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March 2017

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Adult Learning Services - NYCC

White Rose House, Thurston Road, Northallerton DL6 2NA. Tel 01609 533900

Run course programmes for improving skills and training for vocations eg. IT, Language, literacy, numeracy and learning disabilities

Age UK

33 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EE. Tel 01609 771624

Offer help, support and activities for older people in North Yorkshire. Coffee mornings, social groups, exercise classes, walking group, falls prevention, Telephone Befriending, Shop and Drop in, Hambleton Over Fifities Forum, Home From Hospital, Housing Options. Products offered - Home, Car and Travel insurance, Gas & Electricity, Motor Breakdown, Funeral Plans, Personal Alarms, Lifebook, Wills and Legal Services . Accessible. Ramp available for wheelchair users and mobility scooters

Alzheimers Soc Hambl&Richmond

Garget Walker House, 25a Olav Road, Richmond DL10 4PU. Tel 01748 825817

Day Support Centres in Richmond, Easingwold, Northallerton & Stokesley. Support for people with dementia and their families in the community, carer's groups, dementia cafes and befriending & singing for the brain Accessible. No mobility scooters

Bluebird Care

The Granary, Grizzlefield Hse., Felixkirk Road, Thirsk YO7 2ED. 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

32 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EE. 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.

Children & Families:prevention

Children & Families Centre, Thirsk School, Topcliffe Rd, Thirsk YO7 1RZ. Tel 01609 798445

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.

Citizens Advice Bureau

227 High St, Northallerton DL7 8DW. Tel 0344 411 1444 / 01609 776551

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.

Dyslexia Network Plus

Tel 0845 226 0240 / 0845  644 8602

A local support group for families with dyslexic type difficulties in Hambleton & Richmond districts.

Hambleton Community Action

Community House, 10 South Parade, Northallerton DL7 8SE. 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.

Hambleton Furniture Store

3A Brompton Road, Northallerton DL6 1DY. Tel 07801 591581

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 North Prevention Svc

159-160 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8JZ. Tel 01609 536468

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 onditions. Children welcome.

Herriot Hospice Homecare

Thurston Road, Northallerton DL6 2NJ. Tel 01609 777413

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.

Holy Rood House

10 Sowerby Road, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HX. Tel 01845 522580

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.

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.

Home Library & Info Service

Tel 01609 533800

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.


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.

Independent Living Homecare

1 Meadow Garth, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HY. Tel 07704 056194

A personal approach to living independently in your own home.


Room D005 gnd floor, D block, Hudson House, Toft Green, York YO1 6JT. Tel 01904 557490

Free, confidential advice on housing issues for residents in Hambleton, Richmondshire and whole of North Yorkshire. Keyhouse is a registered charity with a telephone assessment is available 5 days a week 9am-5pm.

ME Sufferers & Carers' Support

Quaker Lane, Northallerton DL6 1EE. Tel 07949 694640 / 07760 446662

Mental Health Support

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

North Yorkshire Advocacy

Elizabeth House, Barker Business Park, Melmerby, Ripon HG4 5NL. Tel 01609 778652

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 & Dales Mencap

Goosecroft Lane, Northallerton DL6 1EG. Tel 01609 778894

Help, advice and support to people with learning disabilities, their families and their carers Accessible.

Northallerton Heart Support Group

97 Northallerton Road, Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2PY. Tel 01609 770365

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.

Northallerton ME Support Gp.

Northallerton DL6. Tel 07949 694640  / 07760 446662

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.

Osteoporosis Supp. H'ton&Rich

3 South Crescent, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1QT. Tel 01845 525992

Regular meetings spring & summer held at Riverdale, Ashlands, Northllerton. 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.

Samaritan's Northallerton

7 Crosby Road, Northallerton DL6 1AA. Tel 01609 776161

St John Ambulance

Lumley Close, Thirsk Industrial Park, Thirsk YO7 3TD. Tel 01845 521910

Stepping Stones

Thirsk and Sowerby. Tel 01609 780758

Are you feeling anxious, depressed or just fancy a nice cuppa, drop in to the Town Hall Annexe, Thirskbetween 1.30 and 3.30pm Accessible. Fully accessible

Streetlights Thirsk

Family Life Church, Thirsk Rural Business Centre, Thirsk YO7 3AB.

Voluntary scheme to patrol Thirsk town centre Saturday evenings 10.30pm - 1.30am

Thirsk & Dist. Bus. Assn.

- Ladies section, c/o Jill Miller, 4 Finkle St., Thirsk YO7 1AQ. Tel 01845 525112

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

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 community minibus assn

Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 524990

Hires out two sixteen seater minibuses to local organisations, charities etc. Office open Mon, Wed & Fri 9-11.30am or phone or email. Accessible. One minibus has a lift and removable seats for wheelchair access.

Thirsk First Responders

65 Kings Gardens, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1NU. Tel 01845 526979

Thirsk Community First Responders are a team of 13 volunteers who assist the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. These volunteers are on a rota system and have to give up a minimum of 4 hours a week to remain active and be on duty. The jobs they get called out to are cardiac arrests, breathiness, diabetes, seizures and falls. They are trained by the Yorkshire Ambulance service in basic life support, how to administer oxygen and how to use a defibrillator.

Thirsk Hard of Hearing Club

Tel 01845 523689

Meets every month at East Thirsk Community Hall, 1.45pm to 3.45pm. Many activities and outings arranged.

Thirsk&District Business Assoc

Tel 01845 522333

For all businesses in and around Thirsk. Secretary Jill Miller 01845 522333.