Thirsk Hard of Hearing Club 30th Year Celebrations

Thirsk Hard of Hearing club celebrated last week their 30th Birthday. Members had afternoon tea in the garden of their chairman.  They were able to reminisce about visits & outings over the years and  there was lots of laughter. There was some sadness  in the mix as some of the past members have passed away.  Leaving some special memories.  Some ex members were invited to come along and it was lovely to see them.

The club meets usually at East Thirsk Hall 2-00pm  once a month, they have  a full programme of activity which they follow and sometimes divert from if things crop up they feel they would like to attend. It is a very informal group and very friendly.   Anyone wishing to come along to see if its for them is most welcome. New members are always welcome.

Please ring  Gill Burn at Thirsk Community Care 01845 523115, or e-mail   gill.burn@thirskcommunitycare.org.uk

Pat is the current leader of the club and is wanting to take a back seat very soon so we are on the lookout for a new leader,  someone who has empathy with people who struggle with their hearing not necessarily deaf.

Been the leader is not to onerous it involves planning the programme for the year,  making sure everyone knows what the next meeting involves ,where they need to be etc.   If you would like a chat about maybe been the new volunteer leader then again please contact Gill or Beverley volunteer co-ordinator at Thirsk Community Care.

New Employment Opportunities

Thirsk Community Care and The Clock in partnership have two new exciting opportunities to join our excellent teams.

  • Dementia Day Service Coordinator – 13 hours per week £21,166 pa (pro rata) £10.97 per hour
  • Dementia Day Service Support Worker – 12 hours per week £18,426 pa (pro rata) £9.55 per hour

The Clock and Thirsk Community Care are launching a new Dementia Day Service to support carers of those living with Dementia in the local area. These new roles will be key to the successful delivery of the Service which is part of a Hambleton wide project to ensure that there is dementia day support 5 days a week. We want to offer an enriching and rewarding experience and are looking for passionate people to help make this possible.

The Coordinator
Will be responsible for the day to day operations of the service, supporting clients living with Dementia, in accordance with their individual needs, and the organising and supervision of staff and volunteers.

The Support Worker
Will carry out operational requirements, supporting clients with Dementia in accordance with their individual needs and support the Coordinator in their duties.

Candidates should be self-directed but able to follow instructions working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will be an excellent communicator, competent in the use of ICT and keen to continue to develop skills, knowledge and experience to improve the quality of services delivered by you and your colleagues. An enhanced DBS check and two references will also be required.

For more information on the history of the organisations and the type of work we do, please check out this website and and visit  www.theclock.org

To apply for the post please download the Job Description, Person Specification and application form from www.theclock.org or request an application pack by phoning 01845 524494 or emailing oliver@theclock.org. Read them all carefully then complete, sign and return a copy of the application form to the address given.

Closing Date: 12 noon Monday 8th July.
Interviews will be held at Thirsk Community Care (in Thirsk) on Monday 15th July.

Thirsk Community Care and The Clock at Duncombe Park Steam Rally

One of our staff has a rare breed Clydesdale horse and is taking him to Duncombe Park Steam and Vintage Rally for people to meet and learn about.

You can meet Laura and Tully, ask her all about the Clydesdale breed, feed the horse, pet him and try and guess how much he weighs!  They will be at the event on the 6th and 7th July.

She is happy to accommodate special requirements and has worked with disabled people of all ages and is happy to talk about all of our services

Laura is supporting Thirsk Community Care and the Clock by collecting at her exhibit.

Please go and say hi!

Please click here for a pdf download information sheet