Enhancement team Hub - Delivers learning opportunites and services across North Yorkshire

Action Towards Inclusion

A project funded by ESF and National Lottery aimed at providing support for those who experience significant barriers to employment, such as, issues related to physical and mental health, finances and skills. Clients will be supported to address barriers to employment and tackle the disadvantages they face with the goal of moving towards education, training and employment,

Improving Your Prospects

Improving your Prospects is a programme to reduce youth unemployment by developing the employability and skills of NEET and individuals who are at Risk of NEET.

Accredited and non-accredited learning programme delivered to young people who are or at risk of being Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).

We have programmes running in schools for young people aged 15 and over who are risk of becoming NEET. We also have programmes running in Thirsk for young people aged 16 -19 (up to 24 with SEND). All of the young people will be supported for three months after they leave the programme.

Time for Time

  • Support and social activities for adults takes place every Wednesday between 9.30am and 11.30am.

  • Funded by Thirsk Methodist Church  

Food Parcels

If you know of someone in financial hardship contact The Clock to arrange a food parcel. We do not have them ready made so we ask for two hour’s notice.

Donated by the community.

Furniture Recycling

We collect, update and give out furniture and household items to young people and families. Broadacres have kindly given us use of a small building where we keep the donations. If you know of someone in financial hardship please contact us and we will try our best to help.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Are running a drop in on Wednesdays between 9.30-11.30am, providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

Community Grants

A support programme for unemployed adults to help apply for and secure employment. There will be Computer Skills Drop in Sessions on Mondays between 2.30pm and 4.30pm and Wednesdays 9.30am-11.30am.

Time For Me

A free confidential counselling service based at The Clock for young people and adults. Counselling can be useful for anyone who wants to explore they are thinking and feeling further as well as anyone facing a life issue they are keen to resolve.


We are working in partnership with Hambleton District Council to offer activities to adults aged 65 and over and to veterans of all ages. Primetime is an inclusive sports programme designed to reduce isolation and loneliness amongst members of the local community. The scheme uses low intensity sports such as Boccia and Curling. Funding for the project has been secured by Community First Yorkshire from the MOD Convent Fund




Enhancement Team Activities

Drop in Job Search and I.T support

Drop in Job search and IT help



Drop-in Job Searches and IT help, Information, Advice and Guidance        

What's on in January 2018

Please see poster for details of activities and services in January 2018

Enhancement Team Staff

Abigail Homer

Chief Executive Officer

Jackie Garratt

Development and Quality Manager

Jean Smethurst

Communities Team Volunteer

Andy Butcher

Programme Leader

Kirsty Parker

Programme Co-ordinator

Ellie Homer

Support Worker
The Clock - Thirsk

Church Hall
St James Green
North Yorkshire

Tel: 01845 524 494
E-mail: info@theclock.org

The Clock (Yorkshire) Ltd
Registered Charity No. 1096518
Registered Company No. 04520206
A Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England & Wales

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