Disability Support

This section provides advice and support from a wide range of local disability organisations.

Care & Repair Northamptonshire

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CONTACT DETAILS
01604 782 250
Monday – Friday, 9am – 4.30pm

Care & Repair Northamptonshire

Provides a range of measures for vulnerable householders, regardless of tenure of property, including:

  • Handyman, small plumbing works, home security works, keysafes
  • Domestic abuse measures including specialist sanctuary rooms
  • Minor adaptations and falls prevention, including grab rails and ramps
  • Child home safety measures including
  • Warm at Home service (inc repairs, draught exclusion, secondary glazing)
  • Garden clearance and fencing, removal of unwanted household items

All technicians are employed by us, are DBS checked, wear uniform, carry ID and drive company vans. We do not charge for assessments of work and customers are provided with a written quotation to accept prior to work commencing. We are registered with Trading Standards.

  • Charge – subsidised rate of £15.00 ph plus VAT and cost of materials
  • Hardship Fund – for those most in need to fund essential works.
  • Warm at Home Service – FREE of charge to those eligible
  • Child Home Safety project – FREE of charge to those eligible
  • We also carry out works on behalf of partners across the county where other charges apply

Eligibility

Any one of the following:

  • Age (50+)
  • Disability or long-term conditions
  • Low income (in receipt of means tested benefits)
  • Other vulnerable due to being a victim/living in fear of crime
  • Families with young children * (additional eligibility may be required for some services)

 Hours and Duration

Mon – Thurs 8.30am – 4.30pm
Fri 8.30am – 4pm

Referral Process

Householders or family members can ring directly or email

Deaf Connect

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CONTACT DETAILS
01604 589 011

Mobile SMS: 07817 006817
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Deaf Connect

  • Deaf awareness training and British Sign Language Classes
  • Information and advice – About work or school/university/college, interpreters, health, crime prevention, equipment, benefits, social and leisure activities for all ages.
  • Support -Help filling in forms, understanding leaflets, reading and understanding letters, making phone calls on your behalf
  • Advocacy – We will make sure that your voice is “heard”. We can work and advocate for both adults and children.
  • Interpreting Service – We offer the following interpreting services at extremely competitive rates:
    • British Sign Language (BSL), Sign Supported English (SSE), Lip-Speakers, Note-takers, Deafblind

Eligibility

Deaf, Deafened, hard of hearing and Deafblind people in the Northamptonshire of any age are eligible for services.  All are eligible to attend our training sessions.

Hours and Duration

  • Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
  • Drop in service on Wed 1pm – 4pm and Fri 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • All other times – by appointment only

Referral Process

Contact us or come to our drop in.

Delos Housing and Community Support Service

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CONTACT DETAILS
01536 526 466
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Delos Housing and Community Support Service

The service we provide is for adults with learning disabilities/difficulties and includes:

  • Assessments that address physical, social, economic and mental wellbeing
  • Housing related support -budgeting, debt management, claiming benefits, neighbourhood issues, home safety/security, home adaptations
  • Befriending links, peer support and community connecting
  • Developing independent life skills
  • Health promotion (support for physical wellbeing),
  • Support to access training, employment and volunteering opportunities, including job readiness and social skills.

Eligibility

  • Adults with learning difficulties (18+ years)
  • Live in Northamptonshire that rent or own their homes
  • Are not normally eligible for statutory funding

Hours and Duration

Office hours Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Referral Process

Please call

Employment and Disability Service (EADS)

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CONTACT DETAILS
0800 783 5637

Employment and Disability Service (EADS)

We exist to support people with a physical, sensory, mental health or learning disability move toward, gain and sustain paid employment through tailored support.

  • You will be expected to do a least 8-16 hours each week of job search activity and will be required to meet with your Employment Development Officer at least fortnightly to discuss their progress, objectives and to update their individual action plan.
  • Work placements are often undertaken as part of these supported employment programmes and will require additional commitment in terms of client hours.

Eligibility

To access our support you do not need to be in receipt of any benefits. To qualify you must require support due to a disability or health condition to gain and / or sustain paid employment of 16 hours+

Hours and Duration

Various

Referral Process

Via the Job centre or telephoning the above number.

Marlow House Day Centre (Vine Community Trust)

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CONTACT DETAILS
01536 762 329
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Marlow House Day Centre (Vine Community Trust)

Day Centre – Desborough

  • Our adapted transport will collect from Rothwell, Desborough and the local villages – Monday through to Friday. Collect from Kettering town area on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Collection from Market Harborough town area, Tuesday and Thursday.  Pricing structure is available on request
  • Meals on Wheels Service: We can offer meals on wheels to Rothwell and Desborough area, 365 days a year. Kettering area we can deliver meals Monday to Friday
  • Bathing in hydrotherapy suite
  • Community Support

Eligibility

Available to the elderly people and carers, people with disabilities and their carers who live in Desborough, Rothwell, Kettering, Stoke Albany, Rushton, Wilbarston and surrounding villages/areas.

These services will be normally provided to individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Disability, chronic sickness and/or dementia
  • Require help to meet their basic physical, psychological or social needs
  • Without these services their condition is likely to deteriorate
  • Without these services the capacity of their carer’s to meet their needs will be damaged or may deteriorate
  • Without these services the person may require residential/nursing care.

Hours and Duration

Day Centre runs from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Referral Process

  • Day centre, Community Support and Hydrotherapy suite referrals made by phone
  • Meals on wheels can be arranged over the telephone

Kettering Mind

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CONTACT DETAILS
01536 523 216

Kettering Mind

We are Kettering Mind, your local mental health charity. We are a registered charity affiliated to National Mind who are dedicated to supporting and empowering anyone experiencing a mental health problem, through a wide variety of services.

Drop in and visit us –

  • Our Mixing Bowl Information and Refreshment Centre is a place where you can obtain information and support on mental health and wellbeing. If you need a chat or would like some information our staff are available 12pm-1pm. It also serves light refreshments.
  • Crisis Cafés are available for anyone 18 years old or over in need who are finding themselves in a crisis or need support with their mental health. The cafes are facilitated by an NHFT mental health professional and Kettering Mind support workers. The Cafes provide support and safety to anyone, by offering coping mechanisms and management techniques to help reduce the risk of crisis. As well as offering support, professionals can also refer and direct you to further services if required. There is no need to call and book an appointment, simply drop in.
  • 49-51 Russell Street, Kettering, Nn16 OEN

Eligibility

Anyone who is experiencing a difficult time in their lives and their mental health is preventing them from overcoming these difficulties.

Hours and Duration

  • Office hours Mon –Fri 9.00am-16.00pm
  • Mixing Bowl: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11.00am to 13.30pm
  • Crisis Café Tues – Thursday 17.00pm – 23.00pm

Referral Process

Call or email

Northamptonshire Libraries

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CONTACT DETAILS
0300 126 1000 option 5 then 1

Northamptonshire Libraries

Eligibility

Open to anyone

Hours and Duration

Kettering: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm Saturday 9am to 5pm 

Check the List of Libraries on the website for other libraries.

Referral Process

None

Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council

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CONTACT DETAILS

Carers Support Line 01604 400808
Mon– Fri between 10am – 4pm

Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council

NREC campaigns for social justice in Northamptonshire. We will undertake this work regardless of race, colour, religion, disability, age, sexuality, transgender status or gender.

  • Support and represent individual victims of discrimination, support victims of hate incidents
  • Monitor hate incidents
  • Raise awareness of the rights of individuals not to experience discrimination and to have their human rights upheld

Eligibility

We are a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee operating in the Kettering area and across Northamptonshire.

Hours and Duration

Monday to Thursday 10am – 4pm

Referral Process

Please call or email

Remploy Northamptonshire

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CONTACT DETAILS
0300 456 8110
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Remploy Northamptonshire

Supports people with Mental Health and Physical Disabilities to work through barriers to employment and continue to support for the first 2 years of employment

  • Remploy works on the DWP program called Work Choice and Specialist Employment Services
  • Use community’s services to help with customers’ barriers whatever they may be (ranging from confidence to addiction)
  • Partner with disability confident employers. Although we are not a recruitment agency, most of the jobs we have are entry level.
  • In Work Support Advisors work with customer and employer to ensure a correct approach to being brought into the business and an employer confident their new employee’s abilities as well as managing the new employee and their needs/adjustments

Eligibility

Anyone

Hours and Duration

Advisors are available 9-5 Monday to Friday

Remploy Online are available outside of those hours up to Midnight weekdays.

Referral Process

Call number below or contact the Job Centre

Short Breaks for Disabled/Special Needs Children

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CONTACT DETAILS
01536 521 555

Short Breaks for Disabled/Special Needs Children

 Green Patch (Kettering)

  • The Green Patch site is run by a charity called Groundwork Northampton
  • Short breaks service for disabled and special needs children between the ages of 5-17 years
  • Offers an exciting and interactive experience making it a perfect place for children to relax, learn and have fun in a safe environment.
  • Children and young people can expect to take part in activities such as feeding chickens and ducks, collecting eggs, growing vegetables, watering plants, art and crafts, nature hunts and lots more!

Eligibility

Children should be statemented

Hours and Duration

Mondays and Wednesdays 3.30-5.30pm (£4.00 per session)

Saturday sessions – 9.30-12.30pm and 1.30- 4.30pm (£7 per session).

In school holidays – 2 full-day sessions on Monday’s and Wednesdays from 10am-3pm. (£15 per session)

Referral Process

Call

Stockburn Memorial Trust Fund

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CONTACT DETAILS

Stockburn Memorial Trust Fund

The Stockburn Memorial Trust Fund makes small grants to people who qualify (see below). The charity does not directly provide services. It provides grants or may purchase goods and services.

Individual grants are usually of £220 and may be awarded twice annually. There is no set limit for grants to organisations, each being considered on its merits. The trustees give preference to organisations seeking to provide new projects or to acquire additional equipment and are unlikely to fund running costs.

Eligibility

We can only help if all of these conditions apply to the person who will receive the money

  • People resident in the Borough of Kettering
  • AND who have a medical condition or disability
  • AND who are in receipt of means tested benefits
  • Organisations operating in the Borough of Kettering for the benefit of people meeting the criteria in paragraph 1 above.

Hours and Duration

Available via the website so accessible at all times.

Referral Process

Fill in the application form on the website or use the Contact page to send a message.

Teamwork Trust

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CONTACT DETAILS
01536 511 993
Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4pm

Teamwork Trust

Delivers a wide range of programmes for vulnerable adults who have short-term or enduring mental health issues, learning difficulties, physical disabilities.

  • Enabling, Education, Activities and Counselling Programmes to help achieve goals, maintain well-being and increase skills
  • Friendly, supportive environment where people can make new friends and regain self-esteem and confidence whilst building a range of skills
  • Key workers may suggest attending Teamwork as part of a care plan.

Eligibility

We work with vulnerable adults who feel that they may gain confidence and improve their life by being part of a friendly team.

Hours and Duration

  • Mon – Fri offering AM & PM sessions between the hours 8.30am – 4.00pm
  • 1 Stanier Close Northfield Park Kettering Northamptonshire NN16 9XW

Referral Process

Call or email