Would you like to know… What’s happening in your local community? Where to turn if you need more support? Or maybe you’d like to meet new people and try a new activity?

Launched in early 2019, ‘Here to HELP’ is all about helping you access information and support in your local area. Drop in to Ripon Community House between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday for a cuppa and a chat, or come with specific questions about where to turn for community support and activities. Alternatively, you can give us a call and speak to Susan or Julie on 01765 645915 or email ripon@harcvs.org.uk

Join us for our forthcoming Information Talks aimed at providing advice to people who would otherwise struggle to access it:

SCAMS and how to avoid them – Tuesday 25th June, 11am – 12 noon

Lavinia Croft, Branch Manager, Leeds Building Society

Lavinia will discuss the different types of financial scams, how to reduce the risk of  being scammed, how to recognise if someone else is being scammed and useful tips for protecting yourself in the future.

Wills and all things legal – Tuesday 23rd July, 11am – 12 noon

Stephanie Parish, Senior Associate, Clarion Solicitors

  • Wills – making a Will to ensure that your wishes are carried out
  • Powers of Attorney – enduring or Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Deputyship – managing the affairs of those who have lost mental capacity
  • Care Funding – how care can be paid for, benefits and assessments

Refreshments will be provided.  Members of the Here to HELP team will also be available to help you find out where to turn for community events and support available in the Ripon area. No need to book, just turn up!