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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Make It Wild

Woodland Activities and Volunteering. We have lots of interesting tasks in our woods! People often ask if they can come and help – and of course, the answer is “Yes”! Volunteering with Make it Wild is a great way to get some fresh air, do somet...

Rural Arts

Free activities and inspiration every week day. Find out more at and

Tadcrafters CIC

We are still running a number of different projects but all making is now being done at home until we can reintroduce workshops which we hope to do soon. Supplies can be collected and items made can be dropped off for distribution at our monthly ses...

Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group

A community archaeology group working to increase the understanding of the heritage of Upper Wharfedale. We undertake active research and practical fieldwork and also organise an annual programme of walks and talks. Our website gives a flavour of t...

Pickering Food Share

We are a volunteer based community fridge who collects food from local businesses and people in the area instead of going to landfill. We are open three times a week Monday 5.30pm till 7.30pm and also wednesday and friday mornings 10 till 1 at ingsg...

South Milford Community Support

Volunteers are welcome to contact the group. We are particularly interested in ideas for support which go beyond the services we provide now. These include grocery shopping, prescription collection and isolation support.

Citizens Advice Richmondshire

General advice line number to ring for information and advice is 0808 278 7900 (freephone) – Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. We also recommend referring people to our public website for an explanation of latest policy and changing advice at ht...


Founded in 1903, the WEA is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. With the support of nearly 3,000 volunteers, 2,000 tutors and over 10,000 members, we deliver friendly, accessible and enj...

The Farming Community Network

We have volunteers available to talk to farmers and farming families struggling with feelings of isolation and also worries over loss of farm income. We can also help to prepare a contingency plan in case you, your family or staff are unable to work...

Sleights Youth Shed

There is none. The work closed operationally in March 2020 and will remain closed until regulations allow and coronavirus control is more stable. We also follow rules of the Scouts whose premises are used.