Northants Supporting Independence Programme

The Supporting Independence Programme is a Northamptonshire Public Health service, delivered free of charge across the county. It provides tailored support to members of the community, (aged 18 & over) in several areas of their life which may be impacting their every-day independence & wellbeing. 

With up to 12 weeks of one-to-one support within the community, the dedicated Wellbeing Advisors are committed to improving client’s health and wellbeing, helping them to achieve a better quality of life. They carry out numerous in-house interventions, and have excellent working partnerships with organisations and services across the county, to ensure the most appropriate support is put in place. 

Examples of support include:

  • Opportunities to meet with your Advisor to ‘Walk and Talk’ with the aim of increasing physical activity and socialisation. 
  • Support to access social opportunities within your local community to reduce isolation, including volunteering and clubs, groups and events to suit your hobbies and interests.
  • Identification, intervention and support for low-level mental health and emotional difficulties.
  • Identification, support and referral as appropriate to support daily life including housing support and money advice.
  • Advice, information and support on managing the long-term effects of COVID-19. 
  • Advice, information and support on lifestyle issues such as nutrition, weight management, smoking and alcohol use. 
  • Identification of other issues such as blood pressure or use of multiple medicines and referral where appropriate including to memory clinics, continence services or community pharmacies.

Individuals can self-refer or make a referral on someone else’s behalf and can do this by completing the short eligibility assessment via the link below. A member of the administration team will endeavour to contact clients within two working days to arrange an initial appointment.

https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/health/pages/supporting-independence.aspx

If you have any further queries, you can email the administration team on SIPInfo.NCC@northnorthants.gov.uk  or call them on 01604 361533.