I really enjoy socialising at The Hut and everyone has been extremely supportive since my beloved wife Mary passed away. Mary loved watching all the members enjoying themselves and she valued the time she spent listening Val Doonican on the laptop. Jonny, the activity co-ordinator, also helped me to plan a very special birthday party for her at The Hut,... More

Published: June 21, 2016


I have been a Hut member since it opened, it’s a good day out for me. I love that it helps me to make things to sell, it gives me purpose. I have made good friends here and we all have a laugh. If I am worried I can talk to any of the staff and volunteers; they have all... More

Published: June 21, 2016


It’s good down here, you can have a laugh. I enjoy the company of different people and everyone does things for each other. Making things to sell gives me purpose and makes me feel good about myself. I really enjoyed the string work I did recently . – Eric

Published: June 20, 2016


I’ve been coming here about 5 months and I really like it as the staff and volunteers are really friendly and helpful. I like meeting new people and talking to everyone. Jonny shows me how to make things, we are working on some art at the moment for my room. He and the other volunteers are always happy to show... More

Published: June 20, 2016

Volunteers Needed!

At The Hut, we rely really heavily on volunteers to help us stay up and running. We really value all of the skills that our volunteers bring, and in return we support you to get the most out of your time with us and further your personal development, helping you to reach your goals. We’re currently recruiting for new volunteers.... More

Published: June 20, 2016

Music, Art, and Lots of Fun!

Thursday Morning Music We were lucky to have University of York students join us again on Thursday morning this week. We heard great music hits played in different ways, many at the request of our members. A harp, cello and flute joined us. We learned how to make music without instruments creating the atmosphere of the seaside before recreating ‘the... More

Published: April 22, 2016

Peer Mentor Graduation

This week also saw the graduation of our much valued peer mentors.  The ceremony took place during our Annual General Meeting, so our trustees, volunteers and members could join in with this fantastic achievement. For all of you that don’t know about the Peer Mentor scheme I’ll give a brief description about it, however the person who knows it best... More

Published: March 30, 2016