG2 8NA. Tel 01609 777413
We provide care and support to local families living with terminal illness and bereavement across Hambleton and Richmondshire Home Instead Nidderdale House, Station Rd, Ripley, Harrogate HG3 3BA. Tel 01423 774490
Non-medical care of older people in their own homes in the Harrogate, Ripon & Thirsk areas.
NorthallertonAge UK 1 Zetland Street, Northallerton DL6 1NB. Tel 01609 771624
Offer help, support and activities for older people in North Yorkshire. Information and advice, falls prevention, Telephone Befriending. Accessible. Office presently closed. Please use email and phone contact details. Blossom Home Care 10, Evolution Business Centre, 6 County Business Park, Northallerton DL6 2NQ. Tel 01609 751644
Home care services in the Northallerton area as well as the surrounding towns and villages of Thirsk, Easingwold, Hambleton, Bedale, Catterick and Richmond, Yarm, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Stokesley. Bluebird Care Ainderby Hall, Ainderby Steeple, Northallerton DL7 9QJ. Tel 01845 440271
We are a locally owned and managed company which is part of a wider network of over 200 offices throughout the UK and Ireland. We provide a variety of services including personal care, companionship and domestic help to assist people in remaining independent in their own homes. Our staff are recruited, trained and police checked locally. We provide all types of visits from a half hour call to full 24 hour live-in care. We have been rated as good in all areas by the CQC. Children welcome. We provide services for children & young people Carers Centre 2 Omega Business Village, Thurston Road, Northallerton DL6 2NJ. Tel 01609 780872
Support and advice to carers and the families of young carers across a range of subjects. When you are caring for someone it can be overwhelming and it can really help to have someone else to guide you to exactly what you need. CitizensAdvice Mid-North Yorks 277 High St, Northallerton DL7 8DW. Tel 0808 278 7900 (freephone)
Provides general and/or specialist advice on benefits, debt, housing, employment, discrimination, family and relationships, utilities and consumer, etc across North Yorkshire. Northallerton face to face drop-in sessions: Mondays and Thursdays 10am - 2pm (office located behind Parish Church). Face to face sessions in Community Works, 14a Market Place (through ginnel) 1st and 3rd Thursdays 2-5pm. The free telephone advice can be accessed Monday to Friday 9am -5pm. Accessible. Use side entrance through archway on left. Dogs welcome with conditions. Early Help Children and Families’ Service, 1 Racecourse Lane, Northallerton DL7 8AD. Tel 01609 534829
The purpose of Early Help is to work together to resolve problems before they become overwhelming, long term and costly to the child, young person, family and the wider community. Early Help enables children, young people and their families that have become overwhelmed by difficulties to make better choices, learn new skills and have aspirations to turn their lives around. If you have any concerns about a child or you are in a crisis situation please ring 01609 780780 FRADE 159–160 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8JZ. Tel 01609 618008
We collect your donated furniture, small appliances, garden furniture and bric-a-brac free of charge. You can donate over the phone, through our website or in your local store. Your donations will help someone turn their house into a home and at the same time you will be diverting goods away from landfill. Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm, Saturday: 10am - 3pm, Sunday: CLOSED. Good Friends Age UK N. Yorks & Darlington, 1 Zetland Street, Northallerton DL6 1NB. Tel 01609 771624
A network of informal volunteers who share their time to people in need of extra support. By providing support and a friendly point of contact to someone in need of support, you can secure a better quality of life for them. Hambleton adult learning Racecourse Lane, Northallerton DL7 8RD. Tel 01609 780780
Run course programmes for improving skills and training for vocations eg. IT, Language, literacy, numeracy and learning disabilities Hambleton Community Action Suite A, 159/160 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8JZ. Tel 01609 780458
Gives support, information and advice to voluntary and community groups. Carers’ Respite Sitting. Community Car Scheme to help people who are unable to access public transport in Northallerton. Support for people who feel socially isolated, through regular visits from a volunteer. Wheels 2 Work - a not for profit moped loan scheme that helps people get to work, apprenticeships, or training, where no other form of transport is available. Opening hours of Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Hambleton District Council Homelessness Service, Stone Cross, Northallerton DL6 2UU. Tel 01609 779977 / 01609 767267 (out-of-hours)
Hambleton Foodshare The Old Registry Office, NYCC site, Racecourse Lane, Northallerton DL7 8AD. Tel 07514 244158
A community partnership which provides emergency food parcels for people who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. The aim of this scheme is to provide a three-day emergency food parcel to people in temporary financial crisis. Please ring or e mail for advice. Dogs welcome ME Sufferers & Carers' Support Quaker Lane, Northallerton DL6 1EE. Tel 07949 694640 / 07760 446662
Northallerton & Dales Mencap Goosecroft Centre, Goosecroft Lane, Northallerton DL6 1EG. Tel 01609 778894
Help, advice and support to people with learning disabilities, their families and their carers Accessible. Northallerton ME Support Gp. Northallerton Methodist Church, High St., Northallerton DL7 8EG. Tel 07565 106590
An informal group providing information, support and awareness for those with ME, Fibromalygia and Long Covid. Usually meet on the first Monday of every month (barring bank holidays - meet the following week) between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Accessible. Full disabled access with parking and transport links nearby. Northallerton Mind 2 The Link, Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1DG. Tel 01609 780758
Range of closed and open access facilities for adults experiencing mental health problems eg. Day resource centres, social clubs, supported housing and outreach Primetime Group Age UK, 1 Zetland St, Northallerton DL6 1NB.
Primetime sessions are for any age or ability but particularly those looking for social interaction. Each session combines Boccia, a game similar to bowls, and New Age Kurling, similar to the Kurling that is played on ice but using stones with ball-bearings so it can be played on a wooden or carpeted floor. Friday - 10am-12pm Samaritan's Northallerton 7 Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1AA. Tel 01609 776161
The Living Rooms 5 & 5a Garthway Arcade, Northallerton DL7 8NS. Tel 07483 426920
A community hub where it is “OK not to be OK” and offers a safe space, especially for those who whose mental health is a challenge. Wheels 2 Work Hambleton Community Action, 10 South Parade, Northallerton DL7 8SE. Tel 01609 780458
A not for profit moped loan scheme to help those who require transport to get to work, training or education. The daily journey must be a practical distance for a moped and the user must have no other suitable form of transport.
PlymouthAlzheimers Soc Scott Lodge, Scott Road, Plymouth PL2 3DU. Tel 01904 929444
Dementia support service workers can provide free information via phone, email or post to people affected by dementia to help you make informed decisions and improve well-being. Day Support Centres in Northallerton and Richmond offering a welcoming day of activities and company. Side by Side service which helps people with dementia to keep doing the things they love and get out and about with the support of a volunteer. Accessible. No mobility scooters
RiponContinued Care Ltd Unit C1 and C2, Sycamore Business Park, Dishforth Road, Ripon HG4 5DF. Tel 01845 440891
Serving Thirsk, Boroughbridge, Ripon. A team of experienced and friendly carers deliver an extensive range of services which are designed to support and assist you within the comfort and surroundings of your own home. It could be help with cleaning, shopping, personal care or even 24-hour care.
