Help & Advice

We have provided a page of useful links to other websites that provide valuable information to the residents of Ryedale.

The Silver Line

During the Covid19 pandemic many people may not be travelling and getting out as much as they used to. This can lead to loneliness. The Silver Line is a confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.

Their specially trained helpline team can:

  • offer conversation and friendship
  • provide information and advice
  • link callers to local groups and services
  • refer people on to receive regular friendship calls
  • protect and support older people who are suffering abuse and neglect

Ryedale Carers Support

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.

Sight Support Ryedale

Sight Support Ryedale are an independent charity offering support to anyone in the Ryedale area of North Yorkshire who has a serious sight problem. This charity has been helping people with visual impairment since 1994, and now provides a wide range of support and activities, including fortnightly social groups, information and advice, excursions, an annual escorted holiday, walking group, Yoga sessions, book group, computer training, and supply or loan of aids and equipment.

Ryedale Special Families

Ryedale Special Families offer support to families of children and young people with special needs, disabilities or illness. This includes parents, carers, grandparents, siblings and the child or young person themselves.

Handy Mag

Free community magazine that is delivered through-out Ryedale. If you need to look up a local business or find out what’s on locally then Handy Mag is what you reach for.

Public Transport Links

Information about transport routes in the district.


Ryedale District Council

North Yorkshire County Council

Coast and Vale Community Action

Information about volunteering in the Ryedale and Scarborough districts of North Yorkshire.

Citizens Online

Citizens Online is a UK charity helping to ensure that the switch to online doesn’t exclude people. They offer support and training to help people build digital skills from the comfort of their own home and are supported by North Yorkshire County Council. Their FREE HELPLINE number is 0808 196 5883.