Published: 03 November 2020
North Yorkshire County Council
Find out about testing, alert level and restrictions, the number of cases and how it is changing across the county and where you live, and the help available here
Coronavirus Community Support in Harrogate district - still here to help
6 community support organisations (CSOs) are the point of contact for those who are alone and isolated by the pandemic and who have no other local support available. They provide: shopping for food and essential items, collecting prescriptions, a friendly listening ear, information & signposting to online activities or someone who can help, if they can't.
People who have additional needs can contact the County Council’s customer service centre on 01609 780780 (every day between 8am and 5:30pm). There is also information about the help and support available on the NYCC website
As well as the fantastic teams of volunteers who have been working so hard over the last few months, a number of generous local businesses have stepped up and are working with local charities to provide food to local families in need. There are now several new listings of free meal providers which have been set up, including Your Harrogate Free Meals which includes many, but not all, of those helping local families.
The NYCC Local Assistance Fund supports vulnerable adults in the community and helps families under pressure. From 7 September eligible applicants are able to apply for up to three awards of emergency food and/or utility vouchers. Find out more about the scheme here
Local Food support services are listed in our HADCA Where To Turn Directory - chooose 'Food Parcels and Meals' as the search theme and add 'coronavirus' as keyword for current providers.