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Avalon Ripon Klub (ARK)

Location: Ripon – Phone: E Mail: jerryjanderson@btinternet.com
Description : A social club for adults with learning and/or physical disabilities. Ripon

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Disability Project (Harrogate Borough Council – Visit the website here

Location: Harrogate – Phone: E Mail: danielle.mulholland@harrogate.gov.uk
Description : The Disability Project offers advice and support on accessing sport, leisure and play activities at Harrogate Borough Council facilities. We also offer a range of specialist and inclusive sessions for disabled children and adults

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Follifoot Park Disabled Riders Group – Visit the website here

Location: Follifoot Harrogate – Phone: E Mail: admin@follifootparkdrg.org.uk
Description : The aim of the group is to provide therapeutic horse riding and carriage driving for children and adults with a wide variety of disabilities.

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Gateway Clubs – Harrogate Gateway Football Club – Visit the website here

Location: Harrogate – Phone: See Website
Description : 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 in the Northern Alliance League, the club enters regional and national competitions and regularly has players

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Good Company – Visit the website here

Location: Knave House, Massey Fold, Spofforth, Harrogate – Phone: 01937 591 251
Description : Good Company is a members club for unattached people, male and female, who are in their 50s, 60s and 70s -people like you who wish to broaden their social circles with others who have similar interests. Once a member, an extensive list of carefully selected events will be sent to you.  All you have to do is simply choose which events you would like to attend. The activities and events they offer are group-based so you can feel safe and secure. From the moment you arrive at your event, your host will introduce to your fellow guests so you can relax and enjoy yourself.
For more information, visit Good Company.

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HAPS Harrogate Autism Parent Support – Visit the website here

Location: HarrogatePhone: 01423 541019 or E Mail: haps072013@gmail.com
Description : A friendly relaxed group where Parents and Carers of children on the Autistic Spectrum can meet and chat.

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Harrogate Nights Out Meetup – Visit the website here

Location: Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5HZ – Phone: 07949635680
Description : Stuck at a loose end, all your friends doing the couple/family thing – just fancy a night out, good company, few drinks, hear some music, good food, movies, theatre, interested to meet some fellow Harrogatonians or those from out of town…. male or female, couples or singles, this is an opportunity not to miss. All are welcome here.

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Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre – Visit the website here

Location: Harrogate – Phone: See Website
Description : Providing information, activities and education in an informal setting for people with a wide range of needs. This includes both specific adult literacy groups and leisure library resource base with the aim to empower people with the skills and confidence to lead a full life. Formerly known as The Junction.

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Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre

Location: Harrogate – Phone: See Website
Description : The Arts & Crafts Centre provides training for people with disabilities. Real work experience through social enterprise. Every week, over 150 Art Makers take part in a range of workshops, including employability training, health and wellbeing, arts and crafts and multi-sensory.

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Horticap – Visit the website here

Location: Harrogate – Phone: See Website
Description : To provide horticultural training, supported employment and training for people with learning difficulties. Sells products, garden plants, hanging baskets. Undertakes garden maintenance. Uses volunteers to work alongside students and to assist with transport.

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Knaresborough Choral Society – Visit the website here

Location: Art In The Mill, Green Dragon Yard, Off Castlegate, Knaresborough – Phone: 01423 862 963
Description : Knaresborough Choral Society is a community choir for the beautiful town of Knaresborough. The currently have about 80 members and perform three concerts every year – at Christmas and Easter they sing major choral works and in Summer they perform a more informal concert. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9.30 pm in Gracious St. Methodist Church

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Knaresborough Community Centre – Lunch Club And 50+ Social Group – Visit the website here

Location: Knaresborough Community Centre, Stockwell Avenue, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 0LG – Phone: 01423 862702
Description : Lunch Club – £4.50 for hot 2-course meal. All dietary needs catered for. Social group – £2 per person. Speakers, arts & crafts, games. Call to book a place. Everyone welcome. Meeting

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Knaresborough Striders – Visit the website here

Phone: 01423 863 235
Description : Knaresborough Striders aims to bring together people to enjoy the delights of ‘striding’ – be that walking, jogging or running. The club supports those who want to get started, get faster or go for longer! Since its establishment in 2012, the club has continued to grow with a current membership currently in excess of 170. They meet every Tuesday and Thursday at Knaresborough Cricket Club from 7.15 pm, striding out at 7.30 pm in groups to suit all ages and abilities, with coached training sessions available most Tuesdays.

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Little Pastures Trekking Centre – Visit the website here

Location: Bar Lane, Knaresborough – Phone: 01423 860 593
Description : Little Pastures Trekking Centre is situated on a quiet yard on the outskirts of Knaresborough. We offer lessons, local hacks, day rides and riding holidays in the beautiful landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. Their stables consist of nine horses and eleven ponies suitable for riders of all ages and abilities. Little Pastures also developed a cross-country field and showjumping area in 2009, perfect for more advanced lessons.

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Open Country – Visit the website here

Location: Harrogate – Phone: See Website

Description : Open Country is a charitable organisation. We aim to enable anyone with a disability to access and enjoy the countryside. We run nine different activity groups including walking, cycling, outdoor pursuits and wildlife studies and we run a countryside access advice service and produce a number of countryside access publications.

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Orb Community Arts – Visit the website here

Location: Harrogate – Phone: See Website
Description : Orb aims to promote mental health, well-being and increased social inclusion amongst vulnerable people in Yorkshire by engaging individuals in age and culturally appropriate activities such as music and video production, djing, drama, art exhibitions etc. We also provide access to basic employment skills, personal development and training opportunities. Orb Green is a friendly

and supportive garden space enjoyed by service users, volunteers and members of the public. The garden promotes positive mental health through getting outdoors and reconnecting with nature.

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Purple Patch Arts – Visit the website here

Location: Harrogate – Phone: See Website
Description : Purple Patch Arts’ mission is to inspire creative adventure. We run workshops which include drama, art, literature, music and dance for people with learning disabilities/ difficulties. We work across Yorkshire and run weekly workshops as well as holiday programmes.

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Ripon Community House – Visit the website here

Location: Ripon – Phone: 01765 603631
Description : Ripon Community House was formerly the Hospital Wing of the old Workhouse on Allhallowgate, Ripon.  The building was renovated in 2006 and is now run by a charity, Ripon Community House Limited, which administers the building.  It is a community facility for the benefit of Ripon and the surrounding area. We have adult education classes, various exercise classes and other community groups that use the building on a regular basis – daytime and evening.  Please contact us to find what is on.

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Ripon Community Link – Visit the website here

Location: Ripon – Phone: See Website
Description : Ripon Community Link is dedicated to helping their learning disabled members to realise their potential as individuals and to participate as fully as possible in the life of the local community.

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Ripon LBGT Social Group – Visit the website here

Location: Ripon
Description  – LBGT in Ripon

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Social Club in Harrogate – Visit the website here

Location: Harrogate – Phone: Details on Website
Description : Welcome to Spice Yorkshire – the Spice group to kick start your social life with events across the county. Our events programme is massive in Leeds, Sheffield, York, Doncaster, Wakefield, Harrogate, Bradford, Huddersfield and Halifax. We offer a huge variety of events locally each month along with access to the nationwide events programme of weekends away and holidays of a lifetime. Turn your leisure time into pleasure time with events and fun activities for singles and couples every day of the week!

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Springboard Youth Club

Location: Harrogate – Phone: 01423 883614 or 0782 473871
Description : For young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition). Runs every Wednesday at Fairfax Community Centre 6:30—8:30pm term time and Tuesdays 4:30—7:30pm in school holidays for 10—19 year olds. Email NASHarrogateBranch@nas.org.uk or danielle.mulholland@harrogate.gov.uk

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The Harrogate Londesborough Club – Visit the website here

Location: 10-12 Bower Rd, Harrogate HG1 1BA – Phone: 01423 502061
Description : Google Review: great place too go have a drink and play pool or snooker. great welcoming from staff and locals

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The Saturday Club Knaresborough

Location: Knaresborough – Phone: E Mail: kathymallday@gmail.com
Description : A social and arts club for young people and adults with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities – Runs every other Saturday at Knaresborough Children’s Centre 10:30—12:30 for 16 years and over

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Time Together – Visit the website here

Location: Harrogate – Phone: See Website
Description : Time Together provides bespoke support for people with Autism, Asperger’s and additional needs. We enable people to access services such as education, leisure, work and health appointments and to participate in community activities of their choice. Our social hub helps vulnerable people to build confidence, self esteem and friendships whilst allowing families and carers to take breaks from their caring responsibilities.

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Supporting Older People in Harrogate

Supporting Older People in Harrogate

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Home Visiting Scheme

When you join Supporting Older People, our dedicated Activities & Befriending Manager, Julia, will personally visit your home for an informal chat. During this meeting, Julia will take the time to learn more about your interests and your expectations from our Home Visiting Scheme.

Julia’s expertise lies in carefully matching individuals like you with like-minded volunteers. These volunteers have committed to spending one or two hours regularly visiting one or more of our members. Importantly, all our volunteers have been thoroughly screened by the Disclosure & Barring Service, and we’ve diligently collected references from two people who know them well.

Once we’ve found a suitable volunteer match for you, Julia will reach out, schedule a convenient time, and arrange to come and introduce your chosen volunteer. At Supporting Older People, we take pride in our meticulous approach to matching members with volunteers, and we have a solid track record of creating enduring friendships through this process.

Our Home Visiting Scheme is a complimentary service, but we graciously accept contributions to help cover its costs.

Telephone Befriending

Could a friendly call from a dedicated volunteer brighten your day? Whether you want to discuss your interests or simply have a pleasant chat, contact and conversation play a crucial role in our overall well-being.

Sometimes, staying in touch with loved ones can be challenging. You might have lost touch with old friends or family, or health concerns could be limiting your interactions. In such cases, a regular phone call from a trustworthy and amiable volunteer can make a world of difference. All our volunteers are enthusiastic about listening, conversing, and getting to know you.

