Page last updated 13 May 2013

In the Spotlight

New homepage6 March 2017
New homepage
Our new website homepage will be live this Thursday (9 March).

Adoption and Fostering6 March 2017
LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week
We are proud to support LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week (Monday 6 March to Sunday 12 March).

27 February 2017
Take part in our childcare survey
Families are being asked to take part in our consultation ahead of the expansion of the Government’s free childcare scheme for three and four-year-olds.

21 February 2017
New Adult Learning programme now open!
Adult Learning's summer programme is now open for bookings - Search the online catalogue for courses beginning from April - July.

Tummy troubles13 February 2017
Tummy trouble for three weeks or more?
If you’ve been suffering from tummy troubles for three weeks or more tell your doctor – that’s the message from a new Be Clear on Cancer Campaign launched this month.

Winter weather and opening hours10 February 2017
Winter weather
Information about service disruption during winter weather.

8 February 2017
Sponsorship opportunity
The Youth Ambition Awards began in 2012 to celebrate Northamptonshire's young people and their achievements

8 February 2017
Find your next volunteering role
Search the Get Involved Hub for opportunities – Organisations across Northamptonshire are looking for help from someone like you.

8 February 2017
Call 111 for your direct line to the NHS
If you need medical advice fast - but it's not a 999 emergency - you can call 111 day or night for your direct line to the NHS.

1 February 2017
Thinking about fostering?
There's over 1000 children and young people in care in Northamptonshire now, and they need people like you to find out about becoming a foster carer.

28 December 2016
New Year appeal for foster carers
2017 could be the year you change a child’s life by becoming a foster carer.

13 December 2016
Young Northants
A website designed specifically to help young people aged 11-25 find local services for them and trusted sources of advice.

Northamptonshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan7 December 2016
Northamptonshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan 2016-2021
The Northamptonshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) sets out how health and social care in our county will change over the next five years.

5 December 2016
New social enterprise launches free online wellbeing assessment
First for Wellbeing’s free online wellbeing assessment is now officially open to anyone over the age of 18 who lives in Northamptonshire.

Stay Well This Winter17 November 2016
Stay well this winter
Stay Well This Winter aims to help people with long-term health conditions and those over 65 prepare for winter and ward off common winter illnesses.

Household waste recycling awards14 November 2016
Brixworth wins Best Household Waste Recycling Centre
Out of the county's nine Household Waste Recycling Centres operated by Amey, Brixworth has come out on top by winning the award for Best Household Waste Recycling Centre 2015/16.

Northamptonshire Heritage14 November 2016
Northamptonshire Heritage website
Along with its heritage partners, Northamptonshire County Council has recently launched an exciting new website aimed at promoting the heritage of Northamptonshire.

Community Protection Plan11 November 2016
Fire and Rescue Community Protection Plan
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service have launched their new Community Protection Plan for 2017 -2020.

Apply for a school place1 November 2016
School admissions applications
You can now apply for a school place for your child to start in primary school in September 2017.

28 October 2016
Adopting siblings - your chance to be a family
There’s lots of children in Northamptonshire who need loving, safe, permanent homes.

25 October 2016
Mentor a child in care as an independent visitor
Become an Independent Visitor - by taking a young person in care to do fun activities, you could make a real difference to their life.

18 October 2016
Don't put it off - get your flu vaccination now
If you (or anyone you know) is eligible for a free flu vaccination then don’t put it off - it’s free because you need it.

World Mental Health day10 October 2016
Book collection for World Mental Health Day
Northamptonshire libraries has launched its Reading Well for Young People collection to mark World Mental Health day.

6 October 2016
Do you love working with disabled children?
Our Family Link service provides short breaks for children with disabilities.

29 September 2016
We need BME foster carers
Did you know almost a quarter of children needing loving foster families are from black and minority ethnic backgrounds?

26 September 2016
20 Million Steps 'x2'
Our 20 Million Steps weekend has now ended. Feeling inspired? Check out our walking section.

22 September 2016
Make a difference as a remand foster carer
“You can make such a difference as a remand foster carer!”

19 September 2016
A bright future for social workers
Northamptonshire County Council has launched on a ‘getting to good’ project plan

16 September 2016
Proud to foster disabled children
Lots of children coming into care have physical and mental disabilities, medical needs and learning difficulties. They need a caring, nurturing home where they can feel safe, wanted, and be given the chances they need to thrive.

9 September 2016
You could be a foster carer
We’re always looking for new foster carers, and this week our campaign focuses on fostering teenagers.

1 September 2016
BorrowBox - your library in one app
Use BorrowBox to borrow from Northamptonshire Libraries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

30 August 2016
Our Woods project in Corby
Corby’s "Deep Roots Tall Trees" (DRTT) are set to deliver a major new arts project inspired by Corby’s woodlands.

26 August 2016
Start your adoption story with us
There are over 1000 children in care across Northamptonshire now, and many of these are waiting for loving, permanent homes.

19 July 2016
Improved adult social care webpages
Our adult social care web pages have been improved to make it easier to raise concerns and find services.

12 July 2016
New adult learning autumn programme out now!
Book an Adult Learning course – Enrolments are now open for a new programme of adult learning courses starting between July and March.

10 May 2016
Champions back our fostering and adoption campaign!
Northampton Town Football Club has taken time out to support Northamptonshire County Council’s fostering and adoption recruitment campaign.

7 March 2016
Start your adoption story
Our adoption campaign continues this week.

23 February 2016
Adult Learning summer programme now open!
We’re now taking bookings for adult learning courses with starting dates from April to July. Search our huge online catalogue and find something that’s right for you, for work, for life, and for wellbeing.

11 February 2016
Think you have the flu?
Colds and flu share some of the same symptoms but are caused by different viruses.

Sleeping safely18 January 2016
Safer Sleeping for your Baby campaign
The Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) has launched a campaign to promote safe sleeping for young babies

stay safe5 January 2016
Stay safe: firearms and weapons attack
Find out how to stay safe in the event of an attack.

We need foster carers!4 January 2016
We need foster carers!
We have launched an urgent appeal for foster carers after the number of children in care in the county has reached a record high

Do you have a working smoke alarm?15 December 2015
Do you have a working smoke alarm?
Are you a tenant? Has your landlord fitted smoke and CO alarms? If not, they are breaking the law.

Business support24 November 2015
Get business support at your library
Looking for some advice to help get your business idea off the ground?

Give a child the life they deserve 16 November 2015
Give a child the life they deserve
Families in Northamptonshire are being asked to consider whether they could offer a loving, safe and stable home to a child by becoming a fostering family.

Are you in to win?10 November 2015
Are you in to win?
Northamptonshire Waste Partnership is rewarding food waste recyclers with a new competition.

Free childcare for two year olds4 November 2015
Free childcare for two year olds
If you are the parent or carer of a two year old child and receive certain benefits you could be entitled to free childcare and education

Browse the online shop19 October 2015
Bring Northamptonshire History Home
The Northamptonshire Archive, based at Wootton Hall Park in Northampton, has launched a range of high quality products featuring selected images from the archive collection.

New website21 May 2015
New website
We are currently moving all of the pages on this website onto our new website. See a list of services available on our new website.

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