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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 & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service.


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.

If you cannot find what you are looking for please phone us on 01423 813096 or email help@harcvs.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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Craft and Natter A chance to have a catch up and participate in craft activities at our informal group. Cost: Free of charge. £0.45 per mile for voluntary car driving service if required. Thursday afternoons between...

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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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Listing image Crossroads Care (Harrogate, Craven and York) We are a registered Charity providing a Carer respite service. Crossroads offers a domiciliary based respite care service for those caring for adults with various disabilities in the Harrogate, Ripon...

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Cruse Bereavement Care North Yorkshire Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Specially trained volunteers in...

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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 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,...

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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. A chance to meet others and socialise. Everybody is welcome and a special welcome to those who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a...

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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 Dementia Forward is a local charity which supports people living with dementia across North Yorkshire. Dementia support advisors and Admiral Nurses provide a personalised service, from information...

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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 Group Tea and Chat in Ripon Tea and Chat at Ripon Library on the first Thursday of each month 1 pm - 2pm Harrogate and District Diabetes UK offer help and support to everyone who has Diabetes their families and friends living...

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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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Listing image 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: Personal care and support for younger physically disabled people at our...

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Disability Action Yorkshire - Furniture Enterprise We have a dedicated Social Enterprise that sells pre-used, quality furniture to the public We display all of the furniture in our brilliant showroom, which is situated on Hornbeam Park, Harrogate At...

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

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Listing image Dystonia Society To ensure that everyone affected by dystonia has access to the treatment, support and information they need to achieve the best possible quality of life.

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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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Elim Pentecostal Church Our main hall is a modern, comfortable and ideal place in which to host a children's party, seminar, meeting or workshop. We have kitchen facilities, tables, chairs, projection, sound system,...

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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 yo anyone who experiences mental ill health. Fridays 2 -...

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Epilepsy Action A national organisation providing advice, information and support to people with epilepsy and anyone with an interest in the condition. Freephone helpline, publications and videos and local support...

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Escape-Pain (for those living with arthritis) Do you have knee or hip pain? Join our ESCAPE-pain class, meet other people living with arthritis. Learn information and simple ways to better manage knee and/or hip pain, a gentle individualised...

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Essential Needs (Community Furniture Store of Harrogate & District) Essential Needs is a registered local charity that collects good quality furniture, electrical items and other household goods from generous donors and sells them on at nominal cost to those on low...

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