We are busy again attending venues across Northampton, to bring our services closer to you.

Lesley (who runs our outreach programme for Northamptonshire) helps many customers by answering questions and guides people to the right information and support services.

Lesley said "People visited our stand at The Grosvenor Shopping Centre in Northampton, on the ground floor near Boots this week.

We had lots of questions from our customers including;

  • "I'm looking for a jar opener because I have arthritis in my shoulders, where can I buy one of these?"

  • "Where can I purchase emergency medical i/d jewellery?"

  • "How can I find a ‘Handy Man’ and gardener?"

  • "What friendship/support groups are available?"

  • "How do I find out about community transport?"

  • "Where are the RADAR toilets?"

  • "How can I get some help with welfare benefits?"

I was able to help customers with all the questions and handed them many of our leaflets, full of useful information.

Particularly I helped them with the following:

  • Welfare Benefits
  • Disability Resource Centre's employment support programme
  • Support Services for learning difficulties
  • Support for Carers
  • Age UK services
  • Equipment care & repair services
  • Equipment advice
  • Advocacy
  • Scooter hire
  • Local Authority process
  • Local college activities and courses aimed at improving mental health
  • DRC leaflets to enquire/ get help and information in future"

See where we will be attending next month.