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New ‘Give As You Can’ café

Resurrected Bites are launching another Give As You Can café on Wednesday from 26th June at St Wilfrid’s Church on Duchy Road between 10am and 2pm. This is a 10 minute walk from the Royal Hall in the town centre. This is in addition to their Community Grocery scheme where you can access good quality food for as little as £5. Find out more about both at 


New café for people with English as a second language

If English is your second language and you would like a safe, friendly space to practice, then this Conversation Cafe is for you! Free tea and coffee. Every Thursday, 10am - 12noon at The Village, 282 Skipton Road, Harrogate (entrance on Quarry Lane)


FREE events at Harrogate Library

Harrogate Library host a number of FREE activities for parents and children including under 5’s Storytime and a Lego Club. A timetable of all their activities are attached to this email or you can visit: They will also be launching their popular FREE Summer Reading Challenge on Saturday 6 July and this year’s theme is ‘Marvellous Makers’.


They will also be recruiting young volunteers aged 14 to 24 years to become reading champions and encourage young people aged 4 to 12 years to keep reading over the summer holidays. Keep an eye on the website for more information.


Inspire Youth

There are young people’s activities throughout the year to join: They will also have a list of low cost summer activities which will be advertised on their website in the next couple of weeks


This Is Me Festival, Ripon Rugby Club – Sunday 30 June

A little bit further afield but this is an award winning fully accessible and inclusive event for children and young people with complex health needs, disability and autism organised by Nidderdale Children’s Resource Centre. Entry to the Festival is free but you need to order your wristbands by 3pm on the 28th June. Please email


Harrogate Children’s Festival

Harrogate International Festivals are hosting a weekend-long Children’s Festival featuring all kinds of exciting activities designed to spark joy and fire imaginations:


Feva Festival, Knaresborough

There are all sorts of FREE and paid for activities aimed at children throughout the two weeks of this arts festival in Knaresborough including street performers in the Market Square:


Parent Carer Group

For parents/carers of autistic young people aged 0-25, including those awaiting assessment
Now second Thursday of every month, 6-7pm at Time Together, Starbeck
For more information email

Free Priority Services Register (PSR)

Extra support and advice in the event of a power cut, water leak or planned works

Power cuts or water shortages can cause a worry, particularly if you, or someone you care for, needs power or water for medical reasons, are elderly, sick or disabled or have trouble communicating. You may have young children to look after at home.

You can find out who your supplier is and apply at
Our HELP team have a number of FREEPOST PSR application forms for Northern Powergrid they can send out for you or someone you care for or they can help over the phone too. Get in touch on 01423 813090

Yorkshire Children’s Charity Grants

Help for young people aged 19 years and under

  • Grants for Wheelchairs
  • Grants for Specialist Equipment for individuals and organisations, including sensory rooms and outdoor spaces.
  • Helping Hand grants of to £200 per child for essentials and things to make life better and create memories. The needs of each child will be looked at so there is not a set list of what will be funded.  A representative from the child’s school or agency/charity working with the child can recommend for funding.

Don’t forget:

Resurrected Bites Community Groceries

A weekly shop from as little as £3

The community groceries are run through a subscription scheme and are for people who are in financial hardship. It costs just a fraction of a normal supermarket shop and it saves thousands of tonnes of food from going to landfill every week. You can join for £5 then have access to a weekly shop for just a few pounds (a 4+ family can get their shop for £6). They run at New Park School and Gracious Street Methodist Church in Knaresborough twice weekly

Support with your fuel bills and energy saving

Struggling with increased utility bills?

HELP can refer families to Warm & Well North Yorkshire or the Green Doctor for support with energy bills, energy debt and energy efficiency as well as advice on keeping warm in the home. Contact the charity on 01423 813090 between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

If you’re struggling with any of the above or don’t know where to turn for other support and advice in the local area, please contact Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) on 01423 813090 or email


A referring organisation for the Trussell Trusts Foodbanks (at Mowbray Church in Harrogate, Life Destiny Church in Starbeck and Holy Trinity Church in Knaresborough). If any of you are in crisis requiring food, please get in touch with the school office and we will refer you. There is also the NY Local Assistance Fund to access supermarket and energy vouchers – no referral needed, people can just call them direct – 01904 550030.

They can also refer families to Warm & Well NY or the Green Doctor for support with energy bills, energy debt and energy efficiency as well as advice on keeping warm in the home. You can give them a call on 01423 813090 between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

Essential Needs

The community furniture store behind the Leeds Road shops for those needing household items

Harrogate Clothes Bank

Provides free, good quality pre-loved clothes from their base on Hornbeam Park - see below

Harrogate & Knaresborough Toy Library

Toys and resources to borrow from St Mary’s Church in Knaresborough

Warm Spaces

This year there are a number of ‘Warm Spaces’ people can access if they’re struggling to heat their homes. Community venues, churches and local libraries are friendly, safe and inclusive places, offering not just warmth but a place to enjoy the company of others, and maybe a hot drink. Venues across the Harrogate district are being added to HADCA Where To Turn Community Information Directory, searchable under the theme ‘Warm Space’


Click blue bars below to view further information



Rear Entrance, Disability Action Yorkshire, Hornbeam Park Oval, Harrogate, HG2 8RB

Every Wednesday 10am – 12noon
One Saturday per month (see Facebook and Website for next date)

Everything we supply is free. No proof on income or referral is required.

Car – park outside
Rail – Harrogate-Leeds line. Hornbeam Park halt. Walk 5 minutes
Bus – No 36. Oatlands stop. Walk 15 minutes
Access is via a short flight of stairs

Tel: 01423 589148
Facebook: Harrogate-Clothes-Bank


MIND is providing a telephone support service (weekdays between 8.30am and 5pm). Attached is a programme of activities they are offering this autumn. Advance booking is essential for these sessions which are free and open to anyone who needs support with their mental health.

In addition, they are also offering:

Mental Health Befriending service – new service started October 2020
This service will match volunteer befrienders with people who would benefit from community-based support (help with shopping, social meetings in cafes, walks). The service aims to develop social relationships for people who are isolated, lonely, in need of human companionship and struggle to make those connections on their own.
Call 01423 503335 to register for support or email

They are also working in partnership with Citizens Advice Craven and Harrogate Districts to provide quick access and specialist advice on Benefits, Consumer Matters, Debt and Money, Housing and Work for people with mental health problems and their carers. You will need to contact Mind in Harrogate District in the first instance to access this service.
Email or call 01423 503335.

Out of Hours Mental Health Support Service

The service operates between 7.30pm and 11.30pm Saturday and Sunday evenings. Offering the opportunity for people in emotional distress to visit the Acorn Centre at Mind in Harrogate for face to face 1:1 emotional support, signposting and referral onto other services.
Telephone: 01423 647216 or email


This service operates on Tuesday and Thursdays (10am-6pm) and Saturdays from 10am-4pm.
Appointments can be made on 01423 547246 or via email
Sessions are available face to face, via telephone or via Zoom. Please note this is a chargeable service.


Little Gym
Little Gym Poster

Imagined Things Bookshop – We need your help to feed the dragons!!!
Imagined Things Bookshop

Craft Aid International
Craft sessions for differently-able children

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy – click on the link below for information about drama classes held at Green Hut, Beckwith Road, Harrogate.
Drama classes

Birstwith Cricket Club
Click on the link below for information about cricket coaching sessions.
Coaching sessions held at St Aidan’s School

NYCC Healthy Choices Programme
A 12 week programme to support children and young people achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
Healthy Choices Promotion Flyer

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