Breathing Space

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Breathing Space is a flexible leisure scheme which was started in May 1994 in order to meet the needs of people with a learning disability, who live in the districts of Hambleton and Richmondshire. It is an independent organisation managed by a volunteer committee. Membership of Breathing Space is open to anyone who is 18 years of age or over and supports the aims of the scheme.

Our Aim To enable people with Learning Disabilities who are 18 years of age, or over, to develop their ability to pursue leisure activities. Individual and informal groups may be assisted, where possible, to join in with established community and recreational activities.To develop support to carers of people with learning disabilities by enabling the person, for whom they care, to take part in enjoyable activities away from their homes at weekends and on evenings.

Values of Breathing Space We believe that joining the scheme should be an enjoyable experience for both user and volunteers. That the individuals using the scheme are encouraged, supported and empowered to join in the leisure activities which they choose for themselves as far as they are able Respect and support for all individuals as equals, whatever their disability, age, sex or ethnic origin.

That all activities are supported appropriately according to the individuals needs. All Group Leaders have current First Aid Certificate and are Midas Trained.

Find out how to join Breathing Space and Find Application Here


Click here to view a Letter to Members October 2017

Click here to view the OCT/NOV 2017 Programme

You can find the Booking Forms Here.

We have good news about the future. Northdale Horticulture have agreed to work with us to find a viable long term solution and to begin this process we will be moving onto the Northdale site at the end of September. Further details and information will be made available when we have it and we will be looking to hold some meetings with staff, members and carers about the future but at the moment it is business as usual. We will no longer be based at the Goosecroft Centre (home of Mencap) from the end of September so unfortunately you will not be able to leave things there for us from then.

From 1st October the office and buses will be based at Northdale Horticulture on Yafforth Road it will be best for most of you to post any mail after that time to Northdale at the address below, but for this programme you can send your booking forms into The Goosecroft centre (home of Mencap).

From 1st October all mail will be re-diverted to
Northdale Horticulture, Yafforth Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL7 0LQ.

Our Telephone Number will remain the same 01609-779420
Two Ridings Community Foundation

We transform generous donations from People or Businesses into grants for local Charities and local people doing vital and life changing work.

The intention of the funds is to help people in York or North Yorkshire with limited means to get back to normal as quickly as possible after suffering the terrible impact of flooding. We aim to help people by providing grants for essential household items and repairs and may consider other costs incurred through flooding and any shortfall in insurance payments.

Hambleton District Council

Hambleton is a local government district of North Yorkshire, England. The district includes Northallerton, Bedale, Thirsk, Great Ayton, Stokesley and Easingwold.


Broadacres Housing Association provides a comprehensive range of services to approximately 5,800 homes in North Yorkshire. Established in 1993, the Association has grown both in terms of the number of properties it manages and its awareness of the needs and aspirations of its customers.

Lottery Funded
National Lottery money is given out by 12 independent organisations, each with specialist knowledge of their sectors. All are arms length from Government and follow strict guidelines when deciding which applications will be successful.

  • Hayes travel have raised £452.80.
  • £56 was raised at the AGM on the raffle.
  • The recent racenight raised £617.80 on OCT 15th 2015! Thank you for all that supportedf us!
  • We raised £610 with the Raffle drawn at the Christmas Party 2016
  • We received a generous £460 donation from the bell ringers Northallerton
  • We raised £557.57 at our recent coffee morning at Northallerton town hall
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Tel: 01609 779420