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.
Through Harrogate & District Community Action we provide information and leaflets on a wide range of local charities and a well equipped Resource Centre.
The Resource Centre provides comprehensive reference information and material for the use of the public and local charities and voluntary organisations.

Resource centre


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

Harrogate Craftwork Group

Harrogate craftwork group is a friendly, social group who meet twice a month to work on our projects. We meet on the first and third Thursday of the month between 6.00pm and 8.00pm.

If you want to know more contact Kim on or via our facebook group:

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

Harrogate U3A Reading Group 3

Harrogate U3A Reading Group 3 meets ten times a year on the third Wednesday of the month from 2.00-4.00 to discuss a book (usually fiction) chosen by members of the group.

The reading list for 2019/20 is:

September 18  The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore

October 16        Wise Child by Angela Carter

November 20    Watt by Samuel Beckett

January 15         Theft A Love Story by Peter Carey

February 19       Samarkand by Amin Maalouf

March 18            We have Always Lived in the Castle- Shirley Jackson

April 15               Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey

May 20               In Times of Fading Light by Eugene Ruge

June 17               The Untouchables by John Banville

July 15                A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch

The group is currently full but we are planning to launch Reading Group 4. If you are interested, please contact Peter Hirschmann, Email:; Telephone: 01423-506243 for more information.

Harrogate Writers’ Circle

We are a long established writing group that meet at Community House twice a month on a Wednesday from
7. 30 pm to 9.30 pm. Please see our website for dates of meetings and more information at
Anyone interested in writing is welcome to come along and meet us-please ring 01423 861263 for details.


Lipreading classes are held on Thursdays 10.30am until 12.30pm and 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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