Aegis Counselling Service is a not for profit community interest company, working throughout North Yorkshire. We provide counselling for both men and women. Our specialism is working with the impacts of abuse.
Age UK York supports people over the age of 60 within the York area and their families. The team at the priory street centre includes, Bridge the gap which provides home care support, OOH Escorted transport to provide transport home from York hospital, Keep Your Pet to provide animal fostering and walking to owners in crisis. The Day club scheme, which provides regular day centres for older people and Feather Duster Cleaning and Home help service which supports people who are struggling with domestic tasks..
The Association of Child Protection Professionals is a charity which has been driving improvement in child protection for nearly 40 years by working with those in the field to influence policy and practice. Our members include social workers, health professionals, teachers, police officers, and many others working in or researching child protection in the UK. We provide access to research; host quality and affordable CPD; publish our journal Child Abuse Review; and facilitate peer support.
There is a local Healthwatch in every area of England. We are the independent champion for people using local health and social care services across North Yorkshire. We listen to what people like about services and what could be improved. We share their views with those with the power to make change happen. We also share them with Healthwatch England, the national body, to help improve the quality of services across the country. People can also speak to us to find information about health and social care services available locally. Our sole purpose is to help make care better for people.
Jessie’s Fund helps children with additional and complex needs or serious illness to communicate through the creative use of music and music therapy. Based in York, the charity works throughout the UK – mostly in children’s hospices and special schools, but also in various other settings. https://jessiesfund.org.uk/
Mainstay is a York based registered charity that was established in 1999. The organisation offers support to people who have a broad variety of mental health concerns. We provide a safe environment to access support and help to reduce isolation through a range of individual or group support packages. Our person-centred approach places the individual at the heart of their own recovery journey, which is underpinned by a service model that incorporates elements of social care, education and practical support. To find out more about Mainstay click here
Older Citizens Advocacy York (OCAY) is an independent charity providing 1-2-1 advocacy to help those older members of the community in York to speak up about the issues that matter to them. We also provide drop-ins and training opportunities to encourage self-advocacy and advocacy-awareness. Find out more about OCAY here.
Priory Street Nursery is a a community Children’s Nursery that has been at the heart of Bishophill in York since 1992.
The mission of re:shape is to keep communities safe by reducing the risk sexual harm. Our goal is no more victims. We do this by empowering the community to ‘be the change’. With support from volunteers we offer interventions to people who are a potential risk, deliver education & awareness sessions and offer a tailored service to businesses. Core to our approach is the belief that we all have the power to make a difference within our community.
Salvere is a community interest company which helps people to organise care and support. We provide specialist advice and support services so that people can employ their own care teams and purchase care solutions. We offer payroll and managed account services too.
Survive is a York-based charity which provides support and counselling to adult (18+) survivors of child sexual abuse, rape or sexual assault.
Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales. The purpose of VS is to provide specialist help to support people to cope and recover to the point where they feel they are back on track with their lives.
The Welfare Benefits Unit offers specialist welfare benefits advice to those who work with members of the public. Please note we don’t provide advice to members of the public. The WBU also delivers an extensive training programme throughout the year consisting of our 3-day Introduction to Benefits course along with a range of one day courses. Please see our website for further details.
York Carers Centre aims to support unpaid carers of all ages throughout York. We provide a range of information, advice and support and enable carers views and experience to be heard, influencing local and national policies and practice. We aim to improve carers’ quality of life and ability to fulfil their own goals alongside supporting their caring role.
York Women’s Counselling Service (YWCS) is an independent charity which aims to provide vital face to face counselling support for women with limited financial means who are experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. For further details go to our website.