Support from community support organisations

Not everyone has family, friends or neighbours to check on them. Community support organisations have been set up across North Yorkshire. If you or someone you know needs help they can call North Yorkshire County Council on: 01609 780 780 every day between 8am and 5.30pm.

Visit the North Yorkshire County Council website for updates on council services affected by the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus support services

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Sherburn Community Support Organisation

We can point requests for help with food / essential shopping and prescription collection from people self-isolating to a trusted volunteer group in their community. We manage the North Yorkshire Local Assistance Fund Covid-19 support grant for indiv...


Dancing for Well-Being

We suspended our 7 weekly groups 16th March 2020 but are continuing to support our 180 members and 21 volunteers emotionally with phone calls and emails and practically with offers to help with shopping. Since 23rd March we have been running free liv...


Weaponness Valley Community Group

Contact with known vulnerable households by cards/phone calls and the wider community via Facebook, cards in the Post Office and corner shop.


Dementia Forward Helpline

We have a helpline for anyone in North Yorkshire affected by dementia. Please call us if you need any advice or support on anything dementia related. Our team are working from their homes in North Yorkshire so are also able to signpost to local servi...


Wellspring Therapy & Training

During the pandemic we are continuing to provide affordable, psychological support to people in distress and to promote good mental health using video and telephone counselling. Our main office is closed but telephone calls and emails are being moni...


Hambleton Community Action - Covid-19 Support

Hambleton Community Action is the Community Support Organisation for Northallerton & Bedale and its role is to be a single point of contact for those who are alone and isolated by the pandemic. We will signpost to what local support is available ...


Corvid-19 Buddy Scheme

The buddy scheme links up residents who are in need of assistance of any kind during the lockdown with those residents who are willing and able to offer help. A central database of all residents and their scheme status is maintained and updated as r...


Escrick Coronavirus Covid-19 support

Help for people self-isolating: Over the coming weeks some, if not many, people and/or families in the village will need to self-isolate. Many will be self-sufficient through family and friends, but others will require support with basic tasks ...


Ryedale Help Network

A network of volunteers in villages and towns across Ryedale to help those in isolation get shopping, prescriptions or who are feeling lonely. We also have set up community kitchens and work closely with local authorities and organisations such ...


Little Builders

During COVID-19, Little Builders has an online presence on Facebook. The page is regularly updated with crafts and fun videos and parenting tips. Find us here: https://www.facebook.com/LittleBuildersatTheSummit/