Scarborough

About us

Scarborough Disability Action Group (DAG) is a registered charity and was formed in 1989 by local disabled people to provide information and advice on a wide range of key disability issues including welfare benefits, community care, transport, equipment and transport. It is a user-led organisation that promotes the independence and empowerment of disabled people and the full integration of this section of the community into all areas of life.

TREATS Activities

We have been awarded funding from the People's Health Trust and are offering the following TREATS for people living in the Old Town and North Bay area of Scarborough. Our aim is to offer things which will help you get out, socialise and meet new friends.

Stress Busters
So far we have had a mix of activities which have included massage, Reiki, Tai Chi, Hand massage and nail beauty. We also had a session with a Life Coach which was amazing. What we offer over the next year of the project is down to what you want as we are driven by the Steering Group, which is made up of the people who attend the TREATS.

Arty Crafty
On offer we have adult colouring, jewellery making, pebble art and container gardening - It's down to you what else we will do . And guys, don't be put off with the jewellery making because you could always make something which we could sell to raise more funds.

Tickle your Tastebuds
This is one of our most popular activities. We meet at The Filling Station at The Street where Beckie let's us use her kitchen. each one has a theme and we show you how to prepare and cook dishes and then the fun really begins when we get to taste them too. So far we have covered Italian, Indian , Pies and Desserts.

Cycling for the Disabled
We work in tandem (pun intended) with Scarborough and Ryedale Community Cycling who have a range of adapted bikes to suit everyone - and the beauty of it is you get a volunteer to do all the hard work for you. We plan to cycle at a number of lovely locations and transport can be provided from The Street.

Out and About
How do you fancy afternoon Tea at The Clock Cafe? or a boat trip followed by ice cream at the Harbour Bar? These are just two of the events we have planned for the spring and whatever else we do, as with all our TREATS will be decided by you - our TREATS Coordinator Chris is just here to make sure it all happens for you .

Do come and join us - for up to date information follow us on our Facebook Page
If you want to help shape the events for the next year you can join our Steering Group which meets once a month - there will be coffee and biscuits !

Tickle your Tastebuds Recipes - Sweet Stuff

Our Tickle your Tastebud sessions are proving to be very popular and we will be adding the recipes over the next few weeks. Here we have 2 recipes for Lemon and Ginger Cheesecake and Muffins, both of which are easy peasy.

Lemon and Ginger Cheesecake
Packet of Ginger biscuits
50g butter
1 (250g) tub mascarpone cheese
1 (200ml) pot doublee cream
3 lemons

1. Grate the lemons and then juice them.

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Benefit Drop in Sessions

Do you have a long term illness or impairment and are unsure whether you may qualify for disability benefits?

Are you claiming disability benefits and would like to know if there any other financial schemes or services to which you may be entitled?

Has your claim for disability benefits been refused or has your benefit entitlement been reduced?

 

I’m waiting to hear from you!

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Coming to Barrowcliff in January!

The initial benefit drop-in session at Wreyfield Methodist Church has been organised for Monday 16th January from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm. The sessions will take place once a fortnight over the next six months. If you are a disabled person or carer, live in the Barrowcliff area and have a problem with your benefits, I'll be pleased to see you! Or if you know someone else in this position, please tell them about the drop-in sessions!! All sessions are free of charge. Tim Vasey - DAG Manager

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Find us

DAG is located at The Street Community Centre on William Street, From Scarborough Railway Station follow Northway turning right at the traffic lights onto Victoria Road. At the next set of traffic lights turn left onto Dean Road. About 100 metres down Dean Road take the right turning into William Street Car Park.

Get involved with our work

Come and do some volunteering for us! There are a variety of different things to do from administrative work, fundraising and becoming part of our benefit team. Volunteers are essential to our work, so why not give us a hand and at the same time add to your own skills and experience?

Welcome to Scarborough DAG

Scarborough Disability Action Group (DAG) is a Registered charity (Charity Number 703172) is a user-led organisation that promotes the independence and empowerment of disabled people and the full integration of this section of the community into all areas of life. The group provides a user-led information and advice service on many aspects of disability for people who live in Scarborough and surrounding areas.

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