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Whitby & District Disablement Action Group (WhitbyDAG)

WhitbyDAG seeks to enable disabled people to live as independently as possible, making informed choices through access to services and information. We provide information, advice, guidance and practical services for disabled people and carers in Whitby and the surrounding rural area.

Our services include:- Welfare Benefits - advice and assistance with making claims including Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Carers Allowance, Pension Credit; Handbook of Local Services; Guides on Accessible Holiday Accommodation and Accessible Places to Eat in Whitby & District; Monthly Newsletter; Access Advice & Information; Mobility Equipment Hire Scheme; General Information including - accessible travel & accommodation, transport, aids and equipment, care services, housing; Employment Support for People with Hidden Impairments; Volunteering Opportunities; Membership Scheme - includes social activities, trips out in our accessible minibus, workshops, training & educational opportunities.

Information about the charges for our services is available from the WhitbyDAG office.

Whitby Cardiac Support Group

Group offers support and information to people with cardiac conditions, their partners and carers. Meetings vary from social events to talks on health care, local issues and topics covering members' interests. Affiliated to the British Heart Foundation.

Whitby Hard of Hearing Club

Social group for hearing impaired people. Activities include playing scrabble, dominoes, regular outings, Christmas lunch. Signing service available if requested. Own transport required as there is no pick-up.

Whitby Health Services

Group meets usually on the last Friday of the month in the Physiotherapy gym from 11am -12noon. Patients are referred by GP's. Initial assessment is performed prior to joining the group.

Whitby Network

Whitby Network (The Whitby Resource Centre Ltd) is a registered charity, based at The Coliseum building, serving the community of Whitby and its surrounding villages. The building is located in Whitby town centre and is situated close to the train and bus stations. Ramp and stepped access from street level. Lift to upper floors except Crows Nest.  Whitby Network provides welfare services, opportunities for volunteering, education and training, culture, social and community building activities. Much of the work is undertaken by volunteers, people of all ages, from all walks of life and with all levels of physical and mental abilities.

 

Venue for conferences, corporate functions, trade fairs, lectures and meetings.

Facilities include a theatre/ cinema with raked seating for ninety (90); private rooms for one to one meetings; larger meeting rooms accommodating up to 30 people - on-site catering, internet access, OHP, TV and video facilities available; office accommodation and hot-desking opportunities  – internet access available, daily rates; Wi-fi internet cafe. The Discovery Suite is occupied by the Adult Learning Services department of Whitby Community College. Further information can be obtained from The Coliseum or by contacting the College direct.

 

The Café on the ground floor is run by The Dalewood House Trust (for adults with learning disabilities), providing the opportunity to work in a busy community environment, and the chance to learn and gain new skills. The menu offers a wide variety of choice for every taste to eat in or take away. Meals are freshly prepared every day. You can also place your order by phone.

 

The Network Shop, located on Bagdale, a short distance from The Coliseum, is

staffed wholly by volunteers, offering affordable second hand household items and furniture.

Opening Hours: 10am to 3.45pm, Monday to Friday.

Whitby Stroke Club

Provides support, social activities, outings and entertainment for people who have had strokes, their families and carers, and encourages people to have a full life in the community. Speakers are also invited to meetings. Whitby Stroke Club can direct people to other appropriate advice and support services if required. The group also fundraises.

 

Whitby Stroke Club meets on the first Thursday of every month, 2pm at Kirkham Close Community Centre, Whitby. The centre is accessible. People who wish to attend may have to organise their own transport.

 

For further information please contact Ruth Parker, Secretary

Whitby Underground

Free community led counselling service for young adults aged between 14 – 25. The service provides trained volunteers to give you support when you need it. Underground provides a safe, informal, friendly environment in which you can talk through any worries you might have. The service is completely confidential. Volunteers are trained to deal with many issues and problems, including relationship difficulties, family breakdown, exam stress, anxiety, anger management, low self esteem, sexuality, eating disorders, bereavement, alcohol or drug-related issues.

 

Direct telephone number, confidential e-mail address and drop-in at Church House Centre, Whitby every Tuesday and Thursday 4pm – 7pm.

Wilf Ward Family Trust

The Trust employs staff to give direct support and care within the person's own home or at the family home. This allows carers to have time to themselves, and allows the service user to take the opportunity to make use of community facilities and activities.

 

Access to the scheme is via NYCC Adult and Community Services who cover the main cost, although some of the cost may need to be paid by the client. Service operates 7 days a week.

Wilf Ward Family Trust

The Trust employs staff to give direct support and care within the person's own home or at the family home. This allows carers to have time to themselves, and allows the service user to take the opportunity to make use of community facilities and activities.

 

Access to the scheme is via NYCC Adult and Community Services who cover the main cost, although some of the cost may need to be paid by the client. Service operates 7 days a week.

WRVS Frozen Meals Service

Frozen meals delivered to your door every fortnight. Minimum of 6 meals delivered at any one time. Main courses and desserts. Diabetic and special diets are catered for as well as religious and ethnic needs. All you need is a freezer big enough to hold your fortnightly delivery and a method of reheating the meals.

 

Contact to obtain a brochure giving the various meal options, costs and delivery days/ times.