Young People

Information hub with a variety of links and services related to young people living within the borough.

Community Law Service

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CONTACT DETAILS

01604 621038
Mon-Thurs 9.30am-3pm and Fri 9.30am-1pm

Community Law Service

Specialist advice and representation on:

  • Benefits
  • Debt
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Financial Capability
  • Immigration

Eligibility

Some services are area specific please contact for further information

Hours and Duration

49-53 Hazelwood Road, Northampton

  • 9-30am – 3pm Monday to Thursday, 9-30am – 1pm Friday

Referral Process

Please call or email

Detached Youth Work Groundwork Northamptonshire

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CONTACT DETAILS
01536 526 453

Detached Youth Work Groundwork Northamptonshire

  • Informal educational sessions and projects to meet the needs of young people
  • Local Anti-Social Behaviour meetings and sessions covering wide areas of issues
  • 1:1 Mentoring for those young people in need of intensive support.
  • Sports and arts sessions to divert the young people from ASB into positive activities.

Eligibility

For ages 10 -19

Hours and Duration

Detached Youth work every Friday evening

Referral Process

Phone 01536 526453

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CONTACT DETAILS

07752787556 (Paul Millen) 

Enable Growth and Inclusion North Northants (GAINN)

  • A project for 17 – 24s suffering from social isolation and/or common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression
  • Socially inclusive group activities
  • One to one mentoring
  • Peer mentoring
  • Employment support
  • A listening ear
  • Great fun

Eligibility

  • Participants must be 17 – 24 and self-identify as having a common mental health problem, or suffer with social isolation. We take a broad definition of isolation to mean more than just lack of contact with others. We understand that some people can feel isolated even when they have daily contact with other people.

Hours and Duration

Office Hours 9am – 5pm.

However, we can be flexible with meeting times and sessions.

Referral Process

Contact Paul Millen on 07752787556 and we can arrange to meet you at the next possible time.

 

Enterprise Kettering

Enterprise Kettering

CONTACT DETAILS
01536 535 912

Enterprise Kettering

Enterprise Kettering is a signposting portal operating via website and twitter (twitter @entkettering) providing up to date and relevant access to the wide range of employability services and business support available both in Kettering and North Northamptonshire.

The ‘one stop shop’ aim is Enabling local people and businesses to grow and progress

Eligibility

All

Hours and Duration

24/7 access to website

Referral Process

Via website or email

eVolve your future

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CONTACT DETAILS
01933 358 250
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

eVolve your future

eVolve your future operates welfare to work and skills development to support all customers

  • Provide Careers Advice and Guidance and Training
  • Pre-employment support
  • Functional skills Maths, English and IT
  • Delivering work-based learning to include Apprenticeships
  • Able to provide group, 1-1, on line and blended learning courses to meet individual needs.

Eligibility

16 plus

Hours and Duration

9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Referral Process

By telephone

Kettering Foodbank

Kettering Foodbank

Based at the Praise Community Church, 3 Alexandra St, Kettering

  • The foodbank helps those in food poverty, overcome a short-term crisis.
  • We provide tinned and dried food sufficient for three days, together with bread, fresh fruit and vegetables when available.
  • We try to sign post individuals to agencies that may be able to assist with any additional needs.

Eligibility

Every prospective client is interviewed to establish his or her situation and where possible supporting evidence maybe required. Many clients are referred by recognised agencies who are already helping individuals overcome their crisis. We aim to help wherever possible, however we do limit parcels to three in any six-month period.

Hours and Duration

  • Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 7pm to 9pm

 

Referral Process

Call or visit. Customers can be seen without a referral and will be subject to an assessment to assess needs.

Kettering Training Services

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CONTACT DETAILS
01536 535900
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

Kettering Training Services

  • Training provider in Northamptonshire delivering a Study Programme and Apprenticeships
  • High quality training, support and guidance to support the development of local businesses and young people in the community
  • Through Apprenticeships and the Study Programme we enable local learners to gain vocational skills, employability skills and technical skills in a number of different industry recognised qualifications

Eligibility

  • Apprenticeships are for anyone 16 years of age or older, not in full-time education or have gained a degree and be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • The Study Programme is an alternative to sixth form and college for anyone aged 16 -18

Hours and Duration

Office Hours Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Study Programme Hours Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 3.00pm

Referral Process

Please call a member of the team.

