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

Brookside Day Centre (Adult Day Provision)

Type of service:
24 Market Square, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 2DF
Telephone number:
01604 400400
Mobile number:
Service description:
This day centre for adults with learning difficulties is located right in the heart of Northampton’s town centre.

Brookside Day Centre has been working on providing not only day care services but opportunities for individuals to have an active choice in how they spend their time, enabling a sense of purpose and wellbeing.

Brookside aim to provide activities that will meet the needs of the individual, moving away from the “one size fits all” approach and wholeheartedly embracing person centred practices.

Brookside cater for adults with a learning disability at their premises in Northampton’s town centre. The design has been very much with customers in mind. They have a calming and modern environment with areas for activities, quiet reflection along with social spaces for communal times. The rooftop garden is used to grow organic fruit and vegetables which are used to prepare tasty lunches and snacks. This is tended by those who enjoy gardening.

At Brookside the team want all individuals to feel appreciated and for customers to have a sense of purpose and fulfilment.

All activities will aim to:
• Build independence
• Create social experiences, develop friendships and positive relationships
• Enable life skills
• Grow confidence
• Support self-esteem and awareness
• Increase health & wellbeing
• Enable real work experiences

The location of Starbucks coffee below the centre gives some centre-users the opportunity for workplace experiences. Brookside are working with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to gain disability confident status, enabling them to support individuals who have a recognised learning disability but want also to have meaningful work experience opportunities.

They have also partnered with Sports Traider. Sports and individual sport/fitness programmes are available to customers wishing to keep fit and healthy during their time both at the centre and at home. Equipment is available enabling full participation in healthy sporting activities.

Please be aware the premises are situated on the second and third floor - with a fully accessible lift in operation but appreciate this may not be suitable for some customers.

Brookside also offer summer holiday activity days for young people with special educational needs and disabilities age 16 to 18.

Price: £35 per day includes lunch (extra support £12 per hour)

Dates and times: 27th June to 24th August 2017, 10am to 2pm
Contact provider for cost details
Age range:
18 years - 65 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday 09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 16:30
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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