Here are some of our suggestions to help you search successfully.
- The top bar will take you to the main Local Authority website.
- The Local Offer name in the left hand corner will return you to the Local Offer home page.
Search for information
Use the search bar to find one or more of the following:
- category (e.g. education)
- keyword (if you search for more than one word at a time, we recommend you use speech marks e.g. 'toilet training')
- postcode or place name
- location (select from drop down menu)
You will get two sets of results in the tab bar - a list of providers and a list with more information.
Filters - picture tiles
Click the filter tiles to display the services in that category. You can then filter your list by using the refine filters on the right-hand side of the page (or under the results if you are using a mobile device).
Refining the results
You can refine your search results (if needed) by applying the filters. You can define the age range, choose specific provider types or apply other options. These will vary depending on the original results.
Note: You will need to click 'Apply' at the bottom of each filter list in order to refine the results.
Top tips for using the Local Offer search bar
Use single words, rather than a whole sentence
Don’t use too many search options. Try to use no more than two (e.g. keyword and location)
Use speech marks around your search terms (e.g. "wheelchair basketball")
Don’t use technical or medical words ('deaf' will generate more results than 'bilateral sensorineural deafness')
Press Ctrl + F5 to refresh the page if something goes wrong
Don't forget to
tell us if you can't find what you're looking for!
The website has other pages (in the black bar) where you can find more information such as the
What's On page, which lists stand-alone events for example seasonal activities.
Underneath your results you will find a 'features bar' giving you a quick link to other relevant services.
You can also view our social media posts at the bottom of each page, as well as in the
Social Wall page (in the black bar).
Accessibility and Browsealoud tool
If you wish to listen to any of the Local Offer content, translate it into another language, simplify the words, use coloured overlays or enlarge the text, you can use Browsealoud by clicking the icon found on the top right hand side of each page.
Accessing the Local Offer information for people who are not online
Information from the Local Offer is available for those who don't have access to the internet by:
- phoning customer services on 0300126 1000 option 5
- requesting information from the Local Offer team directly
- access to printed leaflets and factsheets
- free access to the internet in Northamptonshire's libraries
We hope you find our website easy-to-use, and that you find what you were looking for. Please let us know what you think by giving us some feedback.