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Preventative Services: Community Therapy - WNC

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Description

West Northamptonshire Council’s Community Therapy Service aims to support adults in living their best lives with their disabilities or long-term conditions. Support can include:

  • an assessment
  • support
  • advice
  • loaning equipment from the Integrated Community Equipment Store
  • arranging minor adaptations
  • recommending major adaptations
  • making referrals to other specialist services

The Community Therapy Service also provides assessments for children with disabilities or long-term conditions who may benefit from adaptations to the home. 

About the Assessment 

The service offers an assessment to establish your needs (relating to your disability or long-term condition). During your assessment, information is gathered about:

  • what matters most to you
  • your strengths (what you can do)
  • information about your disability or condition
  • the difficulties or challenges you could be facing

The assessment is a two-way open discussion and will cover all relevant areas of your life. The information gathered is used to agree a person-centred and strength-based plan.

Assessments usually take place at home but can also be at work, a day centre, or another residential establishment. They consider your physical, social, and cultural needs (and those of your carer).

Benefits of an assessment include:

  • your individual needs being identified
  • a plan being made with you to meet those identified needs
  • receiving the most up-to-date information about equipment and technologies which may help you
  • accessing equipment that can support your safety and independence. This might include chair raisers, bathing equipment, toilet frames, and more specialist equipment
  • accessing minor adaptations to your home to meet your needs (such as grab rails and stair rails)
  • receiving recommendations for major adaptations to your home. These will be adaptations designed to enable safe and independent access to facilities. They might include stairlifts or walk-in showers
  • being be supported and informed about other services that may help you live your best life in your own home

For more information, visit Community Therapy

How To Get This Service

You can request an assessment using this online form:

Locality
  • Brackley Area
  • Daventry Area
  • Northampton Area
  • Towcester Area
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Additional languages
Translation and/or Interpreting Available on Request
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 99 years
Referral route
Self Referral
For people with
Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Eligibility criteria
  • Age Range - Adulthood
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
  • Assessment Needed
  • Age Range - Early Years
  • Age Range - School
Provider category
  • Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support
  • Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs

Address

West Northamptonshire Council, One Angel Square, Angel Street
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 1ED
UK

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Last updated 07 February 2024