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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 directory contains information about over 500 activities and services and is regularly updated by local charity, Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service.

If you cannot find what you are looking for please phone us on 01423 504074 or email cvs@harcvs.org.uk and we will do our best to direct you to someone who can help.

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

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'Driving Force' Voluntary Car Driving Service in Harrogate & Knaresborough areas Driving Force is a voluntary car driver service providing door-to-door transport for non-urgent trips. We help local people without access to their own transport and unable to use public transport...

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Listing image 10th Harrogate (St Peters) Brownies The 10th Harrogate (St Peter’s) Brownies meet on Tuesdays from 5.45pm till 7pm (term-time only). At present we have 24 girls who spend their time playing games, doing various types of craft work and...

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7th St Marks Beavers (Fewston Tuesdays & Swinsty Fridays) The 7th St Mark's Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged 6-8. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise...

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AB Welfare and Wildlife Trust The group keeps a good stock of tools to use for the protection and promotion of wildlife. Tasks include pond digging, cutting of grass and scrub, tree felling and planting. These are undertaken on a...

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Abbeyfield (Ripon & District) Society Ltd Provider of sheltered housing for 10 elderly persons able to be independent, including 2 meals daily. No care.

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AbilityNet AbilityNet provides a range of support to help disabled people get the most from their home computers, tablets and smartphones. Our network of friendly AbilityNet IT Can Help volunteers can fix all...

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Action For Children - Harrogate & Craven Young Carers Caring for a parent or relative can be hard for children or young people. It can affect your experience at school, your friendships and your future. At our young carers project, we will: Support...

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Action for the Environment Group To stimulate and support new projects and promote environmental issues particularly focusing on energy, waste and recycling, water conservation, transport and our local surroundings/biodiversity in...

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Action on Pain Support and advice for those affected by chronic pain.

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ActionAid UK ActionAid is a unique partnership of people who are fighting for a world without poverty, in which every person can exercise their right to a life of dignity. We work with poor and marginalised...

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Listing image Active Health Scheme An accessible service for adults who would benefit from a structured physical activity programme in a safe, supervised environment. The scheme will support people in making lifestyle changes...

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ADDept Yorkshire / ADHD & Learning Ability Support Provides information for individuals, parents/guardians, professionals and the public. Gives support and raises awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and campaigns for...

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Adversity United Under 12's Disability Football Club in Harrogate for boys and girls aged 6- 12 years living with physical, behavioural, social and cerebral challenges. Training sessions at Harrogate Grammar...

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Age UK Knaresborough & District To provide services for older people to promote independence and wellbeing. Services include day care, home from hospital support, healthy living, learning and leisure opportunities, travel club,...

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Age UK Knaresborough & District - Bathing Service We have a very modern, up-to-date bathing facility for people who find it difficult to get into a bath, run by our bathing assistants. The service operates on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday...

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Age UK Knaresborough & District - Lunch Club Lunch clubs are at Cliff House in Knaresborough every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, between 10am and 2.30pm. People who use the lunch club service are given a home-cooked midday meal, as...

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Age UK Knaresborough & District - Nail Clipping Service Mondays monthly by appointment, 10am – 11.30am

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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington is a local independent charity, and we are committed to delivering quality assured services and activities to our customers. We've been in operation since...

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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington in Ripon Based in offices in Duck Hill, a short distance from Ripon Market Square, our Ripon office provides a range of services and informations for over 50's, including Information & Advice,...

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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington in Harrogate Age UK in Harrogate is part of Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington, and our mission is to ensure that regardless of age, everyone in Harrogate can love later life. We run a range of services...

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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington in Harrogate - Seated Exercise £4 per class including refreshments. Meeting time: 9.45am - 10.45am

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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington in Harrogate - Book Club Group meets on the first Monday of the month. Share ideas about books. Meeting time: 1.30pm – 3pm

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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington in Harrogate - Exercise & Social Group (Day Break) Often with a speaker/activity during social time session at 11am. £4.00 including refreshments. Meeting time: 10.00am – 12noon

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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington in Harrogate - Moving in Circles (Circuits Training) Low impact circuit/extend class for increasing mobility, improving strength, balance and co-ordination. Cost £4. Term time only. Meeting time: 11.00am – 12noon

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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington in Harrogate - Seated Exercise to Music Every Monday (closed August) £4 per class, including tea and biscuits. Meeting time: 11.30am - 12.30pm

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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington in Harrogate - Touchstones 2 Supporting bereaved people, older people. Meeting time: 10.30am - 12 noon. Cost £2.50 Occasional lunch outings.

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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington in Harrogate - Write Away Group Writing Group meets every Tuesday for those who enjoy writing creatively and sharing their work with others. Meeting time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington in Harrogate - Yoga Relax & Stretch Suitable for all levels of ability. £4 per class, including tea and biscuits Meeting time: 1.45pm - 3pm. Term time only.