We offer flexible call schedules that can be weekly, fortnightly, or monthly—whatever works best for you. Additionally, we can even arrange ad hoc phone calls if you’ve had recent changes in your life. We’re here to keep you connected and engaged.

Join us for Tea & Talk, a delightful monthly gathering where we come together to enjoy great conversations and afternoon tea. These meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 pm, usually at the Crown Hotel in Harrogate, unless otherwise specified.

Date Schedule:

  • 10th January
  • 14th February
  • 14th March – Special Event: Harrogate Town Ukes
  • 11th April
  • 9th May
  • 13th June
  • 11th July
  • 8th August
  • 12th September
  • 10th October
  • 14th November
  • 12th December

Dining Out Club If you have a passion for exploring local dining options, our Dining Out Club is perfect for you. We meet on the first Monday of every month and carefully select restaurants known for their accessibility and independence.

Pricing: Prices typically range from £8 to £18 per person, and all charges include a £1 booking fee.

Upcoming Dining Out Club Dates:

  • 6th February – Buon Gusto
  • 6th March – West Park
  • 3rd April – Taverna
  • 1st May – Wetherspoons
  • 5th June – The Inn at Cheltenham
  • 3rd July – The Majestic Hotel
  • 7th August – Istanbul Turkish Bar & Grill
  • 4th September – Buon Gusto
  • 2nd October – The Crown Hotel
  • 6th November – Portofino
  • 4th December – To Be Confirmed

Outings We also organize exciting outings to various places of interest. Here are some of our upcoming outings:

  • 26th January: Horticap Lunch (£5, lunch not included)
  • 16th February: Salts Mill with fish & chips lunch (£10, lunch not included)
  • 15th March: Wentworth Garden Centre (£10)
  • 24th April: Burnby Hall – Tulip Festival (£12)
  • 11th May: Skipton Canal Trip (£30)
  • 19th June: Seaside, Filey (£15)
  • 19th July: Shibden Hall & Piece Hall, Halifax (£15)
  • 17th August: Harewood Arms (£10, lunch not included)
  • 14th September: Yorkshire Museum, York (£15)
  • 12th October: Marks & Spencer In Time Exhibition (£12)
  • November: Shopping Trip
  • December: Music & Movement Group

Music & Movement Group Join our friendly Music & Movement Group, where we gather at the Green Hut, 44 Harlow Avenue, Harrogate, every Tuesday at 10 am. Enjoy an hour of seated exercise followed by delightful conversations over tea and coffee. The cost is £4 per session.

Harlow Friendship Group Our Harlow Friendship Group meets at the Green Hut every Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. It’s a great place to meet new friends, enjoy a cup of tea, and be entertained with a variety of activities, including speakers, presenters, singers, musicians, quizzes, and more. The cost is £4 per person or £6 per couple.

Cinema Club Join our Cinema Club, which takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Odeon Cinema Club. We announce the film to be shown a week before the screening. If you’re interested in joining, please let us know, and we’ll provide you with further details. The cost is £3.50, which includes a cup of tea or coffee.

We hope you find an event that piques your interest in our Activities Brochure. To book any of these activities, please call 01423 531490. Please note that bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions or need further information about these activities, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Any questions? Feel free to reach out to us at:

Lorna, Julia, and Kate The Team at Supporting Older People Supporting Older People Community House 46-50 East Parade Harrogate HG1 5RR Phone: 01423 531490 (Office) Email: team@supportingolderpeople.org.uk Larger print materials are available upon request.

At Supporting Older People we:

  • Assess and match older people with volunteer visitors
  • Organise social activities, outings and events
  • Liaise with our family, statutory agencies and voluntary organisations
  • Host events where volunteers and the people we support join together, these include our Christmas party, quizzes and International Day of Older Persons’ Lunch

Supporting Older People in Harrogate and districts. We are very proud to be Harrogate Bowling Club’s chosen charity. They are holding a charity afternoon this Saturday, 28th August, and have invited members of Supporting Older People along. Please could we ask you to share this with your contacts if you think they would be interested in attending. The afternoon starts at 1.00 with some bowls. An afternoon tea will be served at 3.30 during which the raffle will be drawn, and then finally an auction will start by 4.30. We would need to let them know numbers by Thursday so please let us know. – Community House, 46 – 50 East Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5RR – Phone: 01423 531490

North Yorkshire Sport who are based at Bilton Health & Wellbeing Hub, (the old Bilton Youth Club on Biltin Lane) regularly donates food for the Salvation Army foodbank and at Christmas they collect gifts for disadvantaged children and families who find Christmas a particularly challenging time (financially).
The Salvation Army have contacted them again this year hoping we will be able to support them as they are expecting an increase in numbers as many more people face hardship.
This year they specifically request presents for babies, older boys (aged 8 to teens) gifts for adults, and chocolates/sweets
If you could consider donating something that would be brilliant, it doesn’t have to be anything flash or expensive as ANYTHING helps.
The drop bin is available in the waiting area but the collection date is much earlier than usual w/c 15th November. If you are willing and able to help then please do drop in and donate. Together we can help give a little comfort to someone else this Christmas.

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