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Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre - Skills Bridge



We offer a number of education and employment programmes for 16-24 year olds with Education, Health and Care Plans and adults with social care needs. These can be tailored to meet individual need and full or part-time.  

We have also developed two social enterprises. The Harrogate Chocolate Factory which is already running and the Harrogate Chocolate Factory cafe which opened on 5th July 2021. The primary aim of our social enterprises being the development of skills, knowledge and confidence in a safe, secure and supported environment.

On completion of our employment programmes students can continue on our supported employment scheme for a further 6 months.

Please call us to discuss the full range of opportunities that we're able to offer.

    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Harrogate
  • Knaresborough
  • Ripon

    The following functions are relevant to this service:

  • Community safety
  • Business and employment
  • Children and family care
  • Commercial activities
  • Education and learning
  • Educational support
  • Health and social care
  • Adult services

Some services may only be suitable to a specific age range or to those who meet specific criteria. The following eligibility criteria applies to this service:


  • From Social care services
  • From Educational establishment
  • From Other


  • 17-25


  • Within North Yorkshire

The following facilities and adaptations are available:


  • Ramped/Sloped Access, and/or Manual Doors

Toilets and changing

  • Accessible Toilet

Communication assistance

  • Braille

  • Fran Riley
  • Skills Bridge Lead
    HG1 5PD
  • 01423593719
  • Email

Last updated: 18/06/2021