Food and Friendship
The service brings older people together once a week to enjoy food and some time together. The sessions run fortnightly at each venue.
- The Pantry, Millgate, Thirsk starting Wednesday 9 May 2.30pm – 4.30pm. Come along and enjoy a cup of tea, some activities and a hot two course meal for £7.50.
- The Gavel Café, Thirsk Auction Mart starting Wednesday 16 May 12 noon – 2pm. Come along and enjoy a cup of tea, some activities and a hot two course meal for £7.50.
If you would like to attend please contact Gill on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01845 523115.
The service helps people who live in a rural setting and/or are socially isolated, living on their own, or who have no close family in the area. Clients are matched with a volunteer who will spend time with them on a regular or ad hoc basis. The volunteer can make home visits or take the client out of their home for a cup of tea or a visit to the shops.
Meals on Wheels
Individuals can access a two course hot meal delivered to their door by a volunteer. This service enables clients to have access to a healthy and nutritious meal, as well as regular contact with the volunteer. The service runs from Monday to Friday; additional meals can be provided on the Friday for the weekend. The service costs £6 for a two-course meal.
Supported shopping schemes
The shopping scheme supports older people to access the local shops. Volunteers pick clients up from their home in a minibus and support them to read labels and carry their shopping.
Social car scheme
Individuals who do not have access to transport are able to access support from a volunteer driver, who can take them to health appointments, social events, or the shops when required.
To make a booking, call 01845 574707 on Mon-Fri between 10am and 12noon or email email@example.com
Thirsk Memory Cafe
Support for carers
Unpaid family carers can access respite support through our Respite Sitting Service. The cared for person is matched to a full trained volunteer who can stay with them in their own home whilst the carer leaves the house or has a rest.