Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Creative Support Northamptonshire


Type of service:
1 - 3 Newton Close, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 6UW
Telephone number:
01933 677889
Service description:
Owned by Creative Support (a registered charitable provider), Creative Support Northamptonshire exists for the well being of people with learning difficulties.

Services include:

Befriending Service (age 18+)

The Befriending Service enables adults with learning difficulties to build friendships and have fun in their community.

The service aims to help clients:
• Build on existing friendships and gain new friends
• Learn new skills
• Increase confidence
• Be more independent
• Avoid isolation
• Gain a sense of achievement
• Connect to their community
• Feel valued and respected

Domiciliary Support (age 18+)

Domiciliary Support provides personal care (and help with other practical household tasks) to individuals living in their own homes.

How it works:

• Clients choose their own support from trained staff (day time, evenings, weekends, and 24-hour on-call support is available)
• Clients are supported to develop new skills and maintain independence
• Clients are supported to develop their own person-centred plan and achieve their goals
• Creative Support offer new opportunities at home and in your community
• Clients have access to training, work, and voluntary placements
• Clients have peer support to build confidence and social networks
• The support builds on the clients’ strengths and celebrates their achievements
• The service enables independent living

Residential Services (age 18+)

Creative Support have five registered homes providing transitional or long-term support in small community settings for adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs in Wellingborough.

How it works:

• Creative Support will assess the client’s support needs in detail
• The client can stay in their chosen home before deciding whether they want to move in
• Clients will be able to access a range of community and social opportunities
• Clients can develop their living and independent skills
• Clients can live at the home for as long as they like
• If the client ever chooses to move on to a more independent living setting, Creative Support can help

Supported Accommodation (age 18+)

Creative Support have a range of housing schemes for people with learning disabilities in Wellingborough and Corby.

How it works:

• The client can visit the scheme to meet other tenants and staff
• The staff will help the client develop a personal plan that describes their goals and ambitions
• The client will be allocated a Link Worker
• The client will have a buddy/friend to support them
• Creative Support can support the client to get their full benefit entitlements
• The client will be supported to be part of your community
• The client will be supported to look for other housing options if/when they feel it is time to move on

Specialist Behaviour Support (age 18+)

Specialist Behaviour Support offers structured support to clients who present with challenging behaviours.

How it works:

• Creative Support will get to know the client well
• Creative Support will try to understand what the client’s behaviour is communicating
• Creative Support will look at where the client’s life could be busier/more fulfilled/ less stressful
• Creative Support will help the client gain more coping skills for situations they find difficult
• Creative Support will treat the client with positive regard

Community Connecting (Resource Centres) (age 13+)

This service offers small group activities based on what people have said they would like to do in their personal plans.

How it Works:
• The client will be allocated a ‘Community Link Worker’ to develop their person-centred support plan
• The client will be offered different activities to try
• The Community Link Worker will ensure they can support the client to do what is in their support plan
• The Community Link Worker will work with the client to ensure they get the most from the activities on offer

Community Connecting (Community Inclusion) (age 13+)

The service offers the client their own one-to-one ‘Community Connector’ who works alongside the person to identify their interests and talents and assist them to find suitable community-based activities.

How it works:

• The client will be allocated a Community Connector to help you choose your activities
• The Connector will discover the client’s interests, goals and aspirations
• The Connector will research the relevant provisions available within the client’s community
• The client can try out different activities to see which ones they enjoy
• The Connector will help the client settle into their activities and get to know people
• The client will have help arranging transport to their chosen activities
• The Connector will stay with the client until they feel safe and comfortable without them

Housing And Community Support Service (Sessions) (age 18+)

The Housing and Community Support Service provides community-based sessions that could enable adults with learning difficulties live independently. The sessions are for adults with learning disabilities who rent their own homes, and who are not normally eligible for statutory funding.

Sessions can help with:
• Tenancy Support
• Benefits, Budgeting, and Debt Management
• Life Skills, Health and Wellbeing
• Community Connecting
• Befriending

Session details:

Monday to Friday (by appointment only)
The Business Exchange Rockingham Road, Kettering NN16 8JX
Phone: 01536 526466

Monday to Friday (by appointment only)
The Old TA Building, Elizabeth Street, Corby NN17 1PN
Phone: 01536 403566

Monday to Friday (by appointment only)
The Doddridge Centre, 109 St James Road, Northampton NN5 5LD
Phone: 01604 587195

Tuesday Drop-In (9am-12noon)
Weston Favell Library, Weston Favell Shopping Centre, Northampton NN3 8JZ

Wednesday Drop-In (10.30am-1.30pm)
Wellingborough Job Centre, 49-53 West Villa Road, Wellingborough NN8 4NF

Friday Drop-In (9.30am-1.30pm)
One Stop Shop, The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton. NN1 1DE
Age range:
13 years - 100 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
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