Easingwold is a small market town, electoral ward and a civil parish in North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, it had a population of 4,233 at the 2001 census, increasing to 4,627 at the Census 2011. It is located about 12 miles (19 km) north of York, at the foot of the Howardian Hills. It is the focal point for the numerous villages in the area for public services and economic activity.
The Forum covers the Easingwold District which includes the villages in the area up to Shipton by Benningbrough on the outskirts of York. The actual population covered is double the figures for Easingwold.
The Area is in Hambleton District Council control for District Council Issues, North Yorkshire County Council for Social Care issues and the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group looks after the health Care Needs of residents.
People in the area are more likely to attend York Hospital opposed to South Tees for the rest of Hambleton.
It is therefore important that the people of the area have a strong voice as they tend to be on the edge of services. As Older People use Health and Social Care services the voice of older people is important when service providers are making changes to services.