Mayday Trust

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CONTACT DETAILS
01604 415 488

Mayday Trust (Personal Transitions Service)

At Mayday, we are passionate about working with people going through tough times such as homelessness, leaving prison, care or coming out of psychiatric hospital. We provide direct support through our Asset Coaches.

  • We don’t need to know all the issues – we focus on each person’s unique strengths, talents and abilities.

Within Northamptonshire we work with people aged 16 upwards who may be experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We also offer accommodation within Northamptonshire, please see our website or talk to a member of our Housing team for more details.

Eligibility

  • Homelessness: we work with people 16 years upwards
  • We also have our Be the Change project which has specific eligibility criteria which is listed on our website maydaytrust.org.uk/be-the-change/
  • We work across a number of contracts please see www.maydaytrust.org.uk for more information.

Hours and Duration

Coaches work flexibly to suit each individual

Referral Process

Please use the website www.maydaytrust.org.uk to find out further information and access our application forms.

NCC Youth Offending

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CONTACT DETAILS
01604-364118
Monday – Friday, 9am-5.30pm

 

NCC Youth Offending

  • Party to the Single 16/17 year old homeless protocol
  • Tenancy Support
  • Rent-in advance and Deposit scheme
  • Assistance in finding accommodation
  • Benefits and housing advice to clients and their families

Eligibility

Young person or their family open to YOS

Hours and Duration

Mon-Fri 9am – 5.30pm

Referral Process

Please call 01604-364118

Neighbourhood Learning

Neighbourhood learning

CONTACT DETAILS
0300 126 1000

Neighbourhood Learning – ‘Learning for Work’

NCC Adult Learning Service provide:

  • Wide range of Free courses to build confidence and skills towards employability and volunteering.
  • We support our learners to go on to further education (college) and gain a qualification.

Example of Courses we can offer:

  • IT for the Terrified, IT for Job Seekers
  • English & Maths – 5 week Brush up on Your Maths or English
  • Career Planning, Job search, help with CV and interviews
  • Food Safety Level 2, Food & Cookery, Healthy Cooking on a Budget
  • Increase self confidence

For more courses please search our website.

Eligibility

19+

Hours and Duration

Our courses are usually 2 hours a week for 1 -10 weeks held locally

Referral Process

Please telephone

Northamptonshire Carers

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CONTACT DETAILS

Carers Support Line 01933 677907
Mon– Fri between 9am – 5pm

Northamptonshire Carers

To provide a confidential service to support the needs of Adult Carers and Young Carers across Northamptonshire.

  • Carers Support Line
  • Information and advice
  • Signposting and referral to other organisations
  • One-to-one telephone support
  • Access to Carers Assessments
  • Access to all Northamptonshire Carers services
  • Ongoing support

Eligibility

An adult or child providing unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without their help. This could be due to frailty, disability, serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse.

Hours and Duration

Monday – Friday 9am -5pm

Referral Process

Phone or email

Northamptonshire Get Involved Hub

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CONTACT DETAILS
0300 126 1000
Monday – Friday, 8am-6pm

Northamptonshire Get Involved Hub (LibraryPlus)

A new online portal promoting volunteer opportunities available within LibraryPlus, Northamptonshire County Council and other volunteer-based organisations around the county. All NCC volunteers qualify for 10 hours of free adult learning.

Eligibility

  • Prospective volunteers – Anyone from the age of 14 (some roles are age specific), subject to relevant checks
  • Any Northamptonshire-based organisation can promote volunteering opportunities, subject to suitable insurance and policies being in place.

Hours and Duration

Online access at all times

Referral Process

Online application/expression of interest or call into your local library to discuss.

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

Prospects Northamptonshire

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CONTACT DETAILS
0800 7313219
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm
www.prospectsnow.me

PROSPECTS NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Targeted support service for young people who are NEET (not in education, employment or training). Independent careers advice and guidance, help with career choices, job search, interviews and CVs.

Drop-ins at 11 community venues across the county – see website for location, days and times

www.prospectsnow.me

Eligibility

  • Anyone who is NEET and within 2 years of the end of Yr11
  • Extended eligibility to age 25 for those NEET and
  • Have a Education Health Care Plan
  • Or are Looked After Children (LAC) / In Care

Hours and Duration

Office hours Mon – Fri 9-5pm.

Referral Process

Self referral or Parent/Professional referral by contacting the office or attending a drop-in

Service Six

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CONTACT DETAILS

01933 277520

Service Six

Regional charity meeting the increasingly complex and diverse needs of disadvantaged children (aged 4+ years) and young people with some services available for adults and families.  

  • Queen’s Award-winning Opal Self-Harm Project
  • Detached and outreach services for children and young people engaged in anti-social behaviour or at risk of gang membership
  • Children’s post sexual abuse support services
  • ‘Needs Led’ services for the most disadvantaged children and young people
  • ‘New Leaf’ NEETs project to support young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training
  • Professional play therapy and youth, adult and family counselling services

Eligibility

Children and young people aged 10 – 18 years old with some services being provided for under 10s and over 18s.

Hours and Duration

Head Office: Mon – Thurs 9.00am – 7.00pm Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm
Service Delivery is flexible and based around the customer’s needs.

Referral Process

We accept self-referrals and referrals from professionals. Please contact our Portal team who are based at our Head office and discuss your potential referral.

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

The Lowdown

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CONTACT DETAILS

Office telephone:              01604 634385

Telephone helpline:         01604 622223

LGBTQ mobile:                 07585 737482

 

The Lowdown

Free & Confidential Counselling, information, mental health and sexual health support services for young people, 6 days per week at The Lowdown, Northampton, NN1 1PP.

  • Counselling & Support: Any issue including self harm, bereavement, stress and anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, depression, drugs & alcohol, sexual health, relationships, etc
  • Nurse Service: On-going & emergency contraceptive pill, consultations for implant/LARCs etc, well-mens health check, STD checks
  • Sexual Health Service: Condoms, c-card, STD screening, pregnancy testing, lube, sexual health and relationships information and support
  • LGBTQ Services: Youth support groups, Helpline, Educational/fun activities
  • School Based Services:  1:1 counselling in schools and colleges as well as presentations and awareness talks in assemblies.      

Eligibility

  • All services are for 12 – 25 year olds
  • Our weekly Out There LGBTQ group is for 14-18 year olds
  • Our fortnightly Out There Plus LGBTQ group is for 18-25 year olds
  • Our Sexual Health Nurse Service is available

Hours and Duration

For Counselling, Info, Sexual Health, Support, Mental Health – (appointments and drop-ins), our opening hours are:

Mondays & Wednesdays     12-3pm   & 4–7pm
Mondays to Fridays              4 – 7pm
Saturdays                             10am – 4pm

Sexual Health Nurse Service:
Saturdays        –     1:30-4pm (1st & 3rd Saturday of each Month only)
Wednesdays   –    1:30-3pm &  4-6:30 pm

For LGBTQ Youth Groups:
Out There LGBTQ group (for 14-18’s) – Fridays, 7 – 9pm @ the lowdown

Out There Plus LGBTQ group (for 18-25’s) – alternate Thursdays, 7-9pm @ the lab

Referral Process

Please call or email

VOICE (Victim Support)

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CONTACT DETAILS
0300 303 1965

Mon, Wed, Fri, 8am – 6pm

Tues and Thurs, 8am-8pm

Sat, 9am – 5pm

 

VOICE (Victim Support)

Free and confidential service for victims, witnesses or anyone affected by crime living in Northamptonshire including:

  • Victims and witnesses (adults)
  • Children and young people (specialist therapeutic services)

Individuals do not have to report the crime to receive support. Our support can be emotional or practical. It is available to anyone suffering from any type of crime (including domestic abuse, historical crimes, sexual violence), no matter when and where the crime took place. Support can be face-to-face or over the telephone.

Eligibility

Anyone living in Northamptonshire. Crime does not have to be reported.

Hours and Duration

Referral Process

Phone phone or email