Learning disability and brain injury

We can help guide you to support and services for people with learning disabilities and their families.

This includes support to help adults with a learning disability to be included in their local community and to make choices about the opportunities they wish to experience.

It may be support to find a work placement, paid employment, a volunteering opportunity, to access leisure activities or to learn new things at college or through adult learning courses.

The following services are available:

  • Social and Leisure Giving people with a learning or physical disability the opportunity to pursue interests out and about in Northamptonshire. They’re great places to make friends, learn new skills and have fun.

  • Specialist Support for Younger Adults

  • Short Breaks and Transitions service To benefit people with disabilities, complex health needs, and/or sensory impairments. Adults are offered experiences that improve their individual and social development.

  • Shared Lives Northamptonshire provides adults who have a range of complex needs with full-time, personalised support within the homes of professional carers.

  • The Keep Safe Scheme is designed to make the holder more aware of their personal safety, to encourage reporting of crime and to help them seek help if they need it. It will also help those providing assistance to access support for the user of the card and understand how to make them feel safer.

Organisations that can help

Northamptonshire Learning Disability Team

The Learning Disability Team at Northamptonshire Healthcare works with adults and children with learning disabilities who have complex health care needs. Their goals are to ensure that their healthcare needs are met by providing specialist assessment and intervention for those that have complex physical or mental health needs or who display behaviours that challenge.

Northamptonshire Brain Injury Service

The Northamptonshire Community Brain Injury Service is for people aged 16 and over who have experienced a brain injury. They provide specialist assessment, rehabilitation and support with adjusting to living with brain injury, as well as offering support to families and carers.​

The Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act came into force on the 1 October 2007. It enables a representative of either your choice or someone appointed by the Court of Protection or Department for Work and Pensions to assist you with your finances and other important decisions regarding your welfare.

Request an assessment or review from adult social services

We can give you information, advice and guidance to help you remain independent. Where you may require additional help we can assess you to see if you have eligible needs or to review your current care package.

How to request an assessment or review