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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 Disabled Swimming Swimming for disabled people & their families/carers. Meeting time: 7.30 – 8.30pm

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Driving Force Voluntary Car Driving Service in Harrogate & Knaresborough areas During the coronavirus outbreak this service was suspended but has now re-started to offer transport to passengers without any other means to attend Covid-19 vaccinations and other essential health...

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Listing image Dyslexia Action Free information and advice provided for anybody with problems concerning reading, writing, spelling or maths; assessments by educational psychologists arranged; tuition available for dyslexic...

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Dyspraxia Foundation People who have dyspraxia often find the routine tasks of daily life such as driving, household chores, cooking and personal care difficult. They can also find coping at work is hard. The Helpline...

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Dyspraxia Foundation People who have dyspraxia often find the routine tasks of daily life such as driving, household chores, cooking and personal care difficult. They can also find coping at work is hard. The Helpline...

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Dystonia UK We exist to give hope and support to those living with dystonia. Creating UK and worldwide awareness.

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Listing image Economic Development Unit (Harrogate Borough Council) Provides information on: sites and premises within Harrogate District, community development and regeneration; accessing grants for community projects or business; advice on project development;...

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Listing image Ehlers-Danlos Support Group Provides information, support and advice for sufferers of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and their families. The group also aims to heighten awareness among healthcare professionals and promote research.

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Elizabeth Finn Care Elizabeth Finn Care is an independent charity that assists people who have contributed professionally to society and now need help themselves. Our financial support can vary from one-off payments for...

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Emerging Voices Wellbeing Choir Emerging Voices music charity in partnership with Harrogate Mind presents free, supportive, inclusive sessions in a relaxed environment, open to anyone who experiences mental ill health. We run...

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Epilepsy Action A national charity providing advice, information and support to people with epilepsy and their families. Freephone helpline, publications and videos and local/online support groups. (Contact head...

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Escape-Pain (for those living with arthritis) Due to the coronavirus outbreak there are now FREE virtual classes for those struggling with knee or hip joint pain for anyone age 55+ living in North Yorkshire. Sessions start w/c 5 October 2020...

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Essential Needs (Community Furniture Store of Harrogate & District) The Store will remain open throughout coronavirus lockdown restrictions in November on a part time basis. (Monday-Thursday 9.30am - 1.00pm). Sales will be strictly limited to essential items and...

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Experience Community CIC Experience Community help people with disabilities to access the countryside on rambles and bike rides. We provide taster sessions and support with finding the right equipment for the individual as...

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Fairfax Wellbeing Community Hub Fairfax Community Centre offers a wide range of facilities and activities. They include a main activity hall for clubs, activities and parties, badminton and basketball courts, a five-a-side pitch,...

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Listing image Fairfax Wellbeing Community Hub - Boccia @ Fairfax Boccia is a Paralympic sport playable by everyone regardless of ability. Open to all ages and abilities. Mondays 11am - 12noon

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Listing image Fairfax Wellbeing Community Hub - Coffee, Cake & Conversation Morning On the last Friday of the month. All welcome. Meeting time: 9.30am – 11.30am

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Listing image Fairfax Wellbeing Community Hub - Exercise after Stroke The class aims to improve physical capability, strength balance and coordination and confidence in people who have had a stroke through specific exercises delivered with a trained instructor in a fun...

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Listing image Fairfax Wellbeing Community Hub - Exercise for falls prevention Exercise class for those who have fallen or at a high risk of falling. The class will help improve posture, strength, agility, co-ordination and balance. Friday mornings 11.30am - 12.30pm

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Listing image Fairfax Wellbeing Community Hub - Exercise for Osteoarthritis Class specifically for people with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

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Listing image Fairfax Wellbeing Community Hub - Knit & Natter Meets every Tuesday. All ages welcome. Make new friends whilst learning to knit. Tea and cakes. Meeting time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

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Listing image Fairfax Wellbeing Community Hub - Lunch Club For All 2 course lunch and coffee in a warm and social environment. Booking essential Meeting time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

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Listing image Fairfax Wellbeing Community Hub - Pilates and Stretch During term-time. Lengthen and strengthen muscles, improve your core strength, stability and mobility. A friendly and welcoming session suitable for all abilities, ages 16 +. £5 per session....

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Fairfax Wellbeing Community Hub - Strong and Steady Strong and Steady is a 12-week programme designed to encourage people to become more active and reduce the risk of trips and falls. Delivered by friendly, qualified instructors, the specialised...

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Fairfax Youth Club NYY youth clubs are for young people in yr7+ and offer a range of activities including sports, cooking, games/quizzes, music and arts and crafts as well access to information and guidance. Activities...

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Listing image Families Anonymous Families Anonymous is a self-help organisation that supports the friends and families of anyone with a drug problem. It is non-affiliated and self funding and follows the twelve steps of Alcoholics...

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Family Fund Family Fund is the UK's largest charity providing grants to families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Our grants for a wide range of essentials including family...

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Listing image Family Spot St. Andrews Church – Family Spot – mums, carers and toddlers group – 0-4 yr. Old – Mon and Thur. Term Times 10am -11.30am- £3 per session further info on the website

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Listing image Fighting Ependymoma Fighting Ependymoma’s aim is to support world class research into childhood ependymoma brain cancer. It is a memorial charity to honour Chris Bramhall who fought the disease for 13 years.

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Listing image Fit 4 Life Fit4Life in Harrogate District is a 12 week weight management programme which aims to promote healthy eating and physical activity to achieve healthy weight loss. Participants are supported and...

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Follifoot Park Disabled Riders Group Our aim is to provide opportunities for people with a wide range of disabilities to enjoy the unique benefits of horse riding and carriage driving. Follifoot Park Disabled Riders Group see...

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Listing image Foresight Helps with infertility, miscarriages, low birth weight, lactation failure, allergies, physical and learning disability using nutritional and environmental methods.

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Foundation Harrogate Resettlement and Community Support (RACS): offering intensive resettlement and accommodation support for offenders who are assessed as being a greater risk to the community. Making Safe: supporting...

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Listing image Foundation Progress Group The Progress Group invites young people, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to take part in a broad range of services, support and activities, including numeracy/literacy and IT skills,...

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Frack Free Harrogate District Frack Free Harrogate District is a community grouping drawn together by a shared opposition to Fracking (non-conventional gas exploration) in the region. The group is open to individual members and...

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Friends of Harrogate Hospital The Friends of Harrogate Hospital are a group of volunteers who carry out fundraising for the benefit of patients within the hospital and community. The NHS can only do so much and we raise funds to...

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Listing image Friends of Harrogate Library The Friends of Harrogate Library is a group set up to support Harrogate Library by encouraging local interest in, and use of, the library and arranging social events to raise funds for small, agreed...

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Listing image Friends of Ripon Hospitals Raise funds to provide equipment, facilities and amenities for patients, staff, visitors at Ripon Hospital and satellite units. To raise levels of awareness and support for the hospital and local...

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Listing image Friends of the Earth (Harrogate & District) Supports the work of Friends of the Earth UK to raise local awareness of environmental issues and encourage sustainable practice.

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Friends of THE LOCAL FUND ‘Friends of the LOCAL FUND’ - a group of like-minded people and organisations who wish to encourage charitable giving and gain support for THE LOCAL FUND in the Harrogate District. Anyone who cares...

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