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Paul has been with the Harrogate Service since 2013 and has worked across many aspects of the service. Paul is the Lead Volunteer and undertaken many activities in his endeavours to support our client group. Stephen Flood, Volunteer and Peer Mentor Coordinator at North Yorkshire Horizons, said: “Paul currently offers much needed benefits advice and […]

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Glenda Hyde Glenda is a fully qualified counsellor and offers her services solely on a volunteering basis for the Northallerton Service. Stephen Flood, Volunteer and Peer Mentor Coordinator at North Yorkshire Horizons, said: “Glenda has a very warm and welcoming personality and has an inherent desire to support others to stay well and make positive […]

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Belinda Snaith Belinda joined the service in summer of 2018 and quickly established herself as a very important part of the Selby offering. Stephen Flood, Volunteer and Peer Mentor Coordinator at North Yorkshire Horizons, said: “Belinda runs Alcohol Pathway Groups, supports and facilitates Recovery Cafés, runs mutual aid and SMART meeting and offers clients recovery […]

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Greg Long Greg is our longest serving Volunteer in Scarborough, having joined in October 2014. Stephen Flood, Volunteer and Peer Mentor Coordinator at North Yorkshire Horizons, said: “Greg facilitates a weekly walking and wellbeing group in Scarborough which he has offered week in week out, come rain or shine every Friday in Scarborough for the […]

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Naomi Ross-Gower Naomi Joined the service in September 2018 after studying for a degree in Counselling. Naomi was looking for a challenge and development opportunities and came to the project with bags of enthusiasm. Stephen Flood, Volunteer and Peer Mentor Coordinator at North Yorkshire Horizons, said: “Naomi has made a flying start, having little experience […]

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North Yorkshire Horizons is helping to promote a cannabis related health campaign aimed at encouraging people across the borough to review their cannabis consumption. North Yorkshire Horizon’s Respect THC campaign aims to help people who are concerned about the amount of cannabis they are smoking. The new Respect THC campaign uses posters and social media […]

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World Book Day at Selby

World Book Day was celebrated in the Selby hub in Gawthorpe, opposite the town hall, with the launch of a book swap. The books swap idea came from our monthly service user forum here in Selby.  Staff and service users have brought in books for people to read and enjoy. We’ve got everything including fiction, […]

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Service users are #inspired

Horizons service user Matthew Smith was among scores of fellow clients and members of the public who made pledges to change their alcohol intake during Alcohol Awareness Week. He said: “I am so pleased to have help from Horizons. Without their help I would not be abstinent from substances. To date, I have had 8 […]

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Rob’s Christmas kindness

Former Horizons service user, Rob Matthews, who now runs the Chatterbox community cafe, in Finkle Street, Selby was delighted to help clients’ families during Christmas. Kind hearted Rob provided Horizons’ Sam Thomson free tickets for breakfasts so service users’ children could eat a meal, meet Santa and get an early Christmas present. Sam said: “We’re […]

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A report on the growing impact of North Yorkshire Horizons has been released, showing how together with service users, we are changing lives for the better in the county. The report covers our service’s achievements, the added value offered and the work of our dedicated volunteers and staff. Ted Haughey, Executive Director, of Humankind, said: […]

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