Supporting those with brain injury in Northamptonshire
Do you need help? Call 01604 591045

Useful Links and Info

The links on this page are intended as a resource we believe might be useful to those with brain injury and their carers, particularly in the Northampton area. However we have no control of the content of these third party websites and cannot guarantee their accuracy or availability.

Headway - The Brain Injuries Association

The national association to which Headway Northampton belongs. Overseeing the many
local groups and branches throughout UK, consult the Headway website for a comprehensive guide to brain injury, what it means and the help and support available to sufferers and those
who care for them. Free 24 hour helpline  -  0808 800 2244

Northampton Social Services - Adult Care Team

Northampton Borough Council provision for specