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Need support? the “Supporting Independence” programme could help

February 2nd, 2021

Supporting Independence Programme

Have you noticed any recent changes in your health?

  • Do you have difficulties walking or need help moving about?
  • Are everyday tasks such as shopping becoming more difficult?
  • Do you need someone to help you on a regular basis?
  • When you need help, do you sometimes feel lonely or isolated?

Now, more than ever, services across Northamptonshire are working together to support those most affected by COVID. Public Health Northamptonshire’s “Supporting Independence” programme offers support to vulnerable adults to improve and maintain their independence and wellbeing. The service can be tailored to support anybody in the county who is aged 18 or over, and who may be struggling with one or more areas of their life.

The Supporting Independence programme is is currently operating as a telephone service, offering 12 weeks of person-centred support with a trained wellbeing advisor. The service’s advisors have a wealth of knowledge and contacts for community services, charities and organisations across the county, working in partnership to achieve a positive outcome for everyone who needs support.

Referrals are dependent on successful completion of eligibility criteria determined by a few quick questions included in an online referral form. Applicants are contacted within two working days to arrange an initial appointment with an allocated advisor. Examples of areas of support include:

  • Social isolation
  • Falls
  • Lifestyle
  • Medication
  • Mental and emotional health
  • Physical health and mobility

Click here to visit the Supporting Independence website for more information and to access the online referral form. 

Click here to contact Supporting Independence by email.