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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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Cliff House Community Support Services We provide a range of Health and Social Care Practical Support as well as Advice and Care Planning for all adults over 18 years in the Harrogate District. Our services aim to enable people to live as...

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Code Club Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. We create projects for our volunteers to teach at after school coding clubs or at non-school...

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Community First Yorkshire Promotes and supports voluntary and community action in the county. Provides advice and support to organisations, helps promote new ideas and facilitates voluntary and community organisations to make...

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Community Heads Up Programme Third Friday of every month, from Friday 20 December 2019, 1.30 – 2.30pm. Members of the local community aged 18+ of all abilities are invited to join a kick around, challenges and a mini game of...

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Listing image Community lunch in the Arches Every Thursday from 12:00pm - 1.00pm. £5 for two courses.

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Compass BUZZ Young people ( 11 - 18 year olds) can text BUZZ US about any mental health or wellbeing concerns such as low mood, stress, eating problem, self harm, anxiety or self esteem. Confidential advice,...

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Compass REACH YOUNG people aged from 9 to 19 (and up to 25 for those with special educational needs or disabilities) across North Yorkshire affected by substance misuse, poor sexual health and issues relating to...

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Connect to Wellbeing This free service can help you access a variety of tailored health and wellbeing services across the Harrogate district. We are professional and approachable and our aim is to improve the health and...

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Connecting Opportunities This service is still running and is open to new referrals during the Coronavirus /Covid-19 outbreak. All services for participants are being offered remotely. Connecting Opportunities works with...

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Contact - for families with disabled children The helpline is for parents and carers in any part of the UK with a disabled child aged from birth to 25. Your child can have any kind of disability or additional need, and you do not need to have a...

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Continued Care Friendship & Social Group Attendance is free and open to anyone who would like to enjoy a coffee, cake and a chat with a friendly group of people. The meetings will also feature regular events and presentations, including a...

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Cook and Eat Social Every Tuesday 11am – 1pm (term time) Open to families and individuals, a social session with free access to PC’s and facilities at the community centre, including linking with a group cook and eat...

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Listing image Copt Hewick Village Hall The village hall is a venue for a variety of uses - Two halls available separately or singly, full bar facilities with cask beer and kitchen facilities with commercial dishwasher. The venue is...

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Listing image Cosy Coffee Memory Cafe An opportunity for Fun, Friendship and Memories for people with Dementia. Different themes each month to provide entertainment, coffee and an opportunity to chat. All welcome on the first Saturday of...

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Listing image CrisisCall CrisisCall is an out-of-hours telephone helpline for people, aged 16 and over, who are in crisis due to mental health problems. The service is also available for carers. The service is self-referring...

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Cruse Bereavement Care North Yorkshire During the coronavirus outbreak Cruse Bereavement Care, York & North Yorkshire Area continues to offer telephone support to bereaved people and support to parents on how to help their children....

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Listing image Dalesbus Ramblers A varied programme of FREE guided walks in the Yorkshire Dales. All the walks are accessible by bus or train and are open to the general public. There’s no need to book in advance if you’d like to...

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Dancing for Well-Being During the coronavirus outbreak, Dancing For Wellbeing groups are not meeting but they are running live 30-min sessions on their Facebook page every week-day at 2.00 p.m Why not join them for a bit...

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Dancing for Well-Being at Bilton Community Centre Dancing for Well-Being groups are ideal for older people with mobility or health problems who find other dance or exercise classes too strenuous or challenging. You can dance SITTING or STANDING, you...

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Dancing for Well-Being at Chain Lane Community Hub, Knaresborough Dancing for Well-Being groups are ideal for older people with mobility or health problems who find other dance or exercise classes too strenuous or challenging. You can dance SITTING or STANDING, you...

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Dancing for Well-Being at Friends Meeting House, Harrogate Dancing for Well-Being groups are ideal for older people with mobility or health problems who find other dance or exercise classes too strenuous or challenging. You can dance SITTING or STANDING, you...

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Dancing for Well-Being at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall Dancing for Well-Being groups are ideal for older people with mobility or health problems who find other dance or exercise classes too strenuous or challenging. You can dance SITTING or STANDING, you...

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Dancing for Well-Being at St Andrews Church, High Street, Starbeck Dancing for Well-Being groups are ideal for older people with mobility or health problems who find other dance or exercise classes too strenuous or challenging. You can dance SITTING or STANDING, you...

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Dancing for Well-Being in Boroughbridge NEW weekly Dancing for Well-Being group on Mondays, 11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m starting on 30th September 2019. A warm welcome awaits you! Dancing for Well-Being is ideal for older people who have health...

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Darley in Bloom If you have an interest in helping to make Darley village look good then why not think about volunteering with Darley in Bloom. This group looks after the flower boxes and borders throughout the...

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Deaf Cafe Every second Thursday of the month, 2 -4pm at Harrogate Library (not during the coronavirus outbreak) A chance to meet others and socialise. Everybody is welcome and a special welcome to those who...

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Dementia Connection We are a support group for those that have a parent with dementia.

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Dementia Forward During the coronavirus outbreak, face to face activities are not taking place but Dementia Forward is operating a support helpline staffed by professional dementia support advisors for anyone who...

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Dementia Forward - Community Coffee Morning Join us for our community coffee morning, every last Friday of the month (except Bank Holidays) from 10am until 12pm. The coffee morning is run by Dementia Forward volunteers who provide delicious...

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Dementia Forward - Singing For Fun! A weekly singing group for people living with dementia and their carers with refreshments. A chance to meet other people affected by dementia, with fun and friendship, peer support, access to a...

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Dementia Forward - Wellbeing Café A weekly Wellbeing Café for people living with dementia and their carers. A chance to take part in activities, with refreshments and peer support, as well as advice and information from trained...

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Dementia Friendly Swimming Sessions A friendly environment for people with dementia to enjoy the pool. Sessions starting weekly from Friday 7 September 2018, 10.15 - 11.15am. Free for carers (one person can go free with a customer who...

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Listing image Diabetes Support and information Group in Ripon Drop in information sessions usually held at Ripon Library on the first Thursday of each month 1 pm - 2pm are temporarily suspended to due the outbreak of COVID we hope to return as soon as possible...

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Diabetes UK Get specialist information and advice on all aspects of living with diabetes. Call us for answers, support or just to talk to someone who knows about diabetes. There are currently 4 million people in...

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Dignity Through Education Established in 2015, Dignity Through Education is a small association based in Harrogate. It provides additional funding to help the children of Sri Lankan tea plantation workers attend university....

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Disability Action Yorkshire Disability Action Yorkshire works with disabled people, providing a range of options and practical solutions which include: During the coronavirus outbreak a Conversation Line on 01423 855410 (Mon –...

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Listing image Disability Action Yorkshire - Free E-learning DAY recognise the difficulty some disabled people may have accessing learning and support. They can help by providing free individual online learning packages to achieve qualifications or skills,...

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Disability Action Yorkshire - Furniture Enterprise Following the coronavirus outbreak, the Store has re-opened. Check the facebook page for details of current opening times. We have a dedicated Social Enterprise that sells pre-used, quality...

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Disability Rights UK Disability Rights UK campaign in parliament on behalf of all disabled people in areas including: • Increasing opportunities in education and employment. • Changing attitudes to disability. •...

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Listing image Disabled Motoring UK A campaigning charity for disabled drivers, passengers and Blue Badge holders. We lobby government & businesses across the UK in order to improve parking, refuelling and access provision for...

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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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