Our Members

North Yorkshire Centre for Independent Living is a membership organisation promoting independence for disabled and vulnerable people and helping them to lead fulfilling lives.  We offer membership to charities and organisations (in particular User Led Organisations) to achieve excellence and improve networking and communication.

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Our aims are to provide Art Psychotherapy to children, young people and adults either from our studio base in Scarborough or our mobile therapy service throughout Yorkshire. To further that work we are now on the Approved Providers list which enables us to offer provision within the NYCC Pathways to Adoption service.

We work together with other service providers, schools, voluntary and charitable organisations to improve standards of mental health in our area. We address social exclusion by making applications for funding to enable us to work with vulnerable members of society who otherwise could not afford a therapy intervention.
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We are a local charity covering Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale, provide free confidential support for unpaid carers from the age of 8 upwards. 
A carer is someone who looks after a member of their family or a friend when they have an illness, condition, a disability or are elderly. This includes mental illness and difficulties arising from substance misuse.
Take a look at the services we offer and also some of the useful information for carers that you'll find on this website.
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Community Counselling was established in 1995 and provides a range of BACP Accredited counselling services to adults living in Ryedale and Scarborough Borough Districts, North Yorkshire. Most of these services are free to use thanks to the generous support of our funders and commissioners - however, we do welcome donations.  All our counsellors work within the BACP Ethical Framework and are either members of the BACP or of the UKCP.  
Counselling is typically short-term i.e. an initial assessment appointment followed by six counselling sessions. 

Clients of our Victim Counselling Service, which is supported by the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, receive 10 counselling sessions.  

Our Specialist Counselling Service people who have experienced, or have been affected by, domestic abuse, sexual violence or sexual abuse offers long-term counselling (up to 20 sessions).

Sessions are normally held weekly, lasting between 50 and 60 minutes. 

We provide equality of services to everyone, regardless of people's age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

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Just the Job Environmental Enterprise Ltd is a not for profit Social Enterprise and charity, operating from Richmond, North Yorkshire. We aim to provide employment, education, work based training and social opportunities for vulnerable adults.
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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.
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Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind is a registered charity providing advice and support to adults with mental health problems in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale since 1962.

Our support is designed to help people: Become healthier, lead full independent and rewarding lives, become more involved, included and active in community life and to reach their own potential.
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Boccia is a disability sport where players aim to propel balls close to a target ball. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends. Points are accumulated over the course of a match to find a winner.

A ball can be rolled, thrown or kicked. If a player is unable to throw or kick the ball, they can use a ramp. If players are unable to release the ball with their hands, they can use assistive devices – head/hand pointer.
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Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group is a registered charity offering swimming for the disabled and their famililes. Every other saturday night we are at Scarboroughs Indoor Pool on Ryndle Crescent 6pm until 7.15pm.
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Scarborough Survivors is a registered charity which was founded in 1994 by service users who wanted to ensure that their voice was clearly heard within the Mental Health arena, it quickly became renowned for its work and was used as a model for similar groups set up around the country.

As part of its work it offers a local self-supporting group covering the Scarborough and surrounding areas, and is made up entirely of people with direct experience of mental health problems, either personally or as a carer, close relative or friend.
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We are a voluntary group of parents of children and young people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition.

We aim to support families affected by autism by organising outings and social opportunities where people can participate in activities, make friends, and share their experiences within an understanding group of others in a similar situation.
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Whitby & District Community Transport is a registered Charity set up to help elderly and disabled people who are unable to access essential services because of genuine transport need
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Whitby DAG is a user-led organisation, led by a Board of Trustees, a majority of whom are disabled people or carers.

Whitby DAG seeks to enable disabled people to live as independently as possible making informed choices through access to services and information.
We are here to keep you informed about local services, events, welfare benefits etc

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WHISH is a support group for all parents, carers, individuals and professionals in the Whitby and District area who have an interest in Hidden Impairments.

Hidden impairments include: Asperger’s Syndrome; Autism; Dyslexia; Dyspraxia; Tourette’s; Diabetes; Deafness; ADHD; ADD and many others. 
WHISH was set up by a group of parents who wanted to reduce their families’ isolation, give their children positive experiences and support each other.

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Yorkshire Coast Sight Support

An independent charity supporting blind and partially sighted people in a wide area of North Yorkshire. Activities:
- equipment demonstration area
- gym with state of the art treadmill, rowing machine and cycle, dumbbells, and trained instructor
- daily activity groups; regular outings
- newsletter
- computer tuition including keyboard skills, Ipad and android tablets, smart phones, Guide, Supernova, Synapptic, NVDA 
- assistance with benefit and other forms
- Guide Dogs for the Blind Association drop-in surgeries on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 am to 12.30pm
- free audio book service
- Living with Sight Loss courses
- My Guide courses
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