Community Sparks

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Our Project

Our Community Sparks Project is an inclusive group that has been running in York at Door 84 since 2011, providing an opportunity for adults with support needs to take part in creative and social activities. 

We meet twice weekly in an accessible space offering positive opportunities to learn and develop new skills, exploring each individual’s creative ambitions, make friends and help people grow socially. 

Up to 85% of disabled adults aged 18-34 feel lonely (Scope). 

By providing regular social opportunities for people at risk of loneliness, we support their wellbeing and happiness, instrumental in preserving good mental health. 

Being part of Community Sparks has allowed me to get out of the black hole of depression I was in, I feel less lonely and know people care about me. 


Session Information


Creative & Social Tuesdays

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Activities include card making, textiles, baking, clay sculpture, bingo, karaoke, games, seasonal parties and trips. 


Disco Thursdays

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dance to the latest tunes and old favourites from across the decades. Enjoy chatting with friends over coffee.

All sessions include refreshments for Attendee & Carer

No on-site parking

Blue badge holders may park free on adjacent streets.

Accessible Toilets
Local Bus Routes

Number 1, 5, 5A, 6

Activity Timetable

18 July

Disco Favourites / Easter Snacks


23 July

Teddy Bears Picnic - Trip to Roundtree Park (letter to follow)


25 July

Disco Favourites / Easter Snacks


30 July

Craft & Outdoor fun session


Project Aims

The vulnerable adults, carers and supported volunteers who attend Community Sparks sessions will:

Feel less socially isolated and lonely

Feel more confident, empowered and able to engage in peer support

Develop new skills through trying new activities

Have more choice and control over decisions that affect them

Enjoy higher self-esteem, and improved wellbeing

Support us

We have seen how this project encourages an active, engaged and strong community of individuals who support each other.

It is our ambition for the project to continue and develop on an ongoing basis but to do this we need help.

Fundraise or Volunteer for us.

Get Involved

A Door 84 charity tombola stall

Find out more

Contact us at or call the office on 01904 623177 or visit our FAQs page.