Organisations & local support groups



Action for Blind People   0113 386 2800

Action on Hearing Loss   01733 361199    Textphone 01733 23802

Adult Bereavement Drop-In for Harrogate District   01423 856790  ‘A group for the newly bereaved and those bereaved for up to 2 years’.

Age UK     Drop-in sessions every Tuesday 10.30 – 12md at Harrogate library

Al-Anon/Alateen   020 7403 0888    Support for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking

Alcoholics Anonymous           National helpline:  0845 76 97 555 (24hrs)

Alzheimers Society    Drop-in sessions 1st & 3rd Monday each month 10.30 – 12md at Harrogate library

Arch Mediation Service   Tel:  01423 546175    E-mail:

Arthritis Research UK   0300 790 0400

Blind Veterans UK    0800 389 7979

Bridges  Families and Carers’ Support Services    01642 605222  A service for people whose lives are affected by alcohol or drugs

British Heart Foundation (BHF)

Carer’s Resource   01423 500555

Carers UK     0808 808 7777

Citizen’s Advice Service

Harrogate Citizens Advice Bureau   Website link   01423 560840 (message line) 08444 111 444 (advice line)

Ripon Citizens Advice Bureau  Website link     01765  643466 (message line) 08444 111 444 (advice line)

Cinnamon Trust      01736 757900   e-mail:  ‘The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity for elderly and terminally ill people with pets’.

Crisis Call     0800 501254  ‘Supporting people with mental health problems, their carers, family and friends’.

Dancing for Well-Being   01423 531235   e-mail:

Dementia Forward     01765 601224

Diabetes UK   0345 123 2399

Drinkline   0800 917 8282   Helpline for your own or someone’s drinking problem

Epilepsy Action   0808 800 5050

Fit 4 Life    01423 500600 ext 58382  e-mail:   A 12 week weight management programme   Click for details

Harrogate & District Diabetes UK    07969 823 753   supports people of all ages who have diabetes and live in Harrogate and surrounding areas. The group holds social, educational and fundraising events throughout the year.

Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP)     01423 813098/813090 Supporting older and disabled people to remain independent at home through a range of services.

Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Services

Harrogate Homeless Project     01423 566900  Provides ‘safe, secure accommodation for homeless adults in the Harrogate district’.

Harrogate Hard of Hearing Social Group   01423 526133      e-mail:  ‘Helping to overcome the isolation of hearing impairment’.

Lighthouse Project mental health support group for family and friends caring for loved ones. For details  click here

MacMillan Organisation   0808 808 0000

Marie Curie Cancer Care      0800 716 146


Multiple Sclerosis Society     07957 659433

Newspaper Reading service   or telephone  01423 771243   A free service for those with visual impairment who love Harrogate district news.

North Yorkshire Advocacy Service  01423 547500   helps people who are struggling with the demands of very day life and provides independent advocates to support people with significant difficulties contributing positively to decisions regarding their health and social care.

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC)

North Yorkshire Horizons in Harrogate offer a range of free, confidential and non-judgemental services for individuals and their families whose lives are affected by drugs and/or alcohol, and who live within North Yorkshire.

Red Cross

Rehab for Addiction   Offers support and advice about issues relating to mental health and different types of addiction.

Remap    Aids and equipment for people with disabilties

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)  0303 123 9999

St Michael’s Hospice     01423 879687

Safe Place scheme     safe places for vulnerable individuals   Follow this link

Samaritans   08457 909090

Silver-line     0800 4 708090    national  24 hour helpline for older people

Stonham home group   01423 561800/705400  For any general concerns you might have about your living and financial arrangements

Stroke Association

Yorkshire Cancer Patient Forum

Yorkshire and Humber Regional Forum on Ageing

Yorkshire Spinners (support for vertigo and dizziness sufferers)   Website link