Supporting Independence Programme
The Supporting Independence Programme is a Northamptonshire Public Health service, delivered free of charge in community clinics across the county. We provide tailored support to clients (aged 18 & over) in several areas of their life, which may impact their every-day independence & wellbeing.
With up to 12 weeks of one-to-one support, our dedicated Wellbeing Advisors are committed to improving client's health and wellbeing, helping them to achieve a better quality of life.
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, 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 a short eligibility assessment. A member of the administration team will aim to contact clients within two working days to arrange an appointment.