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Adult Social Care: Specialist Support for Younger Adults With Disabilities (Long-Term Care at Home and Supported Living) - WNC

Adult Social Care: Specialist Support for Younger Adults With Disabilities (Long-Term Care at Home and Supported Living) - WNC logo


West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) refers to long-term care as Specialist Support for Younger Adults With Disabilities.

You might be able to use this service if you're aged between 18 and 65 and have eligible care and support needs (as per the Care Act 2014). These needs may relate to:

  • a physical disability
  • a learning disability
  • autism (ASD)
  • and/or a mental health condition

Specialist Support for Younger Adults is delivered in the community. It's also delivered within a supported living service at Eleanor Lodge.

Long-Term Care at Home

Specialist Support for Younger Adults supports those with complex care needs. It aims to support people to remain at home and to live as independently as possible. The team will support you to manage your daily routine, such as:

  • personal care (washing, dressing, bathing)
  • getting dressed and undressed
  • getting into and out of bed
  • toileting and promoting continence
  • meal preparation
  • moving safely around your home
  • support with shopping
  • support during holidays
  • budgeting, finance management and tenancy support
  • medication management
  • accessing education and work opportunities (paid or unpaid)
  • household duties
  • accessing social activities

Supported Living – Eleanor Lodge

If you have been assessed as also requiring accommodation at Eleanor Lodge, the team will explain:

  • what happens after the visit
  • how they will match your preferences to the right shared flat

This will start with a 'tea visit' to meet others living in the shared accommodation.

Once it is agreed that you are happy to move into the shared accommodation, the team will:

  • link with the landlord to go through the tenancy process
  • support you to complete all relevant paperwork

How to Get this Service

A social care professional must refer you to this service. 

You can use this online form to help the Council understand any care needs you may have. They will use this information to decide if you might be eligible for support.

  • 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 18 years to 65 years
Referral route
Professional Referral
For people with
Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Eligibility criteria
  • Age Range - Adulthood
  • Assessment Needed
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Provider category
Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support


West Northamptonshire Council, Eleanor Lodge, Camborne Close
United Kingdom


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Last updated 20 March 2024