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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. Whilst these can be tailored to meet individual need and full or part-time, there are two main pathways: 1 year Preparation for Adulthood course with outcomes focusing on the PfA domains of; Independence, Social Inclusion, Employment and Health; and our 12 month full-time supported internship programme which aims to offer individuals work placements for up to 3 days a week with additional teaching and learning opportunities where appropriate. Travel training to enable students to get to their work placement may also be provided if required.

We are also developing two social enterprises. The Harrogate Chocolate Factory which is already running and early 2021, we will open our a cafe which will be located in central Harrogate. 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.

    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Knaresborough
  • Ripon
  • Harrogate

    The following functions are relevant to this service:

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

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: 04/12/2020