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National Youth Advocacy Service

National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a UK charity providing socio-legal services. It offers information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults through a network of dedicated paid workers and volunteers throughout England and Wales.

North and West Yorkshire Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus


25 Hornbeam Court
Oxford Avenue
LS20 9BW

North and West Yorkshire Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus provides ongoing local support for children and adults with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and their families and carers.

Oasis Church South Elmsall

01977 648394

10a Exchange Street
South Elmsall

Oasis Church South Elmsall is a non-affiliated Christian church that looks to be a hub and support for its community.

Open Country

01423 507227

Community House
46 East Parade

Open Country is a registered charity that seeks to enable people with disabilities to access the countryside. It offers a wide range of countryside activities and information and runs the 'Wild about Wakefield' project. The project aims to work with people with any disability across Wakefield enabling them to access the outdoors through a suite of different activities including: a seasonal evening tandem club, a weekday working group around the district at local nature reserves and parks with tasks including pond creation, tree planting and dry stone walling, and weekend outings that will go a little bit further out of the area to see country houses and try new adventure sports.

Penderels Trust

01924 898136

Unit 2, Normanton Business Park
Ripley Drive

Penderels Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that provides advice and guidance for people with disabilities living independently. We offer full support services for people receiving a direct payment, personal budget or personal health budget. We can help you with recruiting and managing your own care staff, payroll, managing your finances and support planning and brokerage. We have a local team of experienced independent living advisers based in Wakefield who are happy to have a chat with you if you need more information.


Merriott House, Office 1-4
Hennock Road Central, Marsh Barton

Pluss is an award winning Social Enterprise that supports thousands of people with disabilities and other disadvantages move into employment each year.

Pontefract and District Live at Home Scheme

01977 695006

Micklegate Methodist Church

Pontefract and District Live at Home Scheme provides services and support to help older people lead independent, active and fulfilled lives.
Who they work with: Older people

Pontefract Foodbank


Central Methodist Church

Pontefract Foodbank is a voluntary organisation affiliated to the Trussell Trust, supplying food parcels to households in food crisis.


0161 697 5049

2 Grosvenor Gardens

Re-engage exists to bring older people together into social groups at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing. This year, 8,500 older guests were part of over 900 groups across the UK, supported by 14,000 volunteers. In response to the COVID-19 crisis Re-engage has suspended its regular social gatherings and has created a new service for older people called call companions.

Richmond Fellowship - Wakefield Mental Health Community Based Support Service

01924 339157

The Gaslight
Lower Warrengate

Richmond Fellowship - Wakefield Mental Health Community Based Support Service provides support to individuals aged 18 and over with mild to moderate mental ill health problems. Services offered: Drop In sessions providing information, advice and guidance; A tailored 12 week support programme providing 1-2-1 support; Peer Support Service aiming to reduce social isolation and increase social inclusion through a range of structured group activities; Volunteering opportunities for those with lived mental ill health experience.

Richmond House Social Care Services

01262 481518

96 Main Street
North Frodingham
YO25 8LJ

Richmond House Social Care Services, also known as Richmond House, is a non-profit organisation, CQC registered and a Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) number 11154305, and runs for the benefit of the community. It aims to enable children and young people with disability to access a range of Short Breaks and care and support services designed to assist and promote independence. The services are available to provide daycare and overnight breaks at their own homes between the age of 0 and 25 years.

Rosalie Ryrie Foundation

01924 315140

69 Brunswick Street

Rosalie Ryrie Foundation offers intervention and prevention for families (victims, perpetrators and children) who have experienced domestic abuse. The Foundation also offers awareness training to agencies on the effects of abuse on children and families.