What do HS4LC offer?

Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre (HS4LC) provides a day service with a range of support and development opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and autism. We are a registered charity with a day centre and two residential care homes for adults with learning disabilities in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Our day centre provides a wide range of support services for our beneficiaries, from basic life skills, innovative and creative learning experiences and further education to promoting independent living and employment opportunities. We are very proud of the services and support we offer to our beneficiaries, their families, our staff and supporters alike.

Students can attend for full or half days up to five days a week (Monday - Friday) at the day service and choose from a variety of courses including creative crafts, computers, healthy cooking and dance and drama. We also offer groups that include external activities such as our Explorers Club which runs on a Tuesday and each week they visit somewhere new for the day and our Thursday Evening Social Group which meet every Thursday evening at different locations around the local area.

HS4LC are also very proud to have recently launched our Skills Bridge which is a supported internship programme aimed at giving young people (aged 16 - 24) with learning disabilities and autism the opportunity to develop their skills and get into sustainable paid employment.

As well as working towards English and Math qualifications and their work placements, the Skills Bridge students are also learning independent life skills including budgeting and cooking. They are also attending gym sessions in the new HS4LC gym once a week. The Skills Bridge programme is designed to help students develop their skills and maintain paid employment in the future.

We are very lucky to have support from and be able to offer HS4LC Skills Bridge students work placements at the Crowne Plaza Harrogate, Rudding Park and ESS Defence at the Army Foundation College.

We also have two care homes in Harrogate, Briardene and Brackenley, both homes provide a home and care to adults with learning support needs. Both Briardene and Brackenley proudly received a good rating at their latest CQC inspections.

You can find out more about HS4LC and the service we offer by visiting our website and also following our social media account and our blog. If you are interested in booking any taster sessions or visiting the centre please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01423 593719.


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