Support for disabled children

Specialist holiday playschemes

Thirsk Community Care provides four playschemes on Saturdays and during the school holidays, for children and young people (5-21 years old) who have complex health issues.

Acorns
For children aged 5 -11 we run a centre based scheme in Northallerton and Richmond.

Oaks
For children and young people aged 12- 21 we run a centre-based scheme in Northallerton.

Out and About
For children and young people up to 21 years old we run a scheme which takes them out on day trips to local attractions.

Saturday Club
For children and young people up to 21 years old, we run a scheme which takes them out on day trips to local attractions during every other Saturday.

Respite sitting services

Parents or carers of disabled children and young people can access respite support through this service. The family is matched to a fully trained volunteer who can stay with their child in their own home. The volunteer is also able to take the child to local attractions or youth clubs.

Childrens Services Leaflet – Download here