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Support organisations – September 2018

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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

Ainderby Steeple, Northallerton

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

Askham Bryan, York

Ex-Forces support Community First Yorkshire, Tower House Askham Fields Lane, Askham Bryan, York YO23 3FS. Tel 01904 704177
Email exforces@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Website http://www.communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Did you servce in HM Forces or complete National Service? Are you 65 years old or over?. Do you live in North Yorskhire? There is free and practical help available, please telephone.

Brompton, Northallerton

Northallerton Heart Support Group 97 Northallerton Road, Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2PY. Tel 01609 770365
Email d.newcombe527@btinternet.com
Excercise Class in Brompton Village hall, Tuesdays 1.45-2.45pm £3.50, open to everyone. Providing support and companionship to those who have suffered the trauma of cardiac problems.

Melmerby, Ripon

North Yorkshire Advocacy Elizabeth House, Barker Business Park, Melmerby, Ripon HG4 5NL. Tel 01609 778652
Email admin@nyadvocacy.org
Website http://www.nyadvocacy.org
Offers a free, independent and confidential advocacy service. An advocate will stand alongside a person when they face major changes or difficult choices or need help dealing with issues.

Northallerton

Age UK 1 Zetland Street, Northallerton DL6 1NB. Tel 01609 771624
Email northallerton@ageuknyd.org.uk
Website http://www.ageuk.org.uk/northyorkshire
Offer help, support and activities for older people in North Yorkshire. Coffee mornings, social groups, exercise classes, walking group, falls prevention, Telephone Befriending, Hambleton Over Fifties Forum, Home From Hospital, Accessible. Access available for wheelchair users and mobility scooters
Carers Centre 2 Omega Business Village, Thurston Road, Northallerton DL6 2NJ. Tel 01609 780872
Email info@hrcarers.org.uk
Website http://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.
Darlington Mind 2 The Link, Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1DG. Tel 01609 780758
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
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 Community House, 10 South Parade, Northallerton DL7 8SE. Tel 01609 780458
Email admin@hambletoncommunityaction.org
Website http://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.
Hambleton Foodshare 10 South Parade, Community House, Northallerton DL7 8SE. Tel 07514 244158
Website http://www.hambletonfoodshare.org.uk
A community partnership providing 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.
Hambleton Furniture Store 3A Brompton Road, Northallerton DL6 1DY. Tel 07801 591581
Email rhfs1@yahoo.co.uk
Website http://www.facebook.com/rhfurniturestore/
Adjacent to Alpha Dental Centre. They sell good quality used furniture and some electrical items to people on low incomes and/or benefits. Free collection of donated goods Children welcome. Accessible. Dogs welcome
Hambleton Prevention Service 1 Racecourse Lane, Northallerton DL7 8AD. Tel 01609 536206
Email pshubhambleton@northyorks.gov.uk
Website http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/prevention-service
Offers early help for children, young people and their families who would benefit from targeted support, for example with school attendance, young people not in education employment or training, parenting support, improving health or managing existing conditions. Children welcome.
Herriot Hospice Homecare 18 Omega Business Village,, Thurston Road, Northallerton DL6 2NJ. Tel 01609 777413
Email admin@herriothh.org.uk
Website http://www.herriothh.org.uk
Care to terminally ill patients who wish to remain at home. Operate throughout Hambleton and Richmondshire. Due to the large rural area that we cover we do not have a hospice building; we care for patients and support their families in their own homes.
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 07949 694640  / 07760 446662
Email northallertonmesecretary@gmail.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. Call weekdays 1pm-6.30pm for more information. Accessible. Full disabled access with parking and transport links nearby.
Samaritan's Northallerton 7 Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1AA. Tel 01609 776161
Email jo@samaritans.org
Website http://www.samaritans.org
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 ext 209
Email wheels2work@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.

Richmond

Alzheimers Soc Hambl&Richmond Garget Walker House, 25A Olav Road, Richmond DL10 4PU. Tel 01748 825817
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

Ripley, Harrogate

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.

Sowerby, Thirsk

Holy Rood 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 Health and Pastoral Care - 'The Place to Turn To' for all kinds of people of all ages, for many different reasons, within a gentle Christian ethos of reflection, exploration and discovery working towards justice, peace and ecological awareness.
Osteoporosis Supp. H'ton&Rich 3 South Crescent, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1QT. Tel 01845 525992
Email rkbullimore@btinternet.com
Regular meetings spring & summer held at Rivendale, Ashlands, Northllerton, DL6 1HA. Winter newsletters, talks given to interested groups incl. schoolchildren. Group medical advisor is Dr Stephen Tuck.
Follow us on Facebook via Hambleton & Richmondshire Osteoporosis Support Group
Accessible. Completely accessible.
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

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.
Dyslexia Network Plus Thirsk YO7. Tel 0845 226 0240
Email dnplus@aol.com
Website http://www.dyslexianetworkplus.org.uk
A local support group for families with dyslexic type difficulties in Hambleton & Richmond districts.
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.
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
Thirsk & Dist. Bus. Assn. - Ladies section, c/o Jill Miller, 4 Finkle St., Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 525112
Email sales@lukemiller.co.uk
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 Community Care Assn 14A Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB. Tel 01845 523115
Email info@thirskcommunitycare.org.uk
Website https://thirskcommunitycare.org.uk
Providing volunteer support to members of the local community via these projects: Thirsk Carers Support respite sitting service (all ages), Thirsk Social Car Scheme (volunteer drivers), Norby Luncheon Club for elderly residents, Thirsk Befriending scheme, Catalyst (mentoring support for individuals), Meals On Wheels & Shopping service, out of school childcare schemes for families with children with special needs, point of contact about volunteering opportunities. Accessible.
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 522333
Email thirsk.business@gmail.com
Website http://www.thirsk4business.co.uk
For all businesses in and around Thirsk. Secretary Jill Miller 01845 522333.
Streetlights, Thirsk Thirsk. Tel 01845 524127
Email pastors@flcthirsk.co.uk
Website http://www.flcthirsk.co.uk
Voluntary scheme to patrol Thirsk town centre Saturday evenings 10.30pm - 1.30am

York

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.

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