Adult Social Services West Northamptonshire
Age UK Northamptonshire is an independent charity providing support and services to older people in Northamptonshire.
Age UK offer a wide range of help including day care at home, money management, information and advice on benefits such as attendance allowance claims, advocacy, home help, foot care, handypersons services, exercise classes, transportation and much more.
Speak to an Advisor 9am to 12pm Wednesday and Thursday on 01604 611207
National Helpline 0800 678 1602
Renew 169 Wellbeing Café, Towcester
Renew 169 Wellbeing Café offers a quiet space where it is okay not to be okay. It is a safe space where people with emotional and mental health difficulties are welcomed, with an aim to reduce loneliness and isolation. Visitors can be assured of a warm welcome and someone to listen. Attendees have the opportunity to take part in activities, based on the `5 Ways to Wellbeing’.
Open Monday to Wednesday 10am – 3pm, no appointment required. 169 Watling Street, Towcester NN12 6BX
Tuesday 12pm – 1pm Carers Supporting Carers
Northamptonshire Carers offer support services to carers in Northamptonshire.
They support, advocate for, champion and connect carers across the UK, so that no one has to care alone.
They can be contacted on 01933 677907 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Northamptonshire Carers offer a drop-in at the Renew-169 Wellbeing Café in Towcester every 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month between 12pm and 1pm. Renew is located at 169 Watling Street, Towcester NN12 6BX – no appointment needed (renew169 Wellbeing Café | Towcester, England)
South Northants Volunteer Bureau (snvb)
snvb supports local people to provide services and help to residents so that they can lead healthy and enjoyable lives and to strengthen the voluntary and community sector so that it can thrive and make a difference to those who live and work in South Northamptonshire.
Garden Buddies is a community gardening service in which volunteers provide practical help to elderly and disabled people, who have no other means of support, enabling them to maintain and enjoy their gardens. Eligibility criteria applies.
Men into Extra Time is a new project run by snvb in conjunction with Brackley Town Football Club to develop ways of reducing social isolation and loneliness in older men. Both these are major contributory factors to poor physical and mental health.
Volunteer Centre, Whittons Lane, Towcester NN12 6YZ. Open Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm. Drop in for a chat, no appointment needed. If you are unable to visit the centre then please call 01327 358264 or email email@example.com and they will arrange for a friendly advisor to meet you.
The Silver Line
The Silver Line offer friendship, conversation, and support for people aged 55 and over, especially those experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation.
The Silver Line is a free, 24 hour telephone service.
Tel: 0800 4 70 80 90
Ability Community Transport was set up as a not-for-profit community interest company, with the primary goal of reducing social isolation and loneliness.
Their fleet of modern, luxury minibuses offer a bus service that is completely FREE to holders of a concessionary bus pass and connects people with the places that they need the most. You may live in a remote rural area that has lost a valuable regular bus service, where you live may not be quite near enough to the bus stop, or the buses don’t go to the shops that you need.
Tel: 01327 604123 (Monday – Friday 9am – 2pm)
Northamptonshire and Brackley MIND
Mind offer mental health services including crisis support, counselling, one to one support, group and peer support and wellbeing courses. More information can be found on the website.
Tel: 01604 634310, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northampton Linking Lives
Northampton Linking Lives is a befriending service aimed at adults who find themselves requiring some extra friendship and support.
Service available to adults living in Northampton.
Tel: 07405 318627 for further info.
National and local organisation offering advice on a wide range of issues from benefits, work, debt and money, housing, family, immigration and much more.
Central and East Northamptonshire Citizens Advice is closest branch. 03444 889 629
National phone line on 0800 144 8848 which is open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday
VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantages or discrimination to have a voice that counts. They provide free and independent advocacy and user-involvement services. VoiceAbility's advocates can work with people in a variety of ways to ensure they understand all the options and get the best outcome for them
Northamptonshire Healthcare – Older Community Mental Health Services
Community based team working to give service in people’s homes and in the community for people aged 65 +.
Information about Elderly and Disabled Support in the Towcester area including transport, clubs and voluntary services available.
TADD (Towcester Area Door to Door)
Towcester Door to Door community transport is a friendly, affordable service which helps people attend their medically related appointments and access services which contribute to their wellbeing.
Tel: 01327 810300
Northamptonshire Sport is Northampton’s leading physical activity, health and wellbeing charity.
Our programmes focus on creating opportunities for people who are facing barriers to leading a more active lifestyle. The programmes we deliver have a particular focus on helping those who are inactive, living with health conditions, disabilities, frailty and facing disadvantages in society.
Telephone 01604 389 976, email email@example.com
Reading Friends is a UK wide programme from The Reading Agency to tackle loneliness by bringing people together to read, chat and share stories.
Northamptonshire Libraries and Information Services are offering free, friendly and fun Reading Friends Sessions. It is a chance to chat and connect to new friends through the sharing of stories, poems and articles.
In-person group session meets regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of each moth 11 to midday at Northamptonshire Central Library (Abingdon Street, Northampton NN1 2BA).
Whatever happens as we get older, we all want to remain independent and live life on our own terms. Independent Age can provide you and your family with clear, free and impartial advice on the issues that matter: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility.
Helpline No. 0800 319 6789
Royal Voluntary Service
Royal Voluntary Service mobilises volunteers in every corner of Britain to support people in need and the NHS.
We’re here to help people keep leading independent, healthy and happy lives, by offering a helping hand where it’s needed. Our volunteers offer practical support by taking care of the things the people we serve are less able to do for themselves, like shopping or getting to and from social activities.
Volunteers also provide social and emotional support, just by being there in person or on the phone once or twice a week. Sometimes that also means organising, running or simply attending local classes in anything from Tai Chi to IT.
0330 555 0310 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm