Welcome

Do YOU want to make a positive difference in Easingwold and the nearby villages?

Easingwold District Community Care Association (EDCCA) is a charity that provides services to the people of Easingwold and the surrounding villages to improve well-being. We have played a pivotal role during the COVID pandemic but we also run a number of services to meet our charitable purpose. These include car services to get clients to hospital and other appointments, Meals on Wheels, socially inclusive events, minibus outings and sitting/befriending services. We depend on a fantastic group of over 100 volunteers as well as a small team of part time staff to manage these services, and a group of voluntary Trustees to set the strategic direction of the charity and to ensure that it runs smoothly and in accordance with best practice for charities.
EDCCA is looking for up to 5 new Trustees to replace colleagues who wish to give up their roles after long service. We are especially looking for a new Treasurer, and people with a legal or business development background. We also want to increase the diversity of the governing body to better reflect the population in our area.
Your formal commitment would be attendance at the AGM and four Trustee meetings a year, but there is an expectation that each Trustee takes lead responsibility in certain areas of EDCCA’s services and activities outside of these formal meetings.
If you are interested, why not give our Chair, Christine Cookman a ring on 01347 810047 or Di Watkins, our Chief Officer on 01347 822875 for more information and how to apply.
Expressions of interest should be with us by 16th August and interviews will be held in September.

 

 

New volunteers wanted!

With the ending of lockdown rules we are now beginning to see normal activities slowly starting to take place. We are booking trips for our clients to get out and enjoy the countryside with our minibus trips and clients are needing the volunteer drivers to get them to their hospital, doctors or other appointments.

Lockdown caused many people to isolate and stay indoors as clubs and activities were cancelled. Loneliness was a major drawback for many people during the pandemic. We all crave human interaction and volunteering is a great way to give back. It not only benefits the person volunteering, the person receiving the attention but improves mental health and an impressive 42% of volunteers say that they are very happy.

The clubs that we run are beginning to think of re-starting and we therefore require more volunteers to come forward.

Have you thought about offering your services as a volunteer driver? Do you enjoy driving, meeting people and have a desire to help out?

If driving is not something you have thought about we have vacancies for volunteer befrienders/sitters and telephone befrienders. Are you chatty and enjoy meeting others? Bring something of the outside world in to those who may not get out as much.

If any of these opportunities are of interest or any of our other schemes please contact us.

 

 

Easingwold Foodbank

From July 1st 2021  Easingwold Foodbank will come under EDCCA’s umbrella.

No-one need go hungry and we are here to help.

Please contact us via email: info@edcca.org.uk or ring us 01347 822875 and we will help you. 

Foodbank

Here to help

 


Citizens Advice Bus

The CAB Advice bus is coming to Easingwold Market Place on the 30th July. They will be joined by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and EDCCA staff. Do come and see us.


Citizens Advice homeConsumer Education resources

We produce consumer education resources on a range of consumer issues. The materials are free to download. The activities are designed for advisers/ educators/ group leaders to use to raise awareness of consumer rights and responsibilities and for learners to develop the skills and confidence to deal with consumer issues.


Easingwold Foodbank

From July 1st 2021  Easingwold Foodbank will come under EDCCA’s umbrella.

No-one need go hungry and we are here to help.

Please contact us via email: info@edcca.org.uk or ring us 01347 822875 and we will help you. 

Foodbank

Here to help

 



Coronavirus Community Support Fund

Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has helped us to continue to carry on throughout the pandemic delivering shopping, meals on wheels, prescriptions and telephone befriending.
Thanks to the Government for making this possible


Easingwold Running Club
Members of Easingwold Running Club have raised funds for us by undertaking challenges during lock-down. They have had fun doing it and it has kept their running shoes busy!

The photo shows our Chief Officer Di accepting the cheque from Colin Fletcher and other key members of the Running Club. All socially distanced of course!

We are very grateful to them for all their efforts and the nearly £1000 raised.


Easingwold District Community Care Association and Easingwold District Lions working together during the Covid-19 crisis.

The last two Saturdays saw us organising 60 afternoon teas from Morning Coffee, Afternoon Tea on Long Street, delivered to some of our Meals on wheels clients. All made possible by the generous donation from Easingwold District Lions to whom we are very grateful. We know the teas were greatly appreciated.

Photos show a tea plus the Lions who kindly delivered them. It’s great when two local charities work together especially in times like these. Thank you to all involved and for Brian and his team for preparing the teas for us.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

We raise funds to support all our services to help people in the community.

Please visit our justgiving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/edcca to see how you can help.



 

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EDCCA and North Yorkshire Police

 

Our fabulous Knit and Natter group who meet once a month at Springhill Court have knitted some more brilliant Bobby Buddies for North Yorkshire Police to use when they are dealing with incidents where there are children. They are really useful where children need to be reassured or to break the ice. Thank you Ladies!
The photo shows PCSO Chris Wood with some of the Buddies.

 


Ask D.A.V.E – Dementia Awareness in the Villages and Easingwold

Last Friday in the Galtres Centre, EDCCA and Dementia Forward launched an initiative called DAVE. The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness of Dementia with the opportunity to sign up for free training provided by Dementia Forward who also offer support for those affected and advice for those concerned about memory problems.  

A DAVE leaflet gives information about all aspects of treatment, care and support plus activities in Easingwold which are readily accessible to Dementia Sufferers. Woven Branches Day Centre for example which is run by EDCCA in Springhill Court on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am until 3pm. Anyone can sign up for the training and we hope that more businesses will sign their staff up so we can recognise them as DAVE friendly.  

We have DAVE bookmarks too and a DAVE card which can be carried by those with Dementia in case they feel bewildered or lost at any time. The card gives information about who to call if they need help.  

For more information about anything to do with DAVE, please call EDCCA.


As a registered charity EDCCA works hard to support people in need and improve their quality of life in Easingwold and District.

We know that there are many people who because of their age or for health reasons rely on the services that we provide such as using the community car scheme to attend a medical appointment or being visited by a friendly volunteer through our Befriending Scheme.

We have much to be proud of and we thank you for your continued support.


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We raise funds to support all our services to help people in the community.

Please visit our justgiving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/edcca to see how you can help.


 

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Community Minibus

Easingwold District Community Care Association runs a Community Minibus.

The 15 seater bus has a tail lift for easy accessibility and wheelchairs and walking frames may be accommodated.

The Association runs weekly assisted trips out to various destinations such as Northallerton, Ripon, Garden Centres etc. normally leaving Easingwold at 10:30 am. If you would like to find out more or book a place on the bus please contact us on 01347 822 598 or email carscheme@edcca.org.uk

To hire the Minibus your group must be a not-for-profit organisation. EDCCA can usually provide a qualified driver.

Basic Cost
Hire of up to 5hours (half day rate)    £45
Hire over 5 hours (full-day rate)         £85

In all cases mileage is added to the above charged at 55p per mile, commencing and finishing at place of minibus parking (Police House)

For details about hiring the minibus contact car scheme 01347 822598 carscheme@edcca.org.uk