Our Services

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

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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

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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. 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.

Farmers Breakfast:

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.

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"The volunteer is a real friend to my mother who very much enjoys her visits. This takes some pressure off me."

"The visits give me a break so that I can call and see friends."

"Having a volunteer has allowed me to have time to myself to do jobs I would otherwise be unable to do."

"My volunteer was reliable, cheerful and a tonic - I felt Dad was in good hands. Having a volunteer gave me an essential break from caring and time to relax."