A Community Health Initiative in Whitby, North Yorkshire
Who Are We?
Common Cause, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, runs The Dispensary. The Dispensary is a community health initiative in Whitby North Yorkshire, which includes The Dispensary Health Shop, Breaking Bread Bakery, our online store and a community library.
The Dispensary ShopShop Online
The Dispensary Health Shop is at 25 Skinner Street, Whitby. Although on a bustling street, we feel our shop offers an oasis of calm and friendliness, and the chance to explore more about your health, either by chatting to our staff, connecting with What’s On locally through our noticeboard, or browsing our wide range of products. which include good food, health supplements, natural haircare and skincare & aromatherapy.
Community LibrarySearch the Library
The Dispensary runs a community library with books on all aspects of health- physical, social & cultural. You need to be a member of our community to borrow books, but it’s free to join and open to anyone. Please click here to join The Dispensary community. Our range of topics include spirituality, religion, philosophy, politics, natural and complementary health, nature and the environment, food and cooking plus more.
Breaking Bread BakeryMore About The Bakery
Breaking Bread Bakery opened its doors in January 2019 and is an exciting collaboration between two local not-for-profit organisations; The Esk Valley Camphill Community and Common Cause Community Interest Company. A long-held aim of both organisations to bring good, hand-baked organic breads to their local communities came to fruition.
Supporting Local & National InitiativesMore About Our Campaigns
The Dispensary, through its parent community interest company Common Cause has been instrumental in various local & national initiatives. This includes establishing the We Are Whitby Community Organisation, organising the Whitby Winterfest and campaigning for issues such as animal welfare and the Esk Valley Camphill Community.
Shop Online, Collect In Store
Do you live in or near Whitby? You can order online and then collect your items from our shop on Skinner Street.
Choose the 'Local Collection' option when you checkout, your order will be packed and we'll let you know as soon as it's ready for collection.
Refillable Cleaning Products and Haircare
If you live near Whitby you can benefit from our amazing refillable product ranges. These include eco friendly cleaning liquids from Ecoleaf and haircare products from Faith in Nature. Great for your pocket, and the environment too!
The Dispensary is more than a health shop. It's a community health initiative.
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