Other useful Information and websites

Here you will find other useful information and websites.

Additional Easy Read Information

If you can’t find the Easyread document you are looking for please visit our Additional easy read information page.

Advocacy and self advocacy

Voiceability

Voiceability Northamptonshire offer many different types of advocacy. You can find details of these on their website:

Central England People First

Central England People First work to make sure people's voices are heard. They help people on a one-to-one basis, speak up at meetings, and we get involved with organisations to make sure the things that they do are good for people with learning difficulties. To find out more about the work we have done visit their website:

Autism

An interesting Article about Donald Grey Triplett: The first boy diagnosed as autistic

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society are the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people

You can find out more about their work below:

Autism Concern

Autism Concern is a charity which provides support and options to people affected by all forms of autism in gaining independence and control of their lives:

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

The British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) want people with learning disabilities to be valued equally, participate fully in their communities and be treated with dignity and respect.

BLID help develop the organisations who provide services, and the people who give support:

Easy read guide

Please view the document below for a guide to creating easy read documents.

Mencap

Mencap work in partnership with people with a learning disability. Their services support people with Learning Disabilities to live life as they choose:

National Brokerage Project

Some people need support to help them plan the things they want and need to do in their lives. Brokerage is about making sure that people and their families who want extra assistance to plan and make choices about support can get it.

National Forum of People with Learning Disabilities

The National Forum of People with Learning Disabilities works closely with Government at a high level and is listened to very carefully by Ministers. Things have changed because of what forum members have said. To find out more about The National Forum of People with Learning Disabilities and the work they do visit their website:

Personal Independence Payments

Here is the presentation about the change form Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payments given to the Board on the 16 August 2016.

Safeguarding

We have written an easy read guide to Safeguarding Adults with Learning Disabilities. 

To look at the guide please visit our Safeguarding page.

There is also a poster that can be displayed to let people know about the Guide:

Northamptonshire County Council

Northamptonshire County Council

about 18 hours ago

Online retailer fined after admitting false description of leather wallets

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Private fostering

Do you work with children? If so, you may know of private fostering arrangements. This is where a child or young person up to the age of 16 (18 if ...

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Our 30 Days 30 Way UK emergency preparedness campaign is back! Launching on September 1st, the campaign will feature a daily message to encourage us ...

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Payments system - intermittent downtime

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Fostering and Adoption Open Evening

If you've been thinking about using your skills and experiences to help others and make a difference, this could be the time you change a life forever...

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Free 30 hours of childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

If you're the parent of a 3/4 year old and you’re working 16 hours a week on minimum or living wage, you could be eligible for 30 hours funded childca...

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