Healthcare Ryedale and Thirsk

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Fostering North Yorkshire

Fostering North Yorkshire needs you!

We want to hear from people who could make a difference to the lives of children and young people across the county.

Fostering North Yorkshire is your local fostering service, and we’ve been supporting families across the county for over 35 years. We’re part of North Yorkshire County Council and our foster carers look after over 300 children a year. The foster carers come from a wide range of backgrounds and family make-up, but what they all have in common is their desire to provide a secure and welcoming home for some of the county’s most vulnerable children.

In return we offer the best training available and competitive financial packages with generous tax free allowances for each child or young person you foster. And we’re there whenever you need us, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Contact us at Fostering North Yorkshire

Phone: 01609 534654

The NetReach Project offers free and non-judgmental support to anyone (16+) who is at risk of or who has experienced online harms or tech abuse, including intimate image abuse, cyberstalking, online exploitation and grooming, online harassment, and cyberbullying. We also undertake online outreach work and offer support to individuals who advertise sexual services/sell sexual content online.


The team offer a range of support from brief guidance and advice to ongoing 1-1 interventions including:

  • Specialist online safety advice and guidance
  • Harm minimisation advice and safety planning
  • Support with the removal of images/videos/harmful content
  • Help to remove spyware from devices
  • Sexual health resources
  • Support to report
  • Help accessing local referral pathways (such as mental health, support groups and recovery services)
  • Emotional support and therapeutic interventions
  • Specialist support groups and drop-ins

Our service is person centered and can be accessed remotely via text/call/email/video call or in person.

We provide support for individuals (16+) based anywhere in North or South Yorkshire. There are also NetReach workers based in Northumbria, Durham, Darlington, Liverpool, Wolverhampton and Walsall.


Open: Mon – Friday 9:00am – 17:00pm

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Sleep Support

Parents in Scarborough, Ryedale and Whitby can now access sleep support for their child, thanks to The Sleep Charity and funding from the North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Please contact Claire Earley on for more information.


York & Scarborough Bumps 2 Babies is the Facebook and Instagram page of the maternity units and community teams of the York & Scarborough Teaching Hospital area.

The page aims to provide up to date information about the units, the teams as well as information about pregnancy, birth and newborns.

Ryedale Healthcare

Various Facebook Pages to keep you up to date….

York & Scarborough Bumps 2 Babies

Ryedale Health Visiting Team
Call 01423 542482

Ryedale Area – Children and Families’ Service Prevention
Call 01609 533072

Ryedale 0 – 19 years Healthy Child Team

The contact number for out of hours of MAST (Multi-agency screening team) is: 01609 780 780
Any requests for support in Ryedale go through to the MAST team who will then screen the need of support and put the best worker in place. Be that CAMHS, Prevention, Healthy child team etc.

The Healthy Child Programme is an evidence based universal service offered to all children and young people to ensure that they lead safe, healthy lives.

We are not an emergency service and will endeavour to respond to messages within 3 working days. If you require emergency care please telephone 999 in an emergency or 111 for advice. If you are worried about a child please take them directly to your nearest A&E department.

Central Ryedale Children’s Centre

Grove Street, Norton
Phone: 01609 533072


You can talk to us about anything. No problem is too big or too small.

Call us free on 0800 1111 or get in touch online. However you choose to contact us, you’re in control. It’s confidential and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to.

0800 1111

Childline website

Fab Training

Family owned and reputable training provider helping YOU to exceed YOUR requirements by offering a professional and responsive service
Fabtraining offers quality training both on-site and at our dedicated training facility. Delivered by experienced & passionate professionals we guarantee our training provides the very best experience possible.
Unit 19 Driffield Business Centre, Scotchburn Garth, Driffield YO25 6EF 
01377 790842

Families Information Service

County Hall
Telephone: 01609 533483
Mobile:Text “info” to 07624 802425


Gingerbread are a national charity that support single parents families across England.

We offer single parents:
Advice Line – offering expert up to date advice
Information – Regularly updated guidance and signposting on single parent life
Support forum – 24 hr chat with other single parents
Friendship groups – offer a chance for single parent families to get together, meet new people and share experiences.

Advice & support for single parents – Gingerbread

Get in touch if you would like to set up your own single parent group

Helen – 07399049702

Horton Housing Drop-in Session

Tuesdays 1:30pm-3:30pm. Free advice on housing related issues. Part of North Yorkshire’s Homeless Prevention Service.

For further information about any of these sessions, and to ensure they are running, please contact Pickering library on 01609 533624 or email

Pickering Library, The Ropery. YO18 8DY

Link Dyslexia

Specialist Assessments for Dyslexia, Dyspraxia & ADHD 

Remote (online) assessments for college and university students and for adults in the workplace. 
They will highlight strengths and challenges, and recommend reasonable adjustments including: 
Assistive Software 
Specialist Tuition or Coaching 
Exam access arrangements, such as extra time. 

