Harrogate Skills 4 Living is a registered charity that provides care, support and accommodation to people in the Harrogate District with learning disabilities and autism.

We strongly believe in equality and diversity and our vision is to “reduce inequalities and support people with learning difficulties and autism to overcome the barriers they face to leading fulfilled lives”.


Harrogate Chocolate Factory

Harrogate Chocolate Factory is our social enterprise where we’re doing a small bit towards creating a fairer and more equal world.

Inclusion is vitally important to us. We encourage active participation and engagement within the local community.

We’re on a mission to provide the best person-centered care and support services we possibly can: support and services that are designed for you and by you wherever possible.


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Scarborough trip 2024!

Last week we enjoyed our annual day centre trip to the Yorkshire Coast. We had overcast weather, with spells of sunshine. Rain was forecast but never arrived, which we were all very pleased about. This was our biggest trip ever, with 41 learners and 21 staff, volunteers and 1:1 carers descending on Scarborough by coach, […]

A busy year so far for Skills Bridge students!

Our Skills Bridge learners have had a very busy year so far with lots of achievements and memorable occasions. Now we are over half way through the academic year we thought it would be the perfect time to share with you what our learners have been getting up to. Skills bridge students have been very […]

Our new co-production group!

Over the last couple months, we have started a Co-production group. Co-production acknowledges that people with ‘lived experience’ of a particular condition are often best placed to advise on what support and services will make a positive difference to their lives. The aim of our group going forward is to work together and improve services […]

Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber 2023 Awards

We’re delighted and extremely proud to win the ‘Large Social Enterprise 2023 Award’ at the SEYH event held at York Hospitium on 7th March 2024. For the first time the Social Enterprise award was split into two categories due to competition and to give smaller organisations a fairer chance. Other categories included, Social Entrepreneur of […]
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