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

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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, with fun and friendship, peer support, access to a trained dementia support...

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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 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 Harrogate Wellbeing Choir The Harrogate Wellbeing Choir is an inclusive community singing group, open to anyone over 18 in the local Harrogate area with lived experience of mental ill health. It is an accessible, relaxed and...

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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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