From Monday 4th September 2023 our Prescription line opening hours are changing. The line will now be open Monday - Friday 09.00am - 11.00am & 13.00pm - 15.00pm.

Charity Websites


We have volunteers throughout Ryedale who can step in to give a few hours respite from the pressures and responsibilities of looking after someone full time.  As well as relieving carers, we provide volunteers to befriend older people living on their own who may be feeling isolated.  We also provide volunteers for older people recently discharged from hospital who may need some extra support in the first few weeks at home.

Contact: Annette Major or Claire Hall

01751 432288.

Recovery College Online

We now have over 30 online courses on the website our latest ones to be added are:

Cancer & Mental Health Series part 1: Preventing Cancer and spotting it early

Know Your Medication

Exploring Social Anxiety

Dealing with Loss

We also now have information available on the website in Easy Read format for people with learning difficulties.


We support adults with mental health problems.  Our members run a community cafe in Norton, which offers a warm and non-judgemental welcome to all.  We run various activities, a walking group, an allotment, an art group, day trips and supported social activities. We have outreach centres in Pickering, Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside.  We can offer volunteer and work experience for members.

Contact: Mike Dixon

01653 690854


We are a user-centred group, supporting the families and carers of children and young people with disabilities and special needs.  We provide respite care, social groups for children and young people, education advice, advocacy.  Our regular family activity events brings families together.  We are registered with North Yorkshire County Council and the Care Quality Commission to provide domiciliary care.

Contact: David Brewster

01653 699000


We are a local charity providing activities and support for those who are blind or partially sighted.

We aim to help by providing fortnightly social meetings in Malton and Pickering, excursions, music and movement classes, craft group, ramble and chat groups in the summer and access to technology support, all tailored to meet the needs of sight impaired people. We aim to provide door to door transport to our activities and this enables people with sight loss to remain active and connected. We also provide information and advice and a small range of equipment from our offices based at Norton Hive Community Library, Commercial Street, Norton YO17 9ES.

Contact Julie Atkinson

Our phone number is 01653 698860

Or email us on


We support vulnerable young adults, with moderate to severe learning disabilities and offer them agricultural training.  The young people learn all the skills involved in the day-to-day running of a farm.  We offer a very different alternative to a disadvantaged group who have traditionally been failed, including opportunities to gain self esteem and have more control over their lives, enabling them to contribute to the local economy.

Contact us on:

01653 699922


We provide Social and Therapeutic Horticulture, the process of using gardening to facilitate individuals’ development at vulnerable stages in their lives, which includes those with physical disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health problems, social isolation and long term unemployed.  We provide the work experience and qualifications that can lead to permanent employment; help with rehabilitation by building confidence and social skills; and restore strength and mobility after illness, trauma or accident.

Contact: Mike I’Anson

01439 771427


Ryedale Community Transport is a local non-profit charity; who provide transport services for the vulnerable and those unable to source public transport.

Using either our car share scheme or one of our wheelchair accessible vehicles we can provide transport to take you shopping, medical & dental appointments or to the hairdressers, you can also come along on one of our day trips.

Our services are provided by friendly and helpful volunteers and staff who always go the extra mile.

For further information on our services please ring (01653) 699059

To book a journey with us please give us a call on (01653) 698888

Our email address is



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Macmillan Cancer Support cancer backup

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Diabetes UK

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Asthma UK Asthma UK

This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it

Alzheimer’s Society Alzheimer’s Society

Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia. Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Guide Dogs For The Blind Guide Dogs for the Blind  

Guide Dogs wants a world in which all blind and partially-sighted people enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. Their mission is to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people. We campaign for improved rehabilitation services and unhindered access for all blind and partially-sighted people.

Mental Health Foundation Mental Health Foundation

Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live

Sense Sense  

Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. We provide expert advice and information as well as specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. We also support people who have sensory impairments with additional disabilities

Epilepsy Action Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.

British Heart Foundation British Heart Foundation

Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease. We will achieve this through our pioneering research, our vital prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for people living with heart disease.

We need you to share our vision because, together, we really can beat heart disease.


Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through this website.

MS Society MS Society

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