ThirskCare Services Thirsk Ltd 4, Silver Hse, Thirsk Ind. Pk., York Road, Thirsk YO7 3BX. Tel 07587 091422
Providing personal care and support for independent living. Service users have a broad range of needs and require support with conditions including: Alzheimer’s, dementia, physical and sensory impairment. Client’s ages range from adults to elderly. We also care for clients with learning difficulties and mental health problems. Children & Families:prevention Children & Families Centre, Thirsk School, Topcliffe Rd, Thirsk YO7 1RZ. Tel 01609 536206
Early help and support to children, young people and families across a wide range of issues. Activities and opportunities which help support young children’s early learning & development; Child and family health services and activities for children with special educational needs & disabilities and their families. Also Youth Sessions run from the Children & Families Centre at the school. Community Works Church Hall, St James Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 524494
Community Works is a charity to improve the lives of our beneficiaries. It is a community hub operating from several safe, warm and accessible buildings in and near Thirsk town centre. The organisations is a Jack of all trades responding to the paucity of services in its rural locations which, in more urban areas, would be offered by a range of specialist providers. It supports users with issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, long-term unemployment, mental ill health and long-term illness, isolation and educational under-achievement. Its services are designed to respond to the needs of individual clients and their families, whether they need a one-off intervention or longer-term support. On top of its expertise in issues like homelessness, Community Works is the first port of call for people in crisis, with its emergency foodbank, clothing, furniture provision, laundry facilities and the hosting of services like Citizens Advice. Community Works Re-use store 61 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY. Tel 01845 524494
The CommunityWorks store in Thirsk is gratefully accepting donations of good condition, re-usable items including Household Furniture and items, Bicycles, School Uniform. We aim to collect and sell these items for the benefit of our local community – reducing waste, pollution and providing access to low cost items to anyone who wants to buy them. Dyslexia Network Plus 3 Church View, Cemetary Rd, Thirsk YO7 4DL. Tel 0845 644 8602
A local support group for families with dyslexic type difficulties in Hambleton & Richmond districts. Holy Rood House & Juliet House 10 Sowerby Road, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HX. Tel 01845 522580
A centre for Heath and Pastoral Care, welcoming residential and day guests for respite or at a particular time of need, illness, trauma, stress and transition. Juliet House next door is a good place for your meetings and other gatherings, including excellent food. About 5 minutes walk from the centre of Thirsk and good parking on site. It also boasts a Creative Arts Centre and Therapeutic and Spirituality Library and counselling rooms. Both our houses are set in lovely grounds, with a labyrinth, orchard, herb garden and pond and two goats, a hen and a tortoise. Children welcome. We offer counselling for children and they especially enjoy the creative arts centre, and the domestic animals and gardens. Accessible. Ramps to both houses and an Access and Carers' Garden Suite is available for respite and support. Dogs welcome with conditions. Housing Advice & Resource 35 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QR. Tel 01845 521458
Free independent legal advice with regard to Housing. In addition to giving housing advice can represent households facing eviction in County Court, liaise with landlords and mortgage companies. Open Monday 10am-2pm, or phone any time. Kindlewoods CIC Pearsons Wood, Rymer House Ln, Thirsk YO7 2EE. Tel 07355 917943
Works with a diverse range of people within the North Yorkshire community, like vulnerable children, adults and families, as well as many people experiencing low mood, anxiety, depression or other mental health challenges. Cover a different wellbeing topic aimed at stress reduction in each session, all whilst actively supporting the sustainable management of local woodlands, improving biodiversity, and helping to harvest renewable resources. Children welcome. Osteoporosis Supp. H'ton&Rich Thirsk YO7. Tel 07841 422078
Regular meetings for held during spring & summer held at Rivendale, Ashlands Road, Northllerton, DL6 1HA. Talks given to groups and societies interested in learning more about osteporosis and the support we can offer. Please contact Jill for more information. Accessible. Completely accessible. Primetime Group St James Church Hall, Thirsk YO7 1AQ.
Primetime sessions are for any age or ability but particularly those looking for social interaction. Each session combines Boccia, a game similar to bowls, and New Age Kurling, similar to the Kurling that is played on ice but using stones with ball-bearings so it can be played on a wooden or carpeted floor. Thursday - 9:30am-11:15am Primetime Group Topcliffe Village Hall, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3RJ.
