Activities and Services

This organisation is a delivery partner for ESF Community Grants.  ESF Community Grants are funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities

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 and improved wellbeing.

Time for Time

Support and social activities for adults  every Wednesday between 9.15am-11.15am.

Shared Time

Social activities for older people aged 65 and over. Come along for coffee, fun and friendship. Thursdays 11am - 12.30pm 

Food Parcels

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

Donated by the community.


Specialist 1:1 support from a life coach and access to peer mentoring. The support will help you assess your life from different perspectives and help you plan and develop to reach your goals

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.

Womens Wellbeing Groups

Thirsk - Wednesdays 2-3:30pm

Richmond Tuesdays 11-12:30pm

Women only peer support groups facilitated by an experienced support worker with access to different activities

Citizens Advice Bureau

Are running a drop in on Wednesdays between 9.15am-11.15am, providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

Improving Lives

As part of Community Works’ Improving Lives programme, we are offering a wide range of accredited and non-accredited training courses.

Courses include:

Maths, English, Employability, First Aid and Health and Safety and others.

Please contact Andy Butcher on or ring on 01845 524 494 for more information

Four Quarters

A project specifically designed to provide support, work experience and training to females.

Community Works is one of only 18 organisations across Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire to receive funding from Two Ridings Community Foundation from the new Tampon Tax Community Fund . The project will help females aged 13 and over to develop strategies for addressing problems. Each person will have a tailor-made package of support that will also include work experience on one of Community Works' projects such as the furniture shop in Thirsk Market Place.

Prime Time

A low intensity sport that people of all ages and ability can access, providing opportunites to socialise and have fun in a friendly environment. The sessions run evry Wednesday 11.30 - 13:00pm and Thursday 9:15-10:45 and refreshments are included. 

Making Time

Making Time is a project funded by Hambleton District Council which provides weekly drop ins and one to one support to young people and adults from Thirsk and district. Beneficiaries of the project self-assess how they are feeling when they first come for support and at the end of the support using the Edinburgh-Warwick scale. By the end of June 55 individuals felt that Clock staff have helped them address the reason they came in and on average they feel that their well-being had improved by 49%.  Only 8 reported no overall improvement and half of these started with extremely high scores. Issues people wanted help to resolve were wide ranging and included improving IT skills, securing employment, accessing benefits and budgeting.

In the initial assessment the lowest score was for the question ‘I Have Been Feeling Optimistic About The Future’ where on average our clients scored 2 for ‘Rarely’. By The end of the support on average the Client scored closest to ‘I often feel optimistic for the future’. This shows extremely positive movement outlook having had the benefit of support from Community Works.

The biggest improvement shown was from ratings to the statement ‘I have been Feeling Relaxed’ which similarly went from our clients feeling rarely relaxed to feeling often relaxed. This represented a 60% increase.

The lowest increase came from the statement ‘I’ve been able to make up my own mind about things’. This was also the statement that had the most positive initial response, with our clients reporting that on average they are able to some of the time. The 34% improvement means that on average they are now closer to often being able to make up their own mind about things.

By the end of the support, 10 individuals reported that now felt that they could deal with their problems well all of the time.  At the start of the support, one of the 10 said she felt that she was dealing with problems well none of the time. This client started at a combined score of just 8, scoring none of the time on all but feeling close to other people, by the end she had improved by a total of 20, with huge improvements across the board.

8 clients score themselves the lowest possible score, all of them at least doubled this score by the end of the support. Over a third of clients reported an overall improvement of over 10 or more.






The Clock - Thirsk

Community Works HQ
Church Hall
St James Green
North Yorkshire

Tel: 01845 524 494

Community Works CIO
Community Works HQ, Church Hall, St James Green, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1AQ
Registered charity number 1096518

Please note that in March 2020 The Clock (Yorkshire) CIO and Thirsk Community Care merged to form Community Works CIO

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