We know many people across the district are in need of practical and emotional support in their day to day lives but don’t necessarily know where to turn. Our Here to HELP team are available from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday to share information and signpost people to local services and activities.

We also like to get out and about across the District! Our Harrogate team are delighted to be offering monthly drop in information sessions between 9.30am and 11.30am at Resurrected Bites’ Community Groceries at New Park Community Hub (Harrogate) on the first Tuesday of each month, and on Gracious Street Methodist Church (Knaresborough) on the second Friday of each month.

In Ripon, the team are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9.30am and 4pm at Ripon Community House and will be doing drop in sessions at various social activities around the city over the next few months. The team join Ruth from Mind at Ripon Library on the last Friday of the month from around 2pm.

And if you’re working with someone who can’t make our drop in sessions, please give the offices a call and we can chat through the options available over the phone.

We’d love to come and deliver our Here to HELP talks at your events or arrange a drop in with your organisation. Topics covered include ‘energy saving’, ‘scams’, ‘how to stay warm and well’ or we can simply come and tell your members about the services we offer and those available in the local area.

Don’t forget we’re Here to HELP in any way we can!

How to contact us:

Harrogate services:
01423 813090/813096

Ripon services:
01765 645902/645915

Please call between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday and please leave a message if no one answers. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Other support available:
For local support in other areas of our district, please contact  your local Community Support Organisation (CSO):

These are limited, weekday services. People with more needs and urgent need should contact the North Yorkshire County Council Customer Service Centre on 01609 780780, 7 days a week between 8am – 5.30pm

Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council have also produced this leaflet on financial support and mental health.