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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 Harrogate Archaeological Society Promote interest in archaeology in the Harrogate District by lectures and visits to archaeological and historic sites.

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Listing image Harrogate Baptist Church Harrogate Baptist Church offer a community venue. The hall is used by a variety of groups including Messy Church, uniformed organisations and our the CAMEO luncheon group for older folk. Check the...

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Listing image Harrogate Bliss Family Support Group First Saturday of the month. Safe and friendly environment to share experiences or just meet other parents and carers who have had a baby in special care. Meeting time: 10.00am -2.00pm

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Harrogate Borough Council Providing local services across Harrogate District. During the ongoing situation with the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, the HBC website is being updated with the latest information about waste and...

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Listing image Harrogate Borough Council - Personal budgeting and support Advice and support if you are having financial problems which may be making it difficult for you to pay your rent as well as your other essential bills. This free and confidential budgeting service...

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Listing image Harrogate Borough Council Disability Development We are part of the Sport and Active Lifestyles team and advice and support on accessing sport, leisure and play activities at Harrogate Borough Council facilities. We also offer a range of specialist...

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Harrogate Borough Council Homeless Prevention Support Help with housing support needs for people in Harrogate District aged 18+, who may be homeless or threatened with homelessness and need help to maintain or access a tenancy. Support includes...

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Harrogate Borough Council: Grant for Home Energy Improvements Warmer homes and lower bills: Grants and interest free loans are now available for home energy improvements. You may be able to get a grant for loft and cavity wall insulation or an interest-free...

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Listing image Harrogate Child Contact Centre Child Contact Centres are neutral meeting places where children of separated families can enjoy contact with one or both parents, and sometimes other family members, in a comfortable and safe...

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Listing image Harrogate Civic Society A voluntary independent organisation that exists to enhance the character and amenities of Harrogate whilst protecting and preserving all the best of the past.

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Listing image Harrogate Civil Service Retirement Fellowship The CSRF is a registered charity concerned with the social welfare of retired civil servants. Our aim is to relieve the problems of our beneficiaries in retirement, including loneliness, suffering,...

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Harrogate Clothes Bank During the coronavirus outbreak please check the Facebook page for latest updates on when the Clothes Bank is open and what donations are being accepted. The Harrogate Clothes Bank is a free service...

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Harrogate Community House From Tuesday 5th January 2021 Harrogate Community House is closed to visitors until further notice, due to the coronavirus outbreak. If you need to make contact with Harrogate Community House during...

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Harrogate District Biodiversity Action Group (HDBAG) The aim of HDBAG is to promote the conservation and improvement of the natural environment throughout Harrogate and district. The group aims to champion biodiversity by campaigning, advising and...

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Harrogate District Cycle Action Harrogate District Cycle Action is an Association dedicated to encouraging cycling as a healthy, safe and enjoyable activity for all ages, and as a mode of transport. Our key objective is to campaign...

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Harrogate District Foodbank During the coronavirus outbreak food can be donated at Waitrose and Morrisons in Harrogate and Jennyfields Co-Op during store hours, where there is usually a list of the items most needed. Supplies...

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Harrogate District Foodbank - Foodbank Distribution Point (Harrogate) The Harrogate foodbank distribution point reamins open twice weekly during the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday and Friday 10.30 - 12.30. Clients need a voucher which is received through a front line...

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Harrogate District Foodbank - Foodbank Distribution Point (Knaresborough) The Knaresborough foodbank distribution point remains open once a week on Mondays 10.30 - 12.30 during the coronavirus pandemic. Clients need a voucher which is received through a front line service...

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Harrogate District of Sanctuary The Harrogate District of Sanctuary started in November 2016. We are a grassroots organisation but in December 2016 the Harrogate Borough Council voted unanimously to endorse the project. We are part...

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Harrogate District Over 50s Forum The Forum is a regular meeting for older people to have a say about the things that matter to them. The Forum offers a chance to find out about different services available to older people and to...

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Listing image Harrogate District Safer Communities Partnership To improve and maintain the quality of life within the community, ensuring that people feel safe and not threatened by crime and disorder or other anti-social behaviour.

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Listing image Harrogate Dramatic Society The Harrogate Dramatic Society was founded in 1946. We’ve produced over 300 productions in our 70 year history (comedy, tragedy, classic and contemporary – you name it, we’ve done it!) and put on an...

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Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) During the coronavirus outbreak the teams are busy as the Community Support Organisation for Harrogate and surrounding villages working with North Yorkshire County Council to provide help and...

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Harrogate Fitmums & Friends A friendly, sociable and supportive running and walking club, organised by a team of volunteer leaders and coaches. Harrogate Fitmums & Friends welcomes everyone to sessions - no need to be a mum...

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Harrogate Forum Formerly known as Harrogate Men's Forum, in February 2020, we voted to be an all-inclusive group for men and women. We meet on Thursday mornings throughout the winter with a weekly programme of...

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Harrogate Gateway Club Harrogate Gateway Club provides social activities for adults with learning difficulties. Activities range from Bingo, raffles, quizzes, disco and various themed evenings. We also offer day trips for...

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Harrogate Gateway Football Club The club provides coaching and footballing opportunities for people with learning disabilities in the Harrogate area. The club caters for and runs teams at all levels of ability. As well as playing...

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Harrogate Homeless Project During the coronavirus outbreak, the Hostel remains open. Springboard Day Centre is open Monday – Friday for rough sleepers only for laundry, food, shower and specific support needs. People who are...

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Harrogate Homeless Project - Springboard Day Centre During the coronavirus outbreak, the Centre is open Monday – Friday for rough sleepers only for laundry, food, shower and specific support needs. People who are vulnerably housed are kept in touch...

