The Hut York is a registered charity set up in 2011. It was created in response to an increasing need for day facilities in York. Since 2015 Emma has been our Service Manager, working alongside her is her team and a board of Trustees who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fields of Learning Disabilities and Mental Health.

  • We are here to provide purposeful and meaningful workshops, sessions and activities.
  • To offer support for people with enduring mental health issues and/or learning disabilities to come together to learn and develop in a safe informal learning environment.
  • For those feeling isolated our service is here as a space to ‘pop in’ and form friendships and see what we do, whilst having a cuppa. You don’t need to book. Please see our Vintage Snug Drop In on the Our Activities page.
  • Our service is open to any individual whose needs we can meet, you can refer yourself.

If you are interested in finding out more, you can arrange an informal chat.  We can do this over the phone or via Zoom. We are now arranging Face to Face meetings (The Hut is fully COVID-19 compliant)


The Hut Ambassador:

Above is Simon who is our Hut Ambassador. He has been coming to The Hut for 6 years now and is one of our longest serving members. His enthusiasm and the enjoyment he gets from The Hut puts a smile on everybody’s face and if you have any questions about what we do as a whole or the sessions and activities we put on, Simon will be happy to tell you all about our wonderful service.

*Please note we do not have parking at The Hut – There is a drop off/ pick up point outside the main room building on Wigginton Road.  The number 6 bus would get you to The Hut. The bus drop off is by York Hospital and bus pick up is by The Hubble building.

Pay and Display parking is available on Haxby Road at Jaipur Spice and at The Hospital

Our Team Members


Leon Magson Learning Support Mentor (Bank)
Hugh Thomas Caretaker
Ian Volunteer

Co-Chairs of Board of Trustees

Ryan Buglass Joint Chair
Penny Graver Joint Chair


Michelle Chung Secretary
Lynne 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