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.

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.

Please note: In the event of an emergency, dial 999.

North Northamptonshire

If you are a resident within North Northamptonshire and wish to self-refer or make a referral on behalf of a North Northamptonshire’s resident, please complete the short eligibility assessment, and a member of our administration team will contact you within two working days to arrange an appointment.

Complete an independence assessment - North Northamptonshire

West Northamptonshire

If you are a resident within West Northamptonshire and wish to self-refer or make a referral on behalf of a west Northamptonshire’s resident, please complete the short eligibility assessment, and a member of our administration team will contact you within two working days to arrange an appointment.

Complete an independence assessment - West Northamptonshire  

Contact us

If you are unsure which council covers your area or have experienced technical issues completing this short assessment, please call 0300 126 3000 or email sipinfo.ncc@northnorthants.gov.uk