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Ashville College hosts afternoon tea for Opening Doors clients

Students and staff from Ashville College, Harrogate recently welcomed clients and volunteers from HELP's Opening Doors service to the College. Guests were invited to afternoon tea, where they enjoyed music and dance recitals from the school's students. The guests, who are all either older or living with disability, enjoyed the opportunity to chat with the [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:02:14+00:00 February 9th, 2017|charity, Fundraising, HELP, Help at Home, Opening Doors|Comments Off on Ashville College hosts afternoon tea for Opening Doors clients

Change of provider for support for charities and volunteers in Harrogate District

On 31.1.17 it was announced that Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Services (HARCVS), of which the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) is part, will no longer receive funding from NYCC and the NHS to provide support for charities and volunteers, from 1st April 2017.  This will not have a direct impact on the services [...]

By | 2017-02-03T12:15:22+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|charity, HELP|Comments Off on Change of provider for support for charities and volunteers in Harrogate District

It Only Takes A Minute… Make a difference to someone lonely in your neighbourhood

It only takes a minute according to Take That. It depends what you’re doing of course, but it is definitely true in the case of making someone’s day. It might be smiling at a stranger in the street, picking up a child’s toy for them or giving up your seat on the bus to an [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:02:14+00:00 January 17th, 2017|HELP|Comments Off on It Only Takes A Minute… Make a difference to someone lonely in your neighbourhood

SALTERGATE PUPILS SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER AT CHARITY CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

Clients from local charitable project, Opening Doors, were recently provided with musical entertainment from Saltergate Junior School over Christmas lunch held at the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate. The 61 guests, who are all older, have a disability or sensory impairment, were joined by Deputy Mayor of Harrogate Cllr Christine Ryder and her consort, for their annual [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:02:14+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Harrogate, HELP, Opening Doors, Volunteers|Comments Off on SALTERGATE PUPILS SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER AT CHARITY CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

HELP celebrates milestones

Local charity, the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) has recently achieved several milestones delivering its services to older and vulnerable people in the Harrogate District. Volunteer car drivers with the charity's Driving Force service have notched up their 1000th journey since May, with drivers carrying out an average of 40 journeys every week for passengers [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:02:14+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Driving Force, Harrogate, HELP, Help at Home, Volunteering, Volunteers|Comments Off on HELP celebrates milestones

HELP volunteers receive recognition at Volunteering Oscars

HELP volunteers have been 'Highly Commended' for the 'Organisation of the Year' title at the recent Harrogate and District Volunteering Awards.  A group of HELP volunteers were presented their certificate at the Volunteering Oscars ceremony at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate on Friday 28th October. The team of 80 volunteers were nominated by Lizzie Hughes [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:02:14+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|charity, HELP, Volunteering, Volunteers|Comments Off on HELP volunteers receive recognition at Volunteering Oscars

Volunteer’s ‘HELP’ earns her volunteer of the year status

Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) volunteer, Jane Lishman, has been named  'Volunteer of the Year’ at the North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) Community Awards held at the Yorkshire Pavilions on 21st October. Jane was one of three shortlisted volunteers from across North Yorkshire who had been nominated for the title due to their outstanding commitment [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:02:14+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Harrogate, HELP|Comments Off on Volunteer’s ‘HELP’ earns her volunteer of the year status

Autumn edition of ‘Relay’, the HELP newsletter is out now

You can download the newsletter here help-autumn-newsletter-2016-final

By | 2016-10-27T13:52:18+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Driving Force, Fundraising, HELP, Help at Home, Opening Doors|Comments Off on Autumn edition of ‘Relay’, the HELP newsletter is out now

An opportunity to join our team

Do you like working with people? Are you a good listener? An opportunity has come up to join our Ripon and Wellbeing Service, which support older and vulnerable people in Ripon and surrounding areas Support Worker Part time, 18 hours per week, Mon, Weds and Thurs Occasional Friday working will be needed, for which time [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:02:14+00:00 October 5th, 2016|HELP, Ripon, Ripon & Rural Wellbeing Service|Comments Off on An opportunity to join our team

Bake Off raises dough for HELP

The team at HELP have been whisking, kneading and mixing to raise cash to support older people across the Harrogate District. HELP held a bake sale at Community House last week to celebrate the 2016 series of Great British Bake Off. Tenants and visitors of the building dug deep and enjoyed treats including Raspberry Puddle Brownie, Gingerbread and [...]

By | 2016-09-27T14:02:43+00:00 September 27th, 2016|HELP|Comments Off on Bake Off raises dough for HELP

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