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10,000 volunteer hours

Over 10,000 hours of time and experience have been given freely by volunteers working within North yorkshire Horizons. Steve Flood, Horizons’ Volunteer coordinator, said: “People get involved for a variety of reasons – developing skills,  to develop their own confidence, to find out things about themselves perhaps they didn’t know, to support the community. “At […]

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North Yorkshire Horizons There was a general discussion about the service provided by NYH; and Service Users present were all pleased with the service. The new Women’s Group was discussed.  It is off to a good start; a possible alternative (and larger) venue has been identified and is being investigated.  There seems to be absolutely […]

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North Yorkshire Horizons, Selby blog by Mark Vidgen It is often the case that people from minority ethnic groups feel treatment services don’t meet their needs, or are not culturally appropriate for them. In addition, literature suggests that awareness among BME communities of the services available to them, and how they can help, can be […]

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H was referred into the Community Substance Misuse service in late 2016 by a Money Management worker at Yorkshire Coast Homes.  It was identified that H had some financial issues and this along with other stressors had resulted in her relying on cannabis to maintain calm and aid sleep. The Community Substance Misuse worker completed […]

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I began my first-year social work placement with North Yorkshire Horizons’ Northallerton hub in February. As a mature student with a background almost entirely within the statutory sector and no factual knowledge of alcohol or drug issues I had no expectations.  Thinking back to my first day the enduring memory is that within 20 minutes […]

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By DISC North Yorkshire Horizons worker, Sam Thomson. Two clients who are partners were tested positive for Hepatitis  C, approximately. two years ago. Support for hep c treatment has been ongoing with the clients during this time. There were barriers were fear of treatment location of hep c treatment and accessing hep c treatment. Working […]

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North Yorkshire Horizons drug and alcohol recovery service has introduced a new scheme for its service users, which they gain greatly from. On a Thursday afternoon the Northallerton hub’s garage bursts into activity and becomes home to a group of service users who are working towards a qualification in furniture restoring and upcycling, ably guided […]

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Hardworking staff take time out North Yorkshire Horizons’ Selby hub has held a staff well being afternoon as part of the 2017 Mental Health Week. Rebecca Kendall, of North Yorkshire Horizons, said staff welfare and well being is of a high priority. The event allowed the opportunity for staff to relax and experience some of […]

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Skipton Movie Makers!

Staff & service users from Skipton NYHorizons Hub will be at the Festival of Happiness in Settle on Sat 27th May to watch the premier of their film! The stop motion animation premieres between 4-5pm on Saturday 27th May at The Victoria Hall in Settle. 16+ years. A cacophony of stop animation films. A range […]

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The Harrogate Client IT suite is now open! Open access is every Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1 – 4pm. Outside of these times, access is available via appointment. The suite can be used for general internet access, courses, CV work, job/benefit applications etc. A printer is also available to use. In the near future, Adult […]

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