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Where to Turn Directory

‘Supporting good health and wellbeing in the Harrogate District’


Where to Turn is a directory of regular community activities and services provided by voluntary organisations across the Harrogate District. This fully searchable directory contains information about over 700 activities and services and is regularly updated by local charity, Harrogate & District Community Action.


The times and locations for meetings of local community groups sometimes change and we are not always made aware of the new details, so please do contact the group to confirm before making a journey if you are going along for the first time.

It is especially important with the regular updates to guidance, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, to check with an organisation how their support may have changed over the coming weeks.

TIP: If you use the word coronavirus in your key word search your results will show services which are new or have been updated during the Covid-19 outbreak. (e.g. Use coronavirus shopping in keyword search or coronavirus as keyword and select a theme such as Mental Health)

If you cannot find what you are looking for please phone us on 01423 813096 or email help@hadca.org.uk and we will do our best to direct you to someone who can help. (Please note these are the correct contact details for finding support now during the coronavirus outbreak and are different from those at the top of page and on Where To Turn publicity)

If you are looking for one-off charity and community events please visit our Events Calendar
However please bear in mind that with the current COVID-19 outbreak, events will not be taking place until guidance changes.

If your group is not listed in the Where to Turn Directory follow the link to add an organisation or to add an activity.

You can refine your search results by selecting any of the optional categories below

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Listing image Woodlands Methodist Church - Messy Church Church with a difference based on creative activities, games, refreshments and celebration, all based on a biblical theme. Lots of fun and chatter! Messy Church meets monthly on a Wednesday afternoon...

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Listing image Woodlands Methodist Church - Toast Drop In Term time drop in for parents/carers on the schoolrun, tea/coffee and toast, play area for pre school aged children. No charge but donations welcome. Parents, grandparents and other carers are...

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Listing image Workers Educational Association (WEA) - Harrogate Branch We provide a wide range of courses, some of which offer qualifications, whilst others allow you to study simply for love of the subject and the pleasure of learning with like-minded companions. Our...

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Listing image Worth Connecting Digital Inclusion Support for people over 55 in Harrogate District to use a digital device to find information, make social connections or to benefit from online services. Individual telephone support and loan of...

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Listing image WRNS Benevolent Trust The WRNS BT provides assistance in cases of necessity or distress amongst members and their dependants. All ex-Wrens (officer and ratings) who joined the WRNS on or after 1 September 1939 are members...

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Yore Film Society The Film Society show a film each month at the Coronation Hall, Milby, Boroughbridge. It is run by a group of enthusiasts who select and screen the films. A bar and tea/coffee are available. The film...

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Yore Vision Yore Vision is a community organisation for Boroughbridge and the Lower Ure Valley run by volunteers. Membership is open to everyone – and free!

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Listing image York Gliding Centre Flights for young people (14+) and also disabled people. There are grants available by application to help young people with the cost of training when learning to fly.

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York Sharks Wheelchair Basketball Members welcome from 5 years to any age. Check our website for up to date session details. https://www.yorksharkswbc.club/ You don't need to be a wheelchair user to get involved, making this a...

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Yorkshire Buddhist Community We welcome everyone to our centres in Yorkshire. If you are looking for a relaxed environment in which to try out meditation for the first time or perhaps wish to deepen your knowledge of Buddhism we...

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Yorkshire Cancer Community The Yorkshire Cancer Community is a patient-led charity offering a voice to those affected by cancer in Yorkshire and the Humber. It is free to join and provides information and support including a...

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Listing image Yorkshire Cancer Research Raises money in Yorkshire to fund research into the cause and cure of cancer at the five original universities in Yorkshire - Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield, York and their associated teaching...

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Listing image Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs Yorkshire Young Farmers is led by young people, for young people, the age frame to be a member is 10 to 26. The clubs, district and county also rely on members out of age to help with the running of...

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Yorkshire MESMAC During the coronavirus outbreak, Mesmac is no longer offering face to face HIV/STI/pregnancy tests but can offer 1-2-1 support over the phone. The Harrogate District contact for the LGBT+ Sexual and...

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Listing image Yorkshire Planning Aid Free, independent, professional planning advice and support for individuals and community groups in the Yorkshire & Humber region who are unable to afford to pay a planning consultant. Assistance...

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Yorkshire Vasculitis Support Groups Providing local support for people in Yorkshire who live with all types of the rare autoimmune disease Vasculitis. We run meetings regularly throughout the Yorkshire counties, in places such as...

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Working for a Yorkshire rich in wildlife, valued and enjoyed by people. Our nature reserves provide a much needed sanctuary for Yorkshire's wildlife. We want people to rediscover and reconnect...

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Yorkshire's Brain Tumour Charity We are Yorkshire’s leading brain tumour charity. Please contact us for practical, financial and emotional support. We can support you if you have a been diagnosed with a brain tumour or are caring...

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Listing image YorSexualHealth Information about sexual health and contraception services in York and North Yorkshire. Confidential, free and friendly services that are available to everyone.

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Listing image Young People's Housing Solutions @ The Hub Harrogate Borough Council works with other partners to advise on housing and homelessness issues for 16-25 year olds in Harrogate district. This is through a housing solutions hub (HUB team) •...

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Listing image YoungMinds YoungMinds is the national charity committed to improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people. YoungMinds' Parents' Information Service, leaflets, consultancy and...

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Yums Group (Young & United By Multiple Sclerosis) Meetings on the first Wednesday of the month in central Harrogate. For anyone aged 18 -40ish with MS who would like to meet for a drink/ chat and meet others with similar experiences. Search for...

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Zero Carbon Harrogate ZCH is bringing together individuals, community groups, local businesses and our politicians to work collaboratively to transform our district and become one of the first low carbon economies in the...

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6th Ripon Beaver Scouts Beaver Scouts are youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts,...

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Christians Against Poverty (CAP) A free debt counselling service to individuals which is open to all irrespective of gender, race or religion. There is a CAP Debt Centre run in partnership with Mowbray Community Church in Harrogate...

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Listing image Downs Syndrome North Yorkshire Our group is run by parents / carers of people with Downs syndrome in North Yorkshire. We aim to provide families with a chance to meet socialise and share information, friendship and support. We...

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Hearing Dogs for Deaf People To train dogs as assistance dogs to alert deaf owners to sounds such as the door, telephone, alarm clock, cooker timer, smoke alarm etc. Have you ever thought your life could be dramatically improved...

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Listing image Jennyfield Evangelical Church - Messy Church Each time there will be a variety of crafts and activities based on our story. A short time of 10 minutes at most with a Bible story for all the family and songs to sing. Each Messy Church session...

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