A new venture has been started in Whitby which aims to help people with learning difficulties and mental health needs get involved in the community.
Hennessy Fletcher was set up last year by two experienced nurses and recently opened an office in the old archives building at the back of the United Reform Church on Flowergate.
There is potential for 30 full and part-time jobs to be created as the centre helps people with learning difficulties gain employment or undertake voluntary work.
Staff will help clients write CVs, learn interview skills and search for job vacancies.
In addition there will be educational sessions on computers, music, reading and writing as well as domestic skills such as shopping, washing and ironing.
Nicki Craig has 12 years experience working with people with challenging behaviour and will be running the Whitby centre which she added had been created using local contractors.