At Supporting Older People we:

  • Assess and match older people with volunteer visitors
  • Organise social activities, outings and events.
  • Liaise with your family, statutory agencies and voluntary organisations
  • Organise Harrogate’s annual celebration for International Day of Older Persons.
  • Host events where clients and volunteers join together, these include our Christmas Party, carol service, quizzes and other social events.


  • Provide company and support
  • Enable you to get out and about
  • Help you with a hobby or interest
  • Sit and chat over a cup of tea
  • We introduce you to a carefully matched volunteer who has chosen to spend some time keeping people company or helping you remain active.
  • This service is free of charge.

Contact and conversation is an important element of our wellbeing. Sometimes it is hard to stay in contact with people – you may have lost touch with old friends or family or your health may stop you seeing people. A regular phone call from one of our friendly, trustworthy volunteers will make all the difference. They will call you at a mutually convenient time to chat for around 30 minutes about things that interest you.

This service is free of charge.


Tea & Talk is an opportunity to meet like-minded people in the lovely setting of the Crown Hotel, Harrogate for afternoon tea with a guest speaker.  You need to be a registered client to attend, this is a simple process of calling the office on 01423 531490.  Once you are registered we would ask if you could call the office to book a place.  Please see calendar for dates and speakers.

If required and subject to availability, we may be able to arrange transport to this event.

The cost is £4.00 to include afternoon tea.


A chance to get out and about, meeting new people and experiencing a change of scenery.  Our 2018 programme includes Beamish, Canal Trip, Burton Agnes Hall, Bridlington, trip to the Lakes and The Deep.

The cost of each trip varies but includes door to door transport in an accessible vehicle.


Singing for pleasure!  Open to all – the group meets on the third Wednesday of each month to sing well-known songs at St Peter’s Church in the heart of Harrogate.  No singing ability needed just enthusiasm.  Accompanied by a professional pianist and all music is provided. 

The cost is £2.00 including tea and biscuits.


Held the first Wednesday of the month at the St Robert’s Centre, Robert Street, Harrogate in partnership with Catholic Care.  We offer a homemade two course lunch, tea or coffee and an activity.  This event is open to all from 12.45pm to 2.15pm.   To book please telephone 01423 531490 two days before.

The cost is £5.00.