The Hut York is a registered charity and limited company established in 2011 by 3 senior nurses working in residential care, to provide purposeful activities and support for people with enduring mental health issues and/or learning disabilities to come together to learn and develop in a relaxed educational setting. It was created in response to an increasing need for day facilities in York. Our service is open to any individual whose needs we can meet, although most of our members are adults with enduring mental health issues and/or learning disabilities.

Our Team Members


Hugh Thomas Caretaker

Co-Chairs of Board of Trustees

Ryan Buglass Joint Chair
Penny Graver Joint Chair


Michelle Chung Secretary
Lynn Dexter Trustee
Roger Dixon Trustee
David Geddes Trustee
Catherine Porter Trustee
Brian Joscelyne Trustee

Fundraising Volunteers

Beryl Riley (Trustee) and Emmy Burdon The Hut Fundraising Team