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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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2-Year Review Have you a child coming up to 2 years? If so look out for your invitation from your Health Visitor to visit the review session. Come and share how your child is developing. Second Tuesday in the...

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7th St Marks Beavers, Swinsty Section 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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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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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 that is run by our bathing assistants. The service operates on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 9.00am and 3.00pm. The shampoo and set service...

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Age UK Knaresborough & District - Learning Weekly courses including computing for beginners and improvers, mobile phones, digital photography, iPads and Kindles.

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Age UK Knaresborough & District - Lunch Club People who use the lunch club service are given a home-cooked midday meal, as well as access to a full variety of activities Meeting time: 10am – 2.30pm

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

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Age UK Knaresborough & District - Pilates Pilates sessions take place every Wednesday afternoon from 2.00pm - 3.0pm at the Community Hall, Stockwell Lane, Knaresborough.

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Age UK Knaresborough & District - Travel Club Day Trips and Outings (April – December)

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Age UK Knaresborough & District - Yoga Class Yoga classes take place every Thursday morning from 11.00am - 12.00pm.

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

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Age UK North Yorkshire - Book Group Group meets on the first Monday of the month. Share ideas about books. No charge but pre-booking is essential. Annual fee £5. Meeting time: 1.30pm – 3pm

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Age UK North Yorkshire - Circuits Low impact circuit/extend class for increasing mobility, improving strength, balance and co-ordination. Booking essential. Cost £4. Term time only. Meeting time: 11.00am – 12noon

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Age UK North Yorkshire - 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 - Seated Pilates £4 per class, including tea and biscuits Meeting time: 10am - 11am

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Age UK North Yorkshire - Social Time & Seated Exercise 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 - 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 - Walking For Health Staying Steady Strollers Staying Steady Strollers, Harrogate and District Health Walk Scheme is run through Age UK North Yorkshire. We aim to provide, short, local walks which are accessible to those without a car....

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Age UK North Yorkshire - 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 - Yoga £4 per class, including tea and biscuits Meeting time: 1.45pm - 3pm. Term time only.

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Age UK North Yorkshire in Ripon Age UK exists to promote the well-being of all older people and to help make life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. We offer a free information and advice service and an advice worker is...

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Age UK North Yorkshire In Ripon - Art Class All abilities welcome. Cost £3.50 includes refreshments. (September – May) Meeting time: 2.00 – 4.00pm

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Age UK North Yorkshire in Ripon - Bishop Monkton Lunch Lunch costs £4.50. Meeting time: 12.30 – 1.45pm

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Age UK North Yorkshire In Ripon - Book Club Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month bi-monthly. £20 annual subscription to cover room, books & refreshments. Meeting time: 10.30am – 12noon

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Age UK North Yorkshire In Ripon - Calling Older Men Different lunch venues in Ripon. First Wednesday in the month. Open to all gentlemen 50+ years. Meeting time: 12.00 noon – 1.30pm.

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Age UK North Yorkshire In Ripon - Dance Mix Exercise Class Cost £4 includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Meeting time: 2.00 – 3.00pm

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Age UK North Yorkshire In Ripon - Dishforth Lunch Club 12.30 – 1.30pm

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Age UK North Yorkshire In Ripon - Roving Lunch Club Various venues in Ripon most Thursdays.

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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. Meeting time: 8.00pm – 9.00pm

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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 - Coffee Morning The Centre hosts a coffee morning with charity stall on the first Thursday of each month Everyone is welcome to pop in for a tea or coffee and biscuits.

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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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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 (Ripon and Harrogate District) Dementia support workers offer information and practical guidance to help people understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer support face to face, over...

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Alzheimer's Society (Ripon And Harrogate District) - Dementia Cafe For people with dementia & their carers, on 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. Carers can access information and advice including benefits advice. Meeting time: 2.30 – 4.00pm

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Alzheimer's Society (Ripon And Harrogate District) - Singing For The Brain A fun, stimulating and social activity for people with memory problems and their family and friends. Meeting time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm

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Alzheimer's Society (Ripon And Harrogate District) - Singing For The Brain  Last Wednesday in the month.  Singing in a friendly and stimulating social environment. Meeting time: 10.30am – 12.00 noon. 

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

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Amnesty Harrogate & Knaresborough - Letter Writing Campaign Last Thursday of each month. Everyone welcome. Meeting time: 11.00am

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Arch Mediation Services 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 meets on the first Thursday evening of every month. People with arthritis, their carers and friends all welcome...

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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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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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Avalon Bilton Club (ABC) A social club for adults aged 18 and above of all abilities. Join in different sessions such as craft or cookery, play indoor sport or just have a cup of tea and a chat. Meets on Thursdays in term...

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Avalon Group The Avalon Group is an award-winning social care charity providing high quality services across the north of England. Our services are tailored to individual needs and preferences, provide excellent...

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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 Barnardos Spring Hill School Barnardo's Spring Hill School is a residential special school in Ripon offering 52 week, 38 week and day placements. We provide quality education and care for young people from 9-19 years old...

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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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