Helping Carers and Older People in Ryedale
Ryedale Carers Support is a local voluntary organisation and registered charity that provides practical and emotional help for carers, the people they care for and older people living on their own. The service is provided by volunteers who can visit weekly, fortnightly or monthly for a couple of hours or so.
Sitting Service - giving carers a break
We run a sitting service for carers, provided by volunteers, to enable carers to have a break from their caring responsibilities.This service is free to carers, and the volunteer’s expenses are met by the organisation.
Find out more here
Visiting Service - for older people living alone
We run a visiting service for elderly people living alone, who have few social contacts and would enjoy some extra company. Find out more here
Carers Support Groups - recreation and friendship
We offer support groups for carers. They meet each month in different parts of Ryedale and offer carers the opportunity to share their concerns, receive some positive support and simply take time out to relax. We also arrange a summer outing and a Christmas party. Find out more here
Befriending in Residential and Nursing Homes
Volunteers will visit Nursing and Residential Homes and spend time talking to the residents. Find out more here
Songs and Scones
A monthly event for older people living in Ryedale to come together and share an enjoyable afternoon in the company of Live Music Now muscians, who will be performing a wide range of music including songs from West End shows, well known folk tunes, popular songs and light classical music. Each informal concert will be followed by a cup of tea, cake, scones and a chance to chat. Free accessible transport provided.
A monthly event for anyone who has worked in the rural community and is feeling lonely and isolated. A chance to meet over a cup of tea or coffee and a bacon buttie. There will be a small charge of £3 per session. Free accessible transport provided.