Here at The Big Communi-tea, we are proud to be on the front page of the Selby Times. We had the privilege of assisting a local gentleman who is vulnerable and in need of support. 

John, our charity’s coordinator highlighted his concern for the man’s safety. After learning he’d suffered from a stroke which impacted his daily life, John decided something had to be done. After receiving offers of help from other charities and organisations, The Big Communi-tea spent more than five days transforming our new friend’s home. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

While The Big Communi-tea was not created to support people in this way, the need was so great that we could not walk away. Concerned for the gentleman’s safety, we were able to transform his life thanks to the invaluable assistance of 

  • The manager of Toolstation who donated PPE
  • B&Q for providing us with a range of equipment
  • Taparell Skips for use of their skips 
  • SleepSafe Selby who sent a strong team to carry bags downstairs
  • North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue for alerting us to the gentleman’s needs
  • and finally, our team of volunteers. This is the lovely team of people who would normally be answering our phone lines

(With thanks to The Selby Times, 7 December, 2020.)

Our new friend now looks forward to going home, cooking in his own kitchen, and enjoying a better quality of life. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk