Category: News

Scarborough trip 2024!

10 July 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, […]

Our new co-production group!

16 April 2024
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

12 March 2024
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 […]

SEYH Nomination for Harrogate Skills for Living!

30 January 2024
We are beyond excited to announce we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the large social enterprise category for the Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber Awards!  SEYH was established in 2008 and is working hard to develop a strong regional social enterprise network, support existing and developing social enterprises, research, represent and lobby on […]

Our annual Christmas party is back!

12 December 2023
Our Christmas party is back! This was the first year we could bring all our service users together for a festive celebration since 2019 and my did we make the most of it. We spent the day dancing, singing, playing games, enjoying a lovely buffet lunch and then we finished the festive day off with […]

Fundraising challenge for our CEO!

13 September 2023
We want to say a huge congratulations to our CEO, Hadyn who completed the Windermere Lap at the weekend! The Windermere lap is a beautiful 75K/47 mile, fully signposted trail ultra marathon,  following some of the most stunning, runnable and best way-marked trails in The Lake District. Our CEO said " I signed up for a […]

Our annual trip to Scarborough is back!

26 July 2023
Some of you may know pre-covid we would take all our day centre learners on a summer day trip to Scarborough every year but once covid hit like many other things it put a stop to our trips. We are so excited to say we made it back to Scarborough this year...we were so lucky […]

Celebrating the King's Coronation at HS4L!

9 May 2023
We had a busy few months with the build up to the Coronation of the King at Harrogate Skills for Living. The excitement of the event filled the day centre and our craft groups were very busy making lots of handmade decorations to make the classrooms look fit for royalty. We celebrated in the weeks […]

New film produced by Leeds local TV.

16 September 2021
We're delighted with this short new promotional film about HS4LC and particularly the Harrogate Chocolate Factory Cafe. Laura and Kelsie talk about their experiences as supported interns. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it. Huge thanks to George from Leeds TV for making it happen.

Cafe opening 5th July

22 June 2021
You may well have noticed all the work going on at what was the 'big red bike shop' - attached to the Odeon cinema! Our wonderful contractors OKS construction have been working hard over the past 3 months and they've finally finished all the major work. We're left with a few finishing touches to complete […]
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