Thursdays 1.30pm – 3pm
Join us for a fun filled morning!
We believe support needs to be accessible for everyone, we provide FREE support to parents through workshops & groups. We aim to help you feel informed, confident & empowered through your parenting journey. We are here to support you from pregnancy & beyond.
We run a weekly social group, where parents can access free infant feeding and babywearing support. Medical grade infant weighing scales are also available to use during this session. The social group is every Friday 10am-12pm at The Hive, Whitby. Booking is essential.
Contact us for more information & to book your space.
Instagram – @feedingandslingswhitby
Facebook – Feeding and Sling Support Whitby
Email – email@example.com
Fostering North Yorkshire needs you!
We want to hear from people who could make a difference to the lives of children and young people across the county.
Fostering North Yorkshire is your local fostering service, and we’ve been supporting families across the county for over 35 years. We’re part of North Yorkshire County Council and our foster carers look after over 300 children a year. The foster carers come from a wide range of backgrounds and family make-up, but what they all have in common is their desire to provide a secure and welcoming home for some of the county’s most vulnerable children.
In return we offer the best training available and competitive financial packages with generous tax free allowances for each child or young person you foster. And we’re there whenever you need us, 24/7, 365 days a year.
Contact us at Fostering North Yorkshire
The NetReach Project offers free and non-judgmental support to anyone (16+) who is at risk of or who has experienced online harms or tech abuse, including intimate image abuse, cyberstalking, online exploitation and grooming, online harassment, and cyberbullying. We also undertake online outreach work and offer support to individuals who advertise sexual services/sell sexual content online.
The team offer a range of support from brief guidance and advice to ongoing 1-1 interventions including:
Our service is person centered and can be accessed remotely via text/call/email/video call or in person.
We provide support for individuals (16+) based anywhere in North or South Yorkshire. There are also NetReach workers based in Northumbria, Durham, Darlington, Liverpool, Wolverhampton and Walsall.
Open: Mon – Friday 9:00am – 17:00pm
SENSES offers a small, supportive parent and toddler group for children with additional learning needs, speech and language difficulties, challenging behaviour, medical conditions or disabilities, and their families.
Qualified and experienced volunteers are on hand to work with each family, as well as encourage parent-to-parent support relationships.
Sessions run on Fridays during term time from 10 am – 12 pm at Oasis Family Centre on Castle Road, Scarborough
Tuesdays during term time from 10am – 12pm at Westway Open Arms, Eastfield
Sessions are FREE and there is no need to book.
Scarborough Baby Bank has been set up by Victoria and Ali, a midwife and a childminder, in order to meet the growing needs of local families struggling with the rising costs of living.
They will be glad to accept donations of new and good quality second-hand items for babies and toddlers. These will be distributed locally in response to referrals from relevant agencies, including midwives, early years settings, health visitors, IDAS and self-referrals.
Independent charity with the sole purpose of providing and assisting in the provision of swimming facilities for people with disabilities and their family/carers.
Family Aquatic Activities – We have joined forces with the Williams Family Fund to be able to offer family activities in the small pool with low cost entry from £2.00.
Parents in Scarborough, Ryedale and Whitby can now access sleep support for their child, thanks to The Sleep Charity and funding from the North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
Please contact Claire Earley on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
They offer a variety of support to build on your strengths by developing your skills, abilities and helping you overcome challenges.
The service is for adults 18+ who are unemployed parents or carers.
Call the office on 01723 373009 or Call/Text
Jeni Golder: 07973947812 Jeni.email@example.com
Lucy Wilkins: 07730763989 Lucy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Angeleen Padley: 07513132854 Angeleen.email@example.com
Regular events including arranging outdoor playdates and walks aimed at children and parents who love to get outside.
Provide activities, and support for families in the area
St. Hildas Hub
01947 899685 / 07534117458
The page aims to provide up to date information about the units, the teams as well as information about pregnancy, birth and newborns.
If you are concerned about your child’s speech sound development, please get in touch with me for some general advice or to arrange an assessment appointment.
Covering the Scarborough area.
Tuesday 9.15am – 10.15am
Friday 2pm – 3pm
Weekly Clinic to use our weighing scales, chat to a friendly member of staff and enjoy refreshments.
Any concerns can be directed to other services.
DROP IN – no need to book
Padbury Avenue, Filey 01723 516111
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300 330 5453 [9.30am-9.30pm] Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Breastfeeding Network Support line
Breastfeeding Network Supporterline: 0300 100 0210 [9.30am-9.30pm]
La Leche League
La Leche League: 0345 120 2918
National Breastfeeding Helpline
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212 [9.30am-9.30pm]
National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
National Childbirth Trust: 0300 330 0771 [8am-10pm]
HDFT Free Breastfeeding Groups
Scarborough Library, Fridays 9.30am-11am
For more information on the service, please see the Growing Healthy North Yorkshire 0-19 App
Health Visitor SPoC number 0300 303 0916
You can talk to us about anything. No problem is too big or too small.
Call us free on 0800 1111 or get in touch online. However you choose to contact us, you’re in control. It’s confidential and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to.
Here is a link with information with regards to what the prevention service is.
Telephone: 01609 533483
Mobile:Text “info” to 07624 802425
Gingerbread are a national charity that support single parents families across England.
We offer single parents:
Advice Line – offering expert up to date advice
Information – Regularly updated guidance and signposting on single parent life
Support forum – 24 hr chat with other single parents
Friendship groups – offer a chance for single parent families to get together, meet new people and share experiences.
Get in touch if you would like to set up your own single parent group
Helen – 07399049702
Specialist Assessments for Dyslexia, Dyspraxia & ADHD
Contact Sarah on 0737 555 1683
Little Victories is an online support group for people who are suffering with anxiety. We encourage you to celebrate your Little Victories and provide you with support, and a variety of resources.
Gives information about where children and young people can get support with a mental health problem.
Visit the Mind website HERE.
The NSPCC helpline provides help and support to thousands of parents, professionals and families.
For further information on postnatal depression and speak to a friendly, non-judgmental ear. Visit http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk/
Call: 0843 28 98 401 Open 9am – 8pm 7 days a week
Peer support group for families who have had babies stay in SCBU Scarborough or have had premature babies in the local area.
Need to locate a pharmacy or chemist including out of hours….use this search
Ryedale Special Families
Supporting families of children and disabilities and special needs.
Ryedale Special Families, 121 Town Street, Old Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7HD
Tel: 01653 699000
Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
T: 0808 164 3332
Scarborough Pregnancy Crisis Centre seeks to help those experiencing a crisis pregnancy. We offer a free pregnancy test and counselling, which is offered by volunteer counsellors, most of whom have experienced a crisis pregnancy themselves. The main focus is to allow the woman some listening space and time so she can really sort out for herself her best way forward, considering several options, and avoid making a quick decision which she may later regret. A male counsellor is also available if required. The Centre offers baby clothes and equipment to women who need it, and advice on support agencies in the locality. Post abortion counselling is also available. Support is also available for those who have experienced miscarriage or baby loss.
• Phone number 07544 484943
• Website www.pcs-scarborough.org
• Call the Rainbow Centre  or simply call in, ask for Trish Kinsella, who will arrange an appointment.
• Auborough St, Scarborough YO11 1HT
Youth groups and support for Carers
Contact The Young Carers Service on 01723 850155
An up-to-date list of any school closures can be found online at northyorks.gov.uk/schoolclosures
Children’s Speech and Language Therapy in Scarborough, Filey, Whitby and Ryedale.
Our goal is to provide a high quality, local, accessible speech and language therapy service, for parents who may have concerns regarding their child’s speech and language.
To receive a FREE 30 minute telephone consultation, please contact:
Helen Harron- Tel no: 07862 178850
Kate Hemingway- Tel no: 07562 755011
Shine 21 is a local registered charity support group that supports children aged 0-5 who have down syndrome and live in the York and North Yorkshire area. They put on social events for families and are currently busily fundraising it order to buy educational resources, and to put in place early intervention and therapeutic groups for the children. To find out what they can offer your family please contact them at Shine21 on Facebook or on email: email@example.com.
If you are an individual or business who is interested in helping them fundraise they would also love to hear from you.
Local stop smoking service. It is free to anyone that is pregnant
Do call to get support to quit.
Call Livingwell Smokefree 01609 797 272 to self refer or alternatively email on firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. We work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life.
We also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support groups throughout the UK.
The Happy Place is a new social group set up for widows and widowers with children.
We’re going to meet every month and the first get together is the 15th September at Hawsker School Prefab (YO22 4LA.). There’s crafts, toys, etc for the kids and biscuits and refreshments for the adults.
This has been started by a lady widowed very suddenly with a 3 year old daughter and struggled to find support.
Facebook group to link up parents and carers to chat online and arrange some socially distanced meet-ups in Whitby.
A non-profit little group of friends, who aim to help local families with clothing.