Providing a lifeline of activities and support for York's lonely, isolated and marginalised people

House & Garden Cleanups

Making your space safe and tidy so you can manage again

Social Craft Clubs

Doing a range of craft activities in a friendly environment


Bringing socially isolated and lonely people together

Advice & Guidance

making everyday tasks more straightforward

Shop at the Co-op? Support us every time you make a purchase!

We are part of the Coo-op Local Community Fund. If you are already a member you can choose Community Bees as your cause. That means every time you make a purchase at any local Co-op, people who are lonely and isolated will benefit.

Not a Coop member? Join here and then choose Community Bees!

We continue to support people during lockdown

During lockdown we continue to support people who are lonely or feel isolated, in a safe and secure way. This includes distanced Doorstep Chats, dropping Crafts Activity packs off to people, Shopping for those that are unable to leave their homes, Walking companionship and a Book Share Service. Please read our Coronavirus Update blog for all the latest.

Not a Co-op member, but would like to support Community Bees?

If you would like to support us to provide our vital services, donate to our JustGiving Crowdfunder.

Check out Our Stories

Transforming 27 tonnes of rubbish back into a home

Sylvie, a York woman in her 60s, had not let anyone, not even her own family, into her home for almost 20 years.  More…

Bringing lonely people support conveniently to their local store

Community Bees run a monthly support and social session, The Shop that Talks,  directly in the local Co-op store.  More…

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