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Orb Community Enterprise

Orb Community Enterprise, Knaresborough


A mental health and well-being focused arts organisation engaging people in creative and learning activities, volunteering and community events. Orb aims to provide better life opportunities to those experiencing or at risk of poor mental health though social inclusion, personal empowerment, skills development and the chance to contribute, helping make their communities stronger, more supportive and more self-sufficient places to live. The venue is not currently fully wheelchair accessible.

We can offer a wide range of creative activities which include music lessons, singing group, arts and crafts, gardening, IT facilities and tuition and much more. Please contact us for an up to date timetable as sessions can change from term to term. 

We also provide guidance and support for people looking to get into employment, training or education.

During the coronavirus lockdown Orb staff are working from home and we are operating some of our activities and support online. 

    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Ripon
  • Harrogate
  • Knaresborough

    The following functions are relevant to this service:

  • Advice and benefits
  • Adult services
  • Health and social care
  • 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 GP
  • From Social care services
  • From Other


  • 17-25
  • 25-64
  • 65+


  • Within District

The following facilities and adaptations are available:


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

Toilets and changing

  • Accessible Toilet

Last updated: 06/05/2020