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Welcome to Community House
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Community House was formerly the hospital wing of the old workhouse in Allhallowgate, Ripon.

The Building

It is within easy walking distance form the Market Square, adjacent to the present day Workhouse Museum.

Part of an historic site, the façade remains substantially unaltered and many of its original features are retained.

Community House is open to the general public weekdays between 9.00am and 9.00pm.

We also have 

Tiffin's café open for the general public between 10.00am - 2.30pm.

The interior of the building is fully modernised and Community House offers State of the Art

meeting, conference, training and counselling rooms equipped to the highest standards.

A one-stop information shop

Administrative support is also available - this includes internet access, fax, photocopying, secretarial and reprographic services for clients; all at low cost.

Community House offers a safe environment and ample facilities for all the family.

There is excellent access for people with disabilities.


Reception and switchboard services,

Fax / Photocopying

Public community information point.  
Tiffin's Café.
Dedicated children’s wing / play area