Services & Activities

Advice and Assistance

We provide a One-Stop Centre for members of the public seeking information, advice and assistance from local charities. We can put you in touch with charities based on the premises and signpost you to others where appropriate. You will find leaflets from a wide range of local charities and services in our Information Centre.

Resource centre


Harrogate Community House has 2 larger meeting rooms and there are a number of regular meetings and classes that take place here; these include:

Harrogate U3A Painting and Drawing

A friendly and relaxed self-teaching group (no tutor) that meets on Tuesday afternoons from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Own choice of media for selected themes.

Contact details


Lipreading classes are held on Fridays 11.30am until 1.30pm with a break for tea and coffee.
Each course is 30 weeks split into 3 terms and fees are £40 a term.

The course is for adults with acquired hearing loss whether it be mild, moderate or more severe. Students will learn how to lipread and develop strategies for coping with hearing loss.

Contact details – Margaret Knight (Tutor) Email: or write to Community House marking your envelope LIPREADING.


Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) Classes

The WEA, a registered charity, is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education and delivers over 9,500 part-time courses for over 74,000 people each year in England and Scotland. Here in Harrogate we have a branch that has been active for over 40 years and continues to offer interesting and diverse courses. We welcome new volunteers and course ideas from those interested in learning.

You do not need any previous knowledge or qualifications to join most of our courses; only a willingness to share with others your curiosity, ideas and experience.

Find a course with us at or pick up a brochure in Community House or at your local library.

To book a place enrol on line at or by phone (Mon-Fri  9am-5pm) on 0113 245 3304

WEA Philosophy

This course runs on Wednesday mornings 10.00 – 12.00 term time. It covers Epistemology – Theory of knowledge; Ethics; Philosophy of Mind; Aesthetics; Philosophies of Religion, Science, Politics and Language We concentrate on social/scientific issues and ethics.  An enquiring mind is all that is required.

For more information go to WEA Philosophy or contact as above.

Please note that all the above are independent groups that use our meeting rooms here at Harrogate Community House, so please contact them directly for more information.

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