Support and Services York


Updated 22/09/2020

Does your child have any degree of deafness? Or are you a deaf parent of a hearing child? Lollipop offer free social activities for children and young people aged 0 – 25 in York and North Yorkshire who have any degree of deafness from mild to profound, or who have parent/s who are deaf.

Lollipop exists to give members access to a deaf peer group to help build confidence, self esteem and promote a sense of belonging. Activities can involve the whole family or different age groups and provide opportunities for members to socialise and meet and professionals working with children and young people with deafness.

Become a member of Lollipop and join us online for activity sessions. Meet new people with the support of our Activity Leaders, catch up with your Lollipop friends and join in with fun and varied activities. There are sessions for various age groups and communication support is always available (BSL and/or live captions).

When Covid-19 restrictions allow we will be resuming our in-person group activities including specialist creative workshops, art and craft, music, dance, wall climbing and swimming.

Contact us for more information and to join our friendly and welcoming community.

Lollipop Minster Building, Door 84 Lowther Street, YO31 7XL

01904 624770


Menfulness is an inclusive social community for men in York.

Our goal is to bring men together to socialise, exercise, enjoy themselves, talk and let off steam in a non judging, friendly and supportive environment. These are all essential for wellbeing and health, both physical and mental.

The back story to the MEN cube or dice, is that there’s always at least one side you can’t see on a cube or dice. This is a bit like those who men who need help. You often can’t see it because it’s not on show or it’s covered up, so you need to move it some how to uncover it.


Group restarts on Wednesday 9th December 2020 for a maximum of 15 people in a spacious hall with social distancing and safety measures in place.

Every Wednesday 1-2.30pm for Parents and Toddlers, 2.30-4pm for Adults

A supportive environment in which people from diverse communities can develop new friendships and build links to the wider York community. Crafts, music, games, snacks and information sessions all free of charge. Run by York Racial Equality Network, a voluntary organisation and registered charity.

St Aelred’s Community Centre – at the rear of St Aelred’s Church
216 Fifth Avenue
Tang Hall,
York YO31 0PN


Community Ties Wigginton Drop-In

Community Ties Wigginton Drop-In provides young people in years 9-11 safe access to youth services and support in making positive and healthy lifestyle choices through exciting activities, games, and more, delivered by experienced Youth and Project Workers!

Tuesdays, term time, 7:45-9:00 pm at the Wigginton Old School, £1 per week- Maximum of 8 young people

T: 01904 769176

Lucy’s Pop Choir

Lucy’s Pop Choir is a choir for adults that sings pop music! There’s no auditions, no sheet music, no stress and we guarantee you’ll have a great time! Your first week is free and we sing songs you know and love from the charts too!

T: 07590324826

Mums Who Meet

This group is for anyone wishing to meet new mums/mums to be within York City! Whatever age your baby/bump may be everyone is welcome. Meet up dates, times and locations are posted weekly on our Facebook Page.


Last updated 07/09/2020

York’s LGBTQ youth group for ages 14-25 run by Yorkshire MESMAC. Please get in contact for exact times and dates! Session run online during COVID.

The Workshop, Marygate Lane, York, YO30 7BJ
T: 07710 099033 (Lilly)