Community First Yorkshire ‘provides a range of services aimed at raising awareness of the issues faced by older and ex-members of the armed forces and enabling them to lead fuller lives. This service covers all of North Yorkshire and is funded by the Aged Veterans Fund at the Ministry of Defence using LIBOR funds.
Community First Yorkshire are committed to contributing to and widening the existing support available for older veterans across the County, working closely with delivery partners and other service charities to carry out this work. They offer person-centred practical, financial, and holistic support – from hardship grants to arts and crafts to befriending. Veterans will have the opportunity to try new things, revisit old interests, or benefit from new and improved connections to their community’. Please follow this link for further information.
Would you like to meet with other older sports fans to discuss your sporting memories? Monday September 19th, 1 – 3pm, sees the launch of the Harrogate Town Football Club Sporting Memories Group
Come along and enjoy sharing your memories with others. Free refreshments provided. For further details click sport-memories-invite or call Simon Pierce on 01423 813035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Details also available via our ‘New Ventures & Special Events’ webpage.
Silver Singers a singing group for the over 60’s hosted by Catholic Care will meet on Thursday 28 July, 10.15am – 11.30am at St Aelred’s Parish Hall, Woodlands Drive, Harrogate
A cost of £2 per person per session will be charged which includes refreshments. No previous musical experience required! The group will meet fortnightly. Please contact Rachel Beedle on 07739 975021 or just come along and sing!
Crisp sunny winter mornings can inspire us to think of something new to do. Perhaps you fancy joining a group of people to share an interest and/or find company. Social connections are as important as money and health, according to a major new study. So, how do you find out what is going on in the Harrogate district? Well, of course, you can explore this website! There are links to all sorts of groups, organisations and sources of information. For example, have you ever looked at the Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service (HARCVS) events webpages? Alternatively you could always visit your local library for ideas about recreational and educational events.
News from Harrogate and Ripon Centre for Volunteer Services
Recent reports have shown that social connections are as important as money and health. If you know someone who would like a bit of support or company, to get out and about or meet new friends, we can help find Where to Turn with HARCVS Where to Turn directory of voluntary organisations
Exciting News for 2016
We are currently working to develop and refresh our Where To Turn Directory to provide a more comprehensive and fully searchable online database of community organisations, activities and services for people in Harrogate District.
Research commissioned by the Big Lunch project found that more than two thirds of adults in the UK experience some degree of loneliness. The research aimed to assess ‘the changing face of social interaction in the UK’. For more details of their findings, please follow this link. Are you a ‘social animal’? Try the quiz!
Citizens UK is a civil society alliance in the UK which is currently campaigning for better funding for social care. In the run up to the election, it is looking to work with other local groups to set up a meeting with Andrew Jones to discuss the Social Care Charter. To read the about the charter follow this link.
Encouraging Men to Sing … in Harmony … in Harrogate. It’s aimed at men of all ages, both newcomers and those who have not sung for a while. You will learn within a group, in a friendly and informal setting. Continue reading
The Wesley Centre in Harrogate, in partnership with Supporting Older People and the Harrogate Easier Living Project, is offering a varied social programme of talks and activities along with morning refreshments (£1) and a three course hot lunch (£3). Continue reading
New free craft & natter sessions at Bilton & Woodfield Community Library in Harrogate. Learn to knit or crochet or bring a project you are working on.
Every Monday 2pm – 4pm
For further details click www.biltonandwoodfield.org.uk.