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Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre - Skills Bridge

North Barn, The Old Stables, Harrogate, HARROGATE


Since 2018 HS4LC has provided supported internships in Harrogate and Rural Districts and we have the highest success rate county-wide. In order to meet demand we moved to new premises in Spring 2023. 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. Our supported internship programme is full-time for a year and students will be placed with a suitable employer to develop knowledge and employability skills. Students will also do additional learning for example functional skills or further qualifications.

We have also developed two social enterprises. The Harrogate Chocolate Factory 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. Many of our students have found paid, sustainable employment though our programmes and we're continuing to work hard to develop working relationships with a wide range of employers across the district.

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

    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Harrogate
  • Ripon
  • Knaresborough
  • Skipton

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


  • 17-25
  • 25-64


  • Within District
  • Within North Yorkshire

The following facilities and adaptations are available:


  • On-Site Parking
  • Ramped/Sloped Access, and/or Manual Doors

Toilets and changing

  • Accessible Changing Room
  • Accessible Toilet

Communication assistance

  • Braille

  • Hadyn Moorby-Davies
  • CEO
  • North Barn, The Old Stables, Harrogate
    HG1 5PD
  • 01423593719
  • Email
  • Website
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Last updated: 11/01/2024