Contact Sarah on 0737 555 1683

Little Victories

Little Victories is an online support group for people who are suffering with anxiety. We encourage you to celebrate your Little Victories and provide you with support, and a variety of resources.




Gives information about where children and young people can get support with a mental health problem.

Visit the Mind website HERE.

North Yorkshire Citizens Advice and Law Centre

We provide free, confidential and impartial information and advice on a range of issues including money, benefits, housing and employment, and campaign on big issues affecting people’s lives. Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face. We’re an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales.

If you have a problem and need advice visit our website,, for the most up to date information on ways to access our service, including details of local office drop in sessions and upcoming visits to our outreach locations.

NSPCC Helpline

The NSPCC helpline provides help and support to thousands of parents, professionals and families.

NSPCC website.

Patricia Taylor Counselling & Wellbeing Services for Children & Adults

Professional and bespoke emotional and mental health support for children, teens and adults in Ryedale.
Experience of working with additional needs and disabilities including Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia.
Free introductory telephone consultation and special rates available.

Contact Patricia Taylor on 07805 866917

Peer Support Group for SCBU Scarborough

Peer support group for families who have had babies stay in SCBU Scarborough or have had premature babies in the local area.



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Racing Welfare

Work in horse-racing and need some support?

Racing Welfare is a registered charity supporting the workforce of British horseracing.  They offer professional guidance and practical help to the stud, stable and support staff whose dedication is vital for the well-being of racing and their work aims to help people, from recruitment to retirement, to thrive in day to day life and through a range of challenges specific to a career in racing.

For more information visit the Racing Welfare website or to access support call our 24hr confidential support line on 0800 6300 443’

Reflect Pregnancy Support

Reflect is a free support service specifically for women and men facing unplanned or crisis pregnancy. They are not a medical provider and cannot offer medical services or directly refer. However, they can direct you to all appropriate services as necessary.
Call: 01904 676710
Text: 07517 624750

Ryedale Citizen’s Advice Drop-in Sessions

Tuesdays. 10am-12:30pm.  Free, confidential information and advice to assist you with money, legal, consumer and benefit queries.

For further information about any of these sessions, and to ensure they are running, please contact Pickering library on 01609 533624 or email

Pickering Library, The Ropery. YO18 8DY

Ryedale Prevention Service

Here is a link with information with regards to what the prevention service is.

Ryedale Special Families

Supporting families of children and disabilities and special needs.
Ryedale Special Families, 121 Town Street, Old Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7HD
General Enquiries:
Tel: 01653 699000


Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

Sands Helpline:

T: 0808 164 3332

Scarborough & Ryedale Young Carers

Youth groups and support for Carers

Contact The Young Carers Service on 01723 850155

Website HERE

School Closures

An up-to-date list of any school closures can be found online at

Seaside SaLT

Children’s Speech and Language Therapy in Scarborough, Filey, Whitby and Ryedale.

Our goal is to provide a high quality, local, accessible speech and language therapy service, for parents who may have concerns regarding their child’s speech and language.

To receive a FREE 30 minute telephone consultation, please contact:

Helen Harron- Tel no: 07862 178850

Kate Hemingway- Tel no: 07562 755011

Shine 21

Shine 21 is a local registered charity support group that supports children aged 0-5 who have down syndrome and live in the York and North Yorkshire area. They put on social events for families and are currently busily fundraising it order to buy educational resources, and to put in place early intervention and therapeutic groups for the children. To find out what they can offer your family please contact them at Shine21 on Facebook or on email:

If you are an individual or business who is interested in helping them fundraise they would also love to hear from you.


We are a new support group specifically for parents and carers of children with additional needs and/or disabilities. Covering Malton (and surrounding area) plus Pocklington, Stamford Bridge (and surrounding area), the group was set up to be a place parents/carers could access support, advice or just to vent, but also as a way to meet and make friends with people who understand how hard life can be at times. Regular group meet ups will be organised as the group grows.  Please find us on Facebook and request to join

Stop Smoking Service

Local stop smoking service. It is free to anyone that is pregnant

Do call to get support to quit.

Call Livingwell Smokefree 01609 797 272 to self refer or alternatively email on



We offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. We work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life.

We also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support groups throughout the UK.

Supportline website


Helpline for Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Family/Friends of Survivors

Our helpline is now open Mondays until Thursdays between 10am-12pm.

The helpline is open to all adults across North Yorkshire who have either been directly or indirectly impacted by sexual abuse (child sexual abuse, rape, or sexual assault).

This can include survivors themselves, or their parents, carers, spouses, partners, other family members.

We offer non-judgmental emotional support and advice/information, and the helpline is free and anonymous to call.

If you are supporting an adult who may benefit from our helpline, then please feel free to share the helpline number with them.

We would also appreciate it if you could add our details onto your website if possible at all.

Please note that we are not a crisis service.