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

All of our activities are up and running again in person! However you can continue to get involved online or remotely if you're not yet ready to return. You can do this via our #RADISH video workshops on our Facebook page, or via our resources on www...


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 (www.uwhg.org.uk) gi...



North Yorkshire Horizons

We’ve been working really well with people over the phone and online but we know this doesn’t work for everyone. So more and more people are now able to see us face to face, where we agree it’s safe to do so. We continue to accept new referrals. ...


Orchard House Care Home

Day care visitors receive weekly lateral flow tests and temperature check on arrival every day. Visitors to the care home must undertake a lateral flow test before seeing anybody.


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...


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...


The WEA

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...