Primetime sessions are for any age or ability but particularly those looking for social interaction. Each session combines Boccia, a game similar to bowls, and New Age Kurling, similar to the Kurling that is played on ice but using stones with ball-bearings so it can be played on a wooden or carpeted floor. Tuesdays - 1:30pm - 3:30pm Repair Café 61 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1EY.
Get your broken items repaired, learn how things are made & socialise over a cup of tea or coffee. Be greener by avoiding waste and save money by letting a team of dedicated and talented volunteers try to repair your broken or "worn out" items. Access will be best from Gillings Court to the workshops behind the store. Generally takes place once a month on Saturday mornings, dates will be published. Please email for the next repair date or if you are interested in becoming a Repair Café Volunteer. Accessible. Partly accessible. St John Ambulance Lumley Close, Thirsk Industrial Park, Thirsk YO7 3TD. Tel 01845 521910
Stepping Stones Thirsk YO7. Tel 01609 780758
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or just fancy a nice cuppa, drop in to the Town Hall Annexe, Thirsk between 1.30 and 3.30pm on Mondays. Activities include Art, Quizzes, Puzzles & Dominoes Accessible. Fully accessible Streetlights, Thirsk Thirsk. Tel 01845 868188 / 07379 102266
Voluntary scheme to patrol Thirsk town centre Saturday evenings 10.30pm - 1.30am Thirsk & Dist. Bus. Assn. Thirsk Christmas Lights, 3 Darrowby Close, Thirsk YO7 1FJ. Tel 07973 871052
Ladies in business in Thirsk. A social and support group. Organises and funds the Christmas Lights in Thirsk through all-year activities in the town. Thirsk CFRs 65 Kings Gardens, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1NU. Tel 07850 253063
Thirsk Community First Responders are a team of volunteers who are trained by Yorkshire Ambulance Service in basic life saving and oxygen therapy, and respond to medical or potentially life threatening emergencies. The team have promoted the awareness and importance of bystander CPR and the use of defibrillators. They also check every Community Public Access Defibrillator within Thirsk and Sowerby on a weekley basis, to ensure they are in working order and ready for use. Between them they need to commit a minimum of 100 hours per month in order to stay up and running. Thirsk District Minibus Assn Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 524990
Provide affordable community transport to Thirsk, Sowerby and District, particularly to those in need, including young, disabled and elderly persons Accessible. One minibus has a tail lift and removable seats for wheelchair access. Thirsk Hard of Hearing Club Thirsk YO7. Tel 01845 523689/523115
Meets every month at East Thirsk Community Hall, 1.45pm to 3.45pm. Many activities and outings arranged. Thirsk&District Business Assoc c/o C & GB Associates, 8-10 Millgate, Thirsk YO7 1AA. Tel 01845 525502
For all businesses in and around Thirsk. Networking, business support & business events. Also linked to the Thirsk Ladies Group. Secretary Jill Miller 01845 522333. Yorkshire to Ukraine 7 Marrtree Business Park, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 3HF.
YorkEasingwold Community Care Police House, Church Hill, Easingwold, York YO61 3JX. Tel 01347 822875
Office Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 9.30am-12.30pm As a registered charity EDCCA works hard to support people in need and improve their quality of life in Easingwold and District. We know that there are many people who because of their age or for health reasons rely on the services that we provide such as using the community car scheme to attend a medical appointment or being visited by a friendly volunteer through our Befriending scheme. IDAS 39 Blossom St, York YO24 1AQ. Tel 03000 110 110 / 0300 111 0777
A free, confidential, dedicated North Yorkshire support service for victims of domestic abuse and rape. Tuesday 5 - 7 and Thursday 5 - 9pm. Otherwise please phone police. Primetime Group Husthwaite Village Hall, The Nookin, Husthwaite, York YO61 4PY.
Primetime sessions are for any age or ability but particularly those looking for social interaction. Each session combines Boccia, a game similar to bowls, and New Age Kurling, similar to the Kurling that is played on ice but using stones with ball-bearings so it can be played on a wooden or carpeted floor. Friday - 10am-12pm