We’ve got a new project, and we need your help!

We are always open to new ideas and looking to fill any gaps that may appear to help the elderly, disabled and isolated people in our communities.

We have been approached by Hambleton District Council to take over a fun session called Primetime – which is a session open to all including Boccia and New Age Curling.  As you can see from the poster below, HDC have been running the sessions in our rooms for a trial period, it has been really well received with an average of 8 people attending each session.

Not only are the sessions good fun and sociable but also keep people fit and healthy by providing gentle exercise for both mind and body.Primtime, curling, new age, boccia, volunteers

We would like to keep these sessions running – we are looking for volunteers to run the sessions here in our rooms on a Friday Afternoon.  

It would be great to get a team of volunteers to cover the sessions and run on a rota basis, meaning only a small commitment is necessary – initially volunteers would shadow the person who runs the sessions now and then if necessary we can arrange further training in the future.

This is a rewarding opportunity and would suit anyone who is interested in fitness and well being but could also introduce you to new skills and making new friends.

If you are interested in finding out a little bit more about this please speak to Phil or Kay with no obligation on 01642 710085.

Christmas fundraising event :   2015

On Friday 18th December  we will be holding our main fundraising event of the year at the Town Hall  (9am to 3pm)  As well as our usual refreshments we are holding a tombola, cake stall and craft stall.

So come along to buy your last minute Christmas gifts from our Craft Club Stall or have a go at guessing the weight of our delicious Christmas Cake.

All Welcome!





Clinical Commissioning Group AGM 7/7

The Hambleton Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning group (CCG) is holding it’s AGM at Stokesley Town hall between 2pm and 4pm on Tuesday 7th July 2015.

Community Care will have a table there publicising our services with plenty of leaflets and our Manager Phil to answer any tricky questions.

The public are welcome to attend ……refreshments will be available and it will be a good opportunity to get an update about your local health services from the key players in the CCG.. 

Hutton Rudby Village Fete

The CCA team are out and about again on Saturday 4th July at the Hutton Rudby Village Fete. Stuart Robertson’s Gazebo will be protecting us from the “iffy” summer weather and we will have plenty of info/leaflets for anyone interested in what we do or volunteering in general !

We are also running a Tombola to help raise money to support our services. Please take time to drop in and have a chat and enjoy the rest of the stalls and entertainment at the Fete…….The Pimms stall  is an old favourite of all our team

Rotary Classic Car Event

Over 400 Cars, Vans, Bikes, Tractors and Speciality Vehicles are expected in the Showfield for the fourth Rotary Club of Stokesley ‘Classics on Show’ on Saturday 20 June 2015. But even better than this, Stokesley and District CCA will also have a stall publicising our services and a tombola to raise some funds. We hope to see you there from 10am!

A Royal thank you to Stokesley and District Community Care Association

A Stokesley based charity has been named as one of just forty three recipients of a prestigious, county wide community initiative award.

The Duke of York’s Community Initiative is presented annually to a small number of Yorkshire based organisations that having been subjected to rigorous and robust scrutiny are deemed: “of real value to the community, well run and an inspiration to others.”

Stokesley and District Community Care Association was founded in 1988 to help support elderly and disabled residents by providing a number of services including transport, exercise classes, a lunch club, craft club and community visiting services.

Recently the Initiative, which was founded by His Royal Highness The Duke of York in 1998, held its annual awards ceremony at the Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham during which His Royal Highness personally presented recipients of the 2014 awards with their citations.

16th October 2014The attached picture shows: Dorothy Blakey receiving their 2014 award from HRH THE DUKE OF YORK.

Befriending Service Success

Befriending team with certificate

Recently our Befriending service was given an award by the Newcastle Building Society.

The scheme gained the award for its contribution to the community. It is coordinated by Sarah Thorogood who has explained that there are two separate schemes, respite sitting, which provides a much needed break for carers who know their charges are in good hands, and the befriending scheme for the lonely.

Sarah said in an article prepared for the local press, “My role is to meet the client, ascertain their need and match these needs to our volunteers. Needs are various, shopping, an outing in the client’s wheelchair or just some company, simply chatting and listening. So many times I am told that the visit of a volunteer is the highlight of the client’s week, something they really look forward to.”