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Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity We fund specialist equipment, training and services, going above and beyond the provision of the NHS to help improve treatment and facilities for all departments and services at Harrogate and...

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Harrogate Hospital Radio Harrogate Hospital Radio exists to provide a dedicated radio broadcasting service to patients at Harrogate District Hospital. By providing entertaining programmes and playing requests and dedications...

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Harrogate Housing Association We are a small, but expanding, housing association who only operate in the Harrogate District. We offer homes for rent and on a shared ownership basis. With a personal, local service we want to...

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Harrogate Hub During the coronavirus outbreak, local churches are supporting their parishioners. You can find a list of churches in Harrogate http://theharrogatehub.org/churches/ There is a Harrogate Churches...

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Harrogate International Festivals During the coronavirus outbreak Harrogate Festivals in your home gives access to all the fun of the Festivals, without stepping outside your home. #HIFAtHome has Festival events, recordings from the...

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Harrogate International Festivals - Musical Mums Free music and singing sessions for younger mums under 25 and their tots and babies in a friendly and relaxed environment. Learn together, improve confidence and make new friends. Meeting time: 1pm...

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Harrogate Islamic Association (HIAL) We pride ourselves on being a diverse, inclusive community of Muslims from all over the globe that have made Harrogate District their temporary or permanent home. Our mission is to provide support...

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Harrogate Library and Customer Services Centre From 5th January the following services will be available at Harrogate library: - Return library items that are currently on loan. - Make use of our Select & Collect Service by contacting the...

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Listing image Harrogate Library and Customer Services Centre - All A-Board!  Do you enjoy scrabble, cards, dominoes and jigsaws? Enjoy playing games and doing jigsaws together. Meeting time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

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Listing image Harrogate Library and Customer Services Centre - Coffee And Conversation Group Meet new people and share stories! The Group is hosted by volunteers and meets in the café area. £1 for coffee or tea. Meeting time: 10.30am  –  11.30am

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Listing image Harrogate Library and Customer Services Centre - Craft Group Free Group and all ages and abilities welcome. Knitting, crochet, felting, stitching, embroidery. Share tips and meet fellow crafters. Meeting in the coffee area at the library. Meeting time: 10....

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Harrogate Library and Customer Services Centre - English Language Conversation Group Is English your second language? Do you want to practise and improve? Experienced volunteers at Harrogate Library will cover basic informal conversations. All levels of ability are welcome. Call or...

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Listing image Harrogate Library and Customer Services Centre - One to One Computer Lessons Been given a tablet or computer and don't know where to start? Want to know how to send an email or access the internet? Personalised 45 minute sessions with an IT volunteer, afternoons Monday...

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Harrogate Lifeline Service Harrogate Lifeline is a 24 hour emergency support service specifically designed for elderly, disabled and vulnerable adults to ensure they can live safely and independently in their homes. A new...

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Listing image Harrogate Lions Club Harrogate Lions Club is a voluntary service organisation. We are a group of men and women, of all ages and backgrounds who strive to make a difference in our local community and also communities...

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Listing image Harrogate Lung Cancer Support Group Meets monthly on the last Wednesday of the month. Meeting time: 10am - 11.30am. All are welcome.

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Harrogate Macular Support Group To give information and support to help people live more independent lives. To listen to speakers relevant to their needs. Meeting each month. Macular degeneration is the most common form of visual...

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Listing image Harrogate Malayalee Association Harrogate Malayalees Association is a group of Malayalees (people hailing from the souther Indian state of Kerala who speaks Malayalam as their mother tongue) living in and around Harrogate. The...

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Harrogate Neighbours HNHA is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status, providing affordable quality care services for elderly people across the Harrogate District and the neighbouring boroughs. Services are...

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Harrogate Primetime Are you an Armed Forces Veteran or did you do National Service? Are you interested in socialising with other veterans? This is a group for you! Come join us on Wednesday's from 1.30 - 2.30pm at...

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Listing image Harrogate Rethink Support Group We support carers, sufferers and relatives and give information and advice through our national and local groups. We campaign locally and nationally for better services and resources for mentally ill...

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Harrogate Scrubbers A group of volunteers fundraising and sewing scrubs to support health and care staff in Harrogate and the surrounding district. If you know an experienced sewer or someone just starting out on their...

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Harrogate Shopmobility The service enables users to enjoy shopping, business or leisure trips within the town centre in relative comfort. Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays) Powered Scooters,...

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Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre Friendly and supportive adult education and day services centre for people with learning disabilities. Courses include arts, craft, literacy, music, singing, leisure courses, IT, allotment group,...

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Harrogate Sporting Memories We support older people across the UK living with dementia, depression and loneliness by engaging them in social activities and helping them to recall memories of watching or playing sport. By...

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Harrogate Theatre Harrogate Theatre has two performance spaces (one mid-scale and one studio), which allow for producing and presenting theatre, dance, music and comedy. The organisation runs a vibrant education and...

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Harrogate Theatre - For Young People Harrogate Theatre offers a range of weekly term-time creative workshops for young people at its education space, Hive. Harrogate Youth Theatre, Harrogate Youth Singing and Harrogate Youth Playwrights...

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Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation Harrogate Town Football Foundation C.I.C is a community investment, not for profit, organisation. The aim of the foundation is to provide opportunities for individuals to enhance their opportunities...

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Harrogate u3a From Bridge to Badminton, from walking to writing for pleasure and many other subjects in between. If you can't find a group to suit you, you can start your own. In addition there are monthly...

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Listing image Harrogate Women's Project HWP is intended to empower women by providing support, advice, training, sign posting and companionship - all while having fun!! Our first desire is to help women that are vulnerable, socially...

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Listing image Harrogate Writers Circle All interested in writing very welcome including professional and amateur writers. Meeting time: 7.30pm

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