Headway Northampton's administration area comprises 2 offices and a private meeting room,
all other areas monitored via in-house CCTV. A Housekeeping Room with washing & ironing facilities and cleaning equipment is also in operation. Staff members who are fully trained in First Aid are always in attendance.
Our large welcoming social area is a place where staff and service users meet and relax. Accessed through a wheelchair friendly entrance/foyer that incorporates our main reception, one of the few rules is that all visitors sign in and out. With ample comfortable seating, our facilities include pool tables, a coffee lounge and additional seating with tables and chairs for small groups and game-play. An overspill dining area also accommodates those bringing their own packed lunch or purchasing sandwiches. In addition the social area is where we showcase the many craft goods we have for sale. Made by staff and service users, the proceeds from the sale of these items help to provide materials for future activities. Toilets are available in this area, including disabled facilities.
Kitchen and Dining
Appropriately equipped, monitored and staffed. Our kitchen and dining area provides daily hot meals to our staff and service users, along with a regard to special dietary requirements, i.e. vegetarian or diabetic.
Study and Activities
We have five classrooms all accessed via wide door-less entrances. Used for light art and craft activities such as painting, textiles and ceramics and also educational courses such as creative writing and calligraphy, each classroom can accommodate up to 10 people. We also provide a library and quiet study area for topic research which includes internet access and printing facilities. Further facilities include our large Music Room with audience seating and equipment for karaoke and other musical entertainment. We also enjoy a comfortable Media Room with large screen TV for activities such as Wii fitness and gaming. These two areas can also combine for large meetings and presentations.
The Kennedy Suite
With facilities such as hairdressing, manicure & pedicure all located in-house, and detailed on it's own page.The Kennedy Suite is the centre of our Well Being service.
Workshops and stores
Materials and equipment appropriately monitored and stored. Provision for wood and metal working and larger sculptural work when available. All in-house preparation and repairs.
With a small lawn, a large decked area, raised flower beds, open and covered seating,
(including a separate seated smoking shelter) our garden area is where we enjoy outdoor pursuits and summer barbecues. We also have Greenhouses and Poly-tunnels for horticultural activities that includes growing produce for our own kitchens.
Accessed via intercom controlled gates, we have a large area for parking that also includes dedicated disabled spaces with paved surfaces. In additional, further short stay visitor spaces are located just outside our gates.