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Support organisations – May 2022

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Home Library & Info Service Tel 01609 533800
Email libraries@northyorks.gov.uk
Website https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/home-library-service
Living Well North Yorkshire County Council,. Tel 01609 780780
Website https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/living-well-north-yorkshire
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
Website https://www.supportingvictims.org
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
Website https://cinnamon.org.uk
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.

Harrogate

Herriot Hospice Homecare Crimple House, Hornbeam Park, Harrogate HG2 8NA. Tel 01609 777413
Email admin@herriothh.org.uk
Website http://www.herriothh.org.uk
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
Website http://www.homeinstead.co.uk/thirsk
Non-medical care of older people in their own homes in the Harrogate, Ripon & Thirsk areas.

Northallerton

Age UK 1 Zetland Street, Northallerton DL6 1NB. Tel 01609 771624
Email northallerton@ageuknyd.org.uk
Website https://www.ageuk.org.uk/northyorkshiredarlington
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
Email hello@blossomhomecare.co.uk
Website https://www.blossomhomecare.co.uk/northallerton
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
Email hambletonandrichmondshire@bluebirdcare.co.uk
Website http://www.bluebirdcare.co.uk
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
Email admin@carersplus.net
Website https://hrcarers.org.uk
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.
Early Help Children and Families’ Service, 1 Racecourse Lane, Northallerton DL7 8AD. Tel 01609 534829
Website https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/early-help
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 01642 608791
Email info@frade.co.uk
Website https://frade.co.uk
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. Children welcome. Accessible. Dogs welcome
Good Friends Age UK N. Yorks & Darlington, 1 Zetland Street, Northallerton DL6 1NB. Tel 01609 771624
Email hambleton@goodfriends.org.uk
Website https://www.goodfriends.org.uk
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
Email north.adultlearning@northyorks.gov.uk
Website https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/adult-education-and-training-courses
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
Email admin@hambletoncommunityaction.org
Website https://hambletoncommunityaction.org
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)
Email housing3@hambleton.gov.uk
Website https://www.hambleton.gov.uk/info/20153/housing_advice/234/housing_options_service
Hambleton Foodshare The Cottage 179a High Street, Zion United Reform Church, Northallerton DL7 8JZ. Tel 07514 244158
Email info@hambletonfoodshare.org.uk
Website http://www.hambletonfoodshare.org.uk
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. Food donations and more volunteers needed please ring or message.
Enjoy a choice of four delicious homemade soup at Soup & a Roll every Wednesday at Zion Church Hall, noon-1.30pm. Eat in or takeaway just £2.50 all which supports the work of FoodShare. Dogs welcome
ME Sufferers & Carers' Support Quaker Lane, Northallerton DL6 1EE. Tel 07949 694640 / 07760 446662
Mid-North YorkCitizens Advice 277 High St, Northallerton DL7 8DW. Tel 0344 411 1444 / 01609 776551
Email receptionh@northyorkslca.org.uk
Website http://www.citizensadvicehrs.org.uk
Serves North Yorkshire, including Thirsk. General advice on many subjects including debt, benefits, housing, employment, consumer issues etc. Located behind the Parish Church. Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Drop-in sessions: Mon, Tue & Thu 9.30am-12.30pm. Appointments by arrangement. Children welcome. toys Accessible. Use side entrance through archway on left. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Northallerton & Dales Mencap Goosecroft Centre, Goosecroft Lane, Northallerton DL6 1EG. Tel 01609 778894
Email admin@northallertonmencap.org.uk
Website http://www.northallertonmencap.org.uk
Help, advice and support to people with learning disabilities, their families and their carers Accessible.
Northallerton ME Support Gp. Northallerton DL6. Tel 07565 106590
Email northallertonmesecretary@gmail.com
Website https://northallertonmegroup.weebly.com
Offering support for ME sufferers in Northallerton and surrounding areas through a small, friendly, informal group that meets monthly in a central Northallerton location. Accessible. Full disabled access with parking and transport links nearby.
Northallerton Mind 2 The Link, Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1DG. Tel 01609 780758
Email nyteam@darlingtonmind.com
Website https://www.darlingtonmind.com
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
Email jo@samaritans.org
Website http://www.samaritans.org
The Living Rooms 5 & 5a Garthway Arcade, Northallerton DL7 8NS. Tel 07483 426920
Email jswain@thelivingrooms.org.uk
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.
Up and Running c/o Hambleton District Council, Stone Cross, Northallerton DL6 2UU. Tel 01609 767202
Email david.earl@hambleton.gov.uk
Website https://www.hambleton.gov.uk/
Offers people receiving mental health care support, advice and guidance on the positive mental health benefits of exercise – as well as health and nutritional advice. Emphasis is placed on the social, fun element of health and physical activity and participants are encouraged to join one of the range of social groups taking place across Hambleton
Wheels 2 Work Hambleton Community Action, 10 South Parade, Northallerton DL7 8SE. Tel 01609 780458
Email admin@hambletoncommunityaction.org
Website https://hambletoncommunityaction.org/our-services/wheels-2-work
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.

Plymouth

Alzheimers Soc Scott Lodge, Scott Road, Plymouth PL2 3DU. Tel 01904 929444
Email richmond@alzheimers.org.uk
Website http://www.alzheimers.org.uk
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

Ripon

Continued Care Ltd Unit C1 and C2, Sycamore Business Park, Dishforth Road, Ripon HG4 5DF. Tel 01845 440891
Email info@continued-care.co.uk
Website https://www.continued-care.co.uk
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.

Thirsk

Care Services Thirsk Ltd 4, Silver Hse, Thirsk Ind. Pk., York Road, Thirsk YO7 3BX. Tel 07587 091422
Email careservicesthirskltd@outlook.com
Website https://careservicesthirskltd.co.uk
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
Website http://www.facebook.com/hambletonsouthareacfsp
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
Email info@communityworks.uk
Website https://www.communityworks.uk
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
Website https://www.communityworks.uk/community-works-re-use-store
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
Email dnplus@aol.com
Website https://dyslexianetworkplus.org.uk
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
Email enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk
Website http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk
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 07840 253936
Email katie@kindlewoods.com
Website https://www.kindlewoods.com
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
Email jill.beaumont@theros.org.uk
Website http://theros.org.uk
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
St John Ambulance Lumley Close, Thirsk Industrial Park, Thirsk YO7 3TD. Tel 01845 521910
Website http://www.sja.org.uk
Stepping Stones Thirsk YO7. Tel 01609 780758
Website http://www.steppingstonesdropin.webs.com
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
Email admin@flcthirsk.co.uk
Website http://www.flcthirsk.co.uk/streetlights.html
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 07973871052
Email jmiller8007@aol.com
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 01845 526979
Email thirskcfr@gmail.com
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
Email tdcma@btconnect.com
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
Email 23charliedawn@tiscali.co.uk
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
Email thirsk.business@gmail.com
Website http://www.thirsk4business.co.uk
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.

York

Easingwold Community Care Police House, Church Hill, Easingwold, York YO61 3JX. Tel 01347 822875
Email info@edcca.org.uk
Website https://edcca.org.uk
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
Website http://www.idas.org.uk
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.
Website https://www.facebook.com/pages/husthwaite-village-hall
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