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History

In the late 1960s. Churches throughout Harrogate wanted to provide a care home for local elderly people, who needed support, but could not afford private care. They formed a charity and registered it as Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association, the name we still use today.

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Our story begins...

In the late 1960s. Churches throughout Harrogate wanted to provide a care home for local elderly people, who needed support, but could not afford private care. They formed a charity and registered it as Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association, the name we still use today.

In early 1969, we purchased a property in Harrogate town centre which became Heath Lodge. Following alterations and extensions, December 1970 saw our first residents moving in, and within a month, all 30 rooms were filled.

In 1976, a second property, which became Greenfield Court, was purchased and developed. The work was completed in 1978. The teams at both properties soon demonstrated that they could provide a high level of service for Harrogate’s elderly people.

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Harrogate Neighbours Today...

Across the following decades, we have built on our strong foundations and continued our mission to provide quality services for the elderly. Our services have expanded to include home care and a hot meal delivery service.

We operate to a simple core belief - that older people should be treated with respect and dignity. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that we deliver quality care services and excellent value.

Flexibility is key. This is because many elderly people still want independence and choice, and we are always very careful not to restrict that. Our clients enjoy a lot of freedom; this is important because we want them to feel at home not in a home. We treat them like family.

What we do best

For those who want to remain in their own home, we provide the support they need to do this. For some, it is simply having a nutritious meal delivered every day and a five-minute chat. Other people need help washing and dressing. And we have clients who need assistance with household chores or shopping.

Whatever is needed, we provide it.

Every single member of our team is dedicated to providing quality care. We do not compromise on health and safety or training standards. It is our attention to detail that allows us to deliver the high level of service that we do.

If you want to find out more about any of our services or would like to offer your support, please contact our team today.