Transition of Thackley Green Specialist Care Centre to North Northamptonshire Council (NNC)Adult social services
03 July 2023
Thackley Green is a specialist care centre in North Northamptonshire and provides short-term care support to those discharged from hospital. Due to its location in Corby, it has typically taken patients from Kettering General Hospital and residents from North Northants.
West Northamptonshire Council, which took on the centre from the former county council in April 2021, has been reviewing its care provision and has been working closely with partners to ensure the right support is available across the health and care system. This is to provide better discharge outcomes following people’s stay in hospital and to support individual independence and recovery in their own homes or as close to home as possible.
As part of this review and in discussions between the two councils, it has jointly been agreed that WNC will transfer the operation and staff of Thackley Green Specialist Care Centre to NNC with effect from 1 July 2023. This transition of provider will increase re-ablement support available to residents in North Northamptonshire in a setting closer to home.
We continue to work closely with the union and colleagues at Thackley Green to support them in their transition over to NNC.
In West Northamptonshire, our priority is to ensure patients access the right care, at the right time to better support their recovery journey following a stay in hospital. To provide the best support to our residents, we have improved our Reablement West Service as well as opening a Recovering Independence Bed Unit, Turn Furlong in Northampton, in partnership with Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust providing short-term health and care for patients following their stay in hospital.