Building Community Resilience

There are many strands to the Support Northamptonshire initiative, with a number of organisations providing support through various projects. Here we outline some elements of the service which can provide help to prevent your problems escalating.

Connecting Communities Project

Co-production requires us to build informal networks within local communities which identify people in need and help support them, thereby preventing people needing more intensive support later on.

Support Northamptonshire has received £350,000 over 4 years from the National Lottery to establish a Good Neighbours Network, develop Affordable Warmth services and provide welfare benefits and debt advice for BME communities and in Hemmingwell, Queensway and Croyland wards.

For more information please contact Sarah Lee, Team Leader, Support Northamptonshire on 01933 449382

Foodbank

The Wellingborough and District Foodbank, funded by a county council grant, has been set up by the Daylight Centre Fellowship.

As a Support Northamptonshire partner, the Daylight Centre will ensure people receiving food parcels will also be given any other support they may need.

Queens Hall, 8 High Street, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 4HP
Tel: 01933 446 490
Email: info@daylightcf.org

Developing Local Communities Fund (DLCF)

Support Northamptonshire won a tender from the County Council in 2012 to provide support for local black and ethnic minority (BME) communities and for people living in areas of greatest need in Wellingborough. Led by Wellingborough Homes, the programme involves the Victoria Centre, Daylight Centre, Wellngborough African-Caribbean Association, Wellingborough and East Northants Womens' Aid and Nene Valley Community Action.

We have completed community-led research in key wards of Hemmingwell, Queensway and Croyland to ensure we target support to people who need it most. We are completing key projects for people from Eastern European Communities, developing a BME partnership, working with young African-Caribbean people and providing training for community organisations on honour based violence.

You can email us for more information about this at info@supportnorthamptonshire.co.uk

Living Skills

Many people need help and support to learn new skills which will enable them to live more independently in their community. Some people are also isolated and would benefit from different activities and learning opportunities. The Support Northamptonshire Living Skills scheme will offer a life skills learning programme to help prevent people's needs from escalating. We are currently drawing up a 'menu' of living skills we can provide and these can be booked through this website.

You can email us for more information about this at info@supportnorthamptonshire.co.uk

Volunteer Hub

All our partner organisations rely on volunteers to deliver services. In time we wish to develop a Volunteer Hub that can help us all to manage the identification, recruitment, training and support of volunteers. It can also encourage more people to consider volunteering and can offer volunteers the benefit of experience across the wode range of Support Wellingboorugh members.

Our Lottery project is testing this approach.

You can email us for more information about this at info@supportnorthamptonshire.co.uk

Family, faith groups, neighbours and local communities

People rely on their own local support networks when they are in need. We want to make sure that these networks are strong, resilient and can provide a range of support to members of their community.