Health Directory

The Dispensary Directory of Health Support Groups, click on a name for more information:

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Gladstone Care

Provides assistance in the home, including domestic tasks such as cooking, shopping, and cleaning, assistance with dressing and undressing, assistance with bathing.


Support can be offered 24 hours per day, including sleepovers. Clients can self refer, or be referred by other agencies such as GP, Health Visitor, Adult and Community Services etc. There is a charge for the service. For further details please contact the office.

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (Teeside, Durham and North Yorkshire District Team)

A national association which aims to provide guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services that meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people.


Training and provision of guide dogs to give people back their freedom and independence.


Campaigns on issues such as access to public transport and the promotion of good eye health. Contact the team to discuss how they may be able to help you, a family member or a friend.

Havelock Dental Practice

Dental Practice in Whitby

Hearing Aid Clinic

Hearing Aid Clinics are by appointment only. Clients may be referred by the Social Worker for the Hearing Impaired.

Hearing aid batteries are available from most GP surgeries and hospital reception desks and can be obtained by post.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Launched in 1982 Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains dogs to assist deaf owners by alerting them to sounds hearing people take for granted in the home, workplace and public buildings.


Covers England, Scotland, Wales Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.


Contact the main office or visit the website for further details including how to apply for a Hearing Dog.

Holiday Care

Charity which provides information and advice on all aspects of holidays for disabled and older people. Services include information for disabled and older travellers, respite care information and consultancy services to proprietors, operators and the travel trade.


Information Unit produces information packs comprising holiday and accommodation suggestions for people with a wide variety of special needs. These include, accessible hotels and B&Bs, self-catering and farm accommodation, holiday centres, visitor attractions and activity holidays, holidays for people with disabled children. The Unit also holds information on accessible venues in over 12 overseas countries.

Home From Home Care

Our specialist residential learning disability services are continuously evolving to meet the complex needs of individuals requiring requiring a bespoke service. 


Home Help Services, East Cleveland

Domestic cleaning and gardening services. Confidential and friendly service, choice of day for service, back up in case of staff absence, range of tasks carried out. Home Help Services is registered with Social Services. There is a charge for the service.


Service currently not available further south than Loftus.

HOPE (Healing Our Past Experiences)

Self help and support groups, information and resources for men and women who have been sexually abused as children and/ or adults.


The aim of HOPE is to bring together survivors of abuse in a safe and confidential environment, to make new friends, help and support each other.


Contact HOPE at the above address for information about groups, workshops, resources, information or to make an appointment.

Hopi Ear Candling & Thai Foot Massage

My name is Nicola Jordan and I have had an interest in Holistic Therapies most of my life and have enjoyed many treatments myself over the years. I have always liked the idea of working from home and now I have the opportunity to do just that. I have practitioner’s diplomas in Thai Foot Massage and Hopi Ear Candling and am a member of the ‘’Guild of Holistic Therapists’’ For those of you who have not experienced these two treatments and would like to find out more please click here: 

Hopi Ear Candling & Thai Foot Massage

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