The Northamptonshire Centre for Independent Living supports Disabled People and Carers across Northamptonshire, and is a project of the Disability Resource Centre.
Run by Disabled People for Disabled People the Northamptonshire Centre for Independent Living acts as a focal point for disability related issues and supports people Countywide. With demonstration areas and offices in both Northampton and Corby, staff can provide you with the information and support you or your family may need during transition or simply provide a creative solution to a problem. The newly refurbished centres located at the Gladstone Road Resource Centre, Northampton and Patrick Road Resource Centre in Corby are a first point of access to a wide range of information and services, enabling Disabled People to live independent lives and have more choice and control over the services and equipment they use.
People can access a wide range of information, advice and services including; Welfare Benefit support, Individual Budgets and Direct Payments advice and support so people can recognise their rights as equal citizens. There are extensive information libraries in a range of accessible formats, and staff are trained to assist on issues such as assistive technology; specialist equipment and can direct you to other support networks. Equipment areas offer a much needed “try before you buy” policy, aiding people to select the perfect equipment for their daily living needs.
The Centres are now fully open to local communities and will act to enhance the lives of Disabled People and Carers across Northamptonshire.