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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington In Ripon - Art Class All abilities welcome. Learn new techniques in a sociable setting. Cost £3. Meeting time: 2.00 – 4.00pm

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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington In Ripon - Book Club Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month bi-monthly. Meeting time: 10.30am – 12noon

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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington In Ripon - Men's Lunch Clubs Different lunch venues in Ripon. Second Monday in the month. Open to all gentlemen 50+ years. Meeting time: 12.00 noon – 1.30pm.

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Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington In Ripon - Zumba Gold Lower intensity zumba is the perfect exercise for older adults wanting to keep active. Cost £4. Meeting time: 2.00 – 3.00pm

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Aglow International Christian women’s outreach. Speakers. Generally the third Friday of the month (not Aug.) Meeting time: 9.15 – 11.00am.

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Alcoholics Anonymous AA is a voluntary fellowship of men and women who are alcoholics and who help each other to achieve and maintain sobriety by sharing experiences and giving mutual support. Members are helped to...

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Alcoholics Anonymous - Family Group Meeting Anyone who has been or still is affected by someone else’s drinking welcome. The nearest group meets in Otley. Meeting time: 7.45pm - 9.00pm. Check the website for other nearby groups.

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Allhallowgate Methodist Church We are centrally situated in Ripon, just off the Market Square, and adjacent to the Bus Station and Public Car Parks. We have a smart suite of rooms available for use by Church and Community Groups....

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Allhallowgate Methodist Church - Tea Dance The Corner Hall hosts a weekly tea dance, except during August. All are welcome to take part or watch. Meeting time: 2.00 – 4.00pm

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Allhallowgate Methodist Church, RIPON - Coffee Morning The Centre hosts a weekly coffee morning on Thursday mornings with a charity stall on the first Thursday of each month No need to be lonely, everyone is welcome to pop in for a tea or coffee and...

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Allsorts At Winkies Play session for children with special needs aged 0 – 11 years. Siblings welcome. Refreshments, books, information and support for parents and carers. (except Bank Holidays) Meeting time: 3.45pm – 5....

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Alzheimer's Society - Awareness Raising Harrogate, Ripon and Craven We offer face to face awareness raising talks to groups of members of the public, professionals and other organisations. These sessions provide information about local services for people living with...

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Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Information Service Ripon, Harrogate & Craven Our dementia support workers offer information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer information to people who...

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Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Support Dacre Banks Nidderdale Group Practice Our dementia support workers offer information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer information to people who...

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Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Support Harrogate Church Avenue Our dementia support workers offer information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer information to people who...

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Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Support Knaresborough Beech House Surgery Our dementia support workers offer information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer information to people who...

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Listing image Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Support Knaresborough, Stockwell Road Surgery Our dementia support workers offer information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer information to people who...

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Alzheimer’s Society - Harrogate Singing For The Brain A fun, stimulating and social activity for people with memory problems and their family and friends. Come along to our singing group where you can meet new people in a friendly, fun and social...

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Amnesty Harrogate & Knaresborough Meetings on the second Tuesday of the month. Meeting time: 7.30pm

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Amnesty International Harrogate & Knaresborough Group We meet each month to organise activities (on the second Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm) and we also meet on the third Thursday of every month (at midday) to write letters and make ourselves...

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Arch Resolution ARCH is a charity providing mediation and conflict resolution services in the Harrogate District and surrounding areas of Yorkshire. Our aim is to help resolve any form of conflict in the community,...

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Ark Ripon A social club for adults with learning/physical disabilities. (Term-time only & not August) Meeting time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

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Arthritis Care Harrogate (ArCH) The local self help and support group for national charity, Arthritis Care. The group is not currently meeting. Free support is available from the Versus Arthritis Helpline 0800 5200 520 Monday -...

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Listing image ASBAH (North & West Yorkshire) The Association believes that everyone with spina bifida or hydrocephalus has the ability to get the best out of life. Provides support and information. Researches and campaigns to promote individual...

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Listing image ASpect Adult Social Group Are you on the Autism spectrum? Would you like to meet other likeminded individuals? Why not come along to ASpect, a user led social and activity club for young adults on the spectrum and/or with...

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Asthma UK Help and advice for people with asthma and their families.

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ATC (Harrogate) (Air Training Corps) Aims to promote and encourage among young people a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force, to provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life and to foster the...

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Autism Angels Autism Angels works with parents and professionals to improve the lives of all children and offers a range of programmes and events to support any individual or family’s needs. Your whole family is...

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Avalon Bilton Club A social club for adults with learning difficulties or disabilities providing a wide range of activities. Weekly on a Thursday 7 - 9pm during term-time. Bingo, Movie Nights, Disco and Karaoke, Baking...

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AVIF (Able Volunteers International Fund) AVIF is an innovative online charity assisting with sustainable development in Kenya, East Africa via online and onsite volunteering.

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Listing image Baby Basics Harrogate Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby Baby Basics provides much...

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Bilton and Woodfield Community Library Bilton and Woodfield Community Library is a small, friendly library at the heart of the local community. We are more than sixty local volunteers, managing and running the library for the benefit of...

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