Helping farming people through difficult times.
Confidential help for farmers & farming families on health, anxiety, relationships, inheritance, lonliness, despair, depression, regulations, debt, environment, bereavement & many other problems which can become overwhelming.
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FCN Helpline open 7am – 11pm every day of the year.
Our volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to offer door to door transport for non-urgent journeys to medical appointments,
day centres, lunch clubs, shops, visiting sick relatives and social activities.
The service is for anyone who finds it difficult to access other means of transport due to mobility and/or location.
This service is part of the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP).
For more information or to book a journey please contact by phone or by email.
Growing & Learning Together
Methodist Schoolroom Wednesdays 9.30-11.00am
(Except school holidays)
Little Acorns welcomes all families with children aged 0-5 years. Come along to our friendly drop-in, where children can play & make friends whilst adults swap ideas, suggestions & support
Ripon & Rural Befriending Service
Our befriending volunteers visit elderly and vulnerable people on a regular basis in their own homes, taking the time to listen and chat. If the need arises our friendly office team can also provide information and signposting. The service is for anyone living in their own home who misses company is feeling isolated or
generally at a low ebb following a change in their circumstances. This service is part of the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP).
For more information, or to make a referral, please contact:
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Police Office, Acorns pre-school, Library, Office for Masham Parish Clerk. Liftshare. Photocopying, laminating & scanning services. Public use computers and WiFi. Maps, books, gifts for sale. Posters advertising events in the area, tickets available for Town Hall and local events. Access to Council services –
bus pass forms, blue badge forms, emergency carers cards, bus timetables, trade waste sacks. Meeting room for hire.
Town Hall bookings. Monthly exhibitions by local arts and crafts people in Blue Light Gallery. Volunteer opportunities for office & library. Book & Jigsaw Club.
Open all year round, Monday-Saturday 10.00am-3.00pm.
Sunday opening during August
Did you know that as well as Sheltered housing like Maple Creek in Masham, Harrogate Borough Council independent living services also provide support to help older and more vulnerable residents to stay safe and independent in their own home?
We can provide and install a Lifeline unit that is plugged into your phone line to summon help quickly and easily
in an emergency.
Once you push the red button (worn on your wrist or round your neck) our experienced call centre will speak to you through the Lifeline box and summon help, be that family, friends,
a Doctor, carers or emergency services
or the Independent Living Officer on call.
Our team also keeps in touch every month to check the equipment and make sure all is well.
If you are interested in finding out more about Lifeline or Sheltered housing for yourself or a family member, please contact Harrogate Borough Council.