Supporting Independence Programme

Helping you achieve a better quality of life. Healthy ageing is about creating the environments and opportunities that enable people to enjoy a better quality of life for longer.

Coronavirus update (1 July 2021)

The Supporting Independence Programme will resume face to face clinics once national lockdown restrictions are lifted, in line with  government guidelines.

The Supporting Independence Programme

  • Have you noticed any recent changes in your health, or needed to make changes to your life?
  • Are you struggling to manage a health condition or your general wellbeing?
  • Do you sometimes lack motivation, feel lonely or isolated?

The Supporting Independence Programme is a free countywide service provided by Public Health Northamptonshire.

It is tailored to prevent, support and manage the health and wellbeing needs of anyone eligible over the age of 18, who may be showing signs of reduced independence. With up to 12 weeks of one to one support, our team of dedicated Wellbeing Advisors are committed to providing you with the knowledge and resources needed to make your wellbeing a priority.

Using scientifically validated assessment tools, you will work with a trained Wellbeing Advisor to identify your needs, receive personalised support and improve areas of your health and wellbeing, helping you achieve a better quality of life.

Examples of support include:

  • Opportunities to meet with your Advisor to 'Walk and Talk' with the aim of becoming more active and increasing socialisation.
  • Support to access social opportunities within your local community to reduce isolation, including volunteering and clubs, groups and events to suit your hobbies and interests.
  • Advice, information and support on managing the long-term effects of COVID-19.
  • Identification, support and referrals as appropriate to support daily life including housing support and money advice.
  • Identification, intervention and support for low-level mental health and emotional difficulties.
  • Advice, information and support on lifestyle issues such as nutrition, smoking and alcohol use.
  • Identification of other issues such as blood pressure or use of multiple medicines and referral where appropriate including to memory clinics, continence services or community pharmacies.

​To self-refer or make a referral on someone else's behalf, please complete the short eligibility assessment, and a member of our administration team will contact you within two working days to arrange an initial appointment.

Complete an independence assessment

Please note: In the event of an emergency, dial 999. We are currently carrying out appointments by phone only, due to the COVID pandemic but face to face appointments will resume shortly in line with government guidance.

Contact us

Phone: 0300 126 3000

Email: sipinfo.ncc@northnorthants.gov.uk