Update: This event has now passed - please contact us if you'd like more information about the services and support available in Northamptonshire for people with mental illness, learning disabilities, autism or brain injuries.
Join us on Thursday 10 May 2018 to find out about the opportunities and support available in Northamptonshire for people with mental illness, learning disabilities, autism or brain injuries.
Drop in anytime between 3 – 7pm to:
This event is ideally suited to those who have, or who are supporting the care of people with a mental illness, learning disability, autism or a brain injury.
Please note, our award-winning coffee shop will be open for refreshments.
Each week, Workbridge supports more than 250 people with mental illness, learning disabilities, autism or brain injuries to learn and develop work and life skills through a broad range of vocational opportunities.
Click play on the video to learn what the charity means to the people who understand it the best – the service users, staff and volunteers.
We are delighted to offer visitors a great range of exhibitors, each providing advice and guidance about the support people with mental illness, learning disabilities, autism or brain injuries can access locally. They included:
Northamptonshire County Council Local Offer Team
The Local Offer publishes information about the services available for children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities. The Local Offer makes it easier for you and your parents/carers to make choices about the most appropriate services that you can access. Talk to the Local Offer team to find out what is available locally.
Northamptonshire County Council Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB)
The LDPB aims to make sure that people with a learning disability who live in Northamptonshire have the same opportunities as everyone else. They work with lots of people and organisations to support people with learning disabilities.
Links – Consensus Support
The Links Day Centre provides an environment for adults with learning disabilities within the local area to enjoy a full range of lifestyle activities and learning opportunities. Visit their stand to discover what activities and learning opportunities are offered.
Spectrum offers recovery based services for people with mental health and learning disability needs. Their services span education, workskills and lifeskills training. Talk to the team to see what opportunities exist at Spectrum.
Suncare Services provide a range of services to improve the independence of people through skill development and experiences. Activities on offer include aquatic exercises, arts and crafts, cooking, sensory play, music, outdoor activities, short breaks and holidays. To find out more about Suncare Services could support your needs check out their stand at the Workbridge event.
Based in central Northampton, Workbridge offers people with mental illness, learning disabilities, autism or brain injuries the chance to learn and develop work and life skills through a broad range of vocational activities, including woodwork, ceramics, coffee shop, horticulture, contracting, office skills, design and print and catering. Workbridge will be offering you the chance to get involved and try some vocational activities at the event.
The Mentaur Group provides specialist care services, including residential, supported living, domiciliary care and day resources to adults with mental health needs and/or learning disabilities. The Group manages 5 residential homes and 3 supported living properties in Northamptonshire, supporting people to develop their independent living skills.
Northamptonshire Carers are the main support for Carer’s in Northamptonshire. They offer a range of services and activities for Carers, a Carers support line offering advice and emotional support and Carers Assessments which highlight what support Carers can access.
Brookside Day Centre
Brookside Day Centre provides modern day care services for adults with learning disabilities. They work to provide individuals with active choices in how they spend their time, enabling a sense of purpose and wellbeing. They tailor activities to individual needs helping to build independence, life and work skills and confidence. Their new premises in Northampton include social spaces, activity areas and a rooftop garden, used to grow organic fruit and vegetables.