Richmondshire District Council

Supporting those in the community

Click on the link to find out how we are working with partner organisations such as North Yorkshire County Council to help support our local communities.

Local community groups

Lots of local community groups throughout the UK are helping to organise mutual aid for the most vulnerable members of our communities during the coronavirus outbreak. To find a local group within our district, visit COVID-19 Mutual Aid UK and search by town or postcode.

Guidance for community groups, village halls and volunteers can be found on the Community First Yorkshire website.

Supporting family/friends

For those wanting to safely provide essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation please read the Government's how to help safely guidance.


Keep active!

Its really important to stay active and healthy throughout this time even though many of us are practicing social distancing or are in social isolation, we can still stay active in our homes. To help keep you fit and healthy follow some of the free self-isolation health and fitness advice on Sport England's website.

Sport England are offering grants to clubs and community organisations that offer sports or sporting events to their communities. 


Domestic abuse support

If you, or anyone you know, are affected by domestic abuse then IDAS can help. Find out how you can still be supported by the IDAS team during the coronavirus crisis.

If you are under threat and it is an emergency dial 999. Use the Silent Solution system if you are unable to speak by pressing 55 when prompted by the call handler.


Keeping children safe

To support parents during COVID-19, CEOP are releasing every fortnight home activity packs with simple activities that you can do with your child to support their online safety.

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership website has a number of resources in relation to safeguarding children and young people.

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