Community Works

Church Hall, THIRSK


Community Works is a new organisation; an exciting result of a merger between The Clock and Thirsk Community Care. The two charities have combined their staff, resources and services as part of their long term plan to become self-sustaining. The newly formed Board of Trustees see it as a time for ambition and are working towards Community Works being the leading voluntary organisation in the area. Community Works will be the first point of contact for children, young people and adults who need to access a service. It will also be an organisation with expertise for other voluntary organisations and a delivery partner for statutory organisations.

Community Works' Vision

Our vision is that Communities in North Yorkshire, particularly around Thirsk, are strong, resilient and vibrant, and individuals in the community feel that they belong, are connected and live independent, active fulfilled lives. 

Our Mission

We will facilitate partnerships to support people in North Yorkshire, particularly from Thirsk to connect with and contribute to their community by providing opportunities for them to improve their economic, health and social wellbeing.

    Community Works is one of 23 Community Support Organisations working with North Yorkshire County Council. Our advice to anyone self-isolating is to ask for help from family, friends, neighbours and trusted local groups. For anyone who doesn’t have someone they can call on for help and you live in Thirsk or one of its villages, please ring Community Works on 01845 524 494 or email for help with:

    • shopping,
    • meals on wheels
    • food parcels
    • prescriptions,
    • caring for pets

    We are able to help if:

    • You are 70 years old or over
    • You have a long-term condition
    • You are pregnant
    • You have a weakened immune system
    • You have been made temporarily or permanently unemployed as a result of Covid-19
    • You are not entitled to statutory sick pay
    • You are waiting for a new benefit claim to be processed or you are waiting for your first Universal Credit payment

    We can also arrange regular telephone calls to anyone who would like them. 

    If you live in a different area call NYCC on 01609 780780 Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm

    Procedures for deliveries to your home

    • If you have symptoms or the virus or have been in contact with someone who has, please inform a member of the Community Works staff team as soon as possible.
    • Our member of staff will place the item on your door step, knock on the door and take a step back so that you can open your door safely
    • All of our staff have an ID badge and many will be wearing a black top with Community Works logo on
    • Please do not pay for anything in cash as we will invoice you

    We are open:

    Mondays 9am-6pm

    Tuesdays 9am - 4.30pm

    Wednesdays 9am-6pm

    Thursdays 9am-4.30pm

    Fridays 9am-3pm

    Please note we will be closed on bank holidays

    This service provides the following Coronavirus services:

  • Accepting volunteers
  • Finance, housing and advice
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Shopping and isolation support
  • Children and families
  • Training and employment

    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Northallerton

    The following functions are relevant to this service:

  • Government, citizens and rights
  • Educational support
  • Children and family care
  • Business and employment
  • Benefits
  • Advice and benefits
  • Adult services

Some services may only be suitable to a specific age range or to those who meet specific criteria. The following eligibility criteria applies to this service:


  • No restrictions apply


  • All ages


  • Within District

Last updated: 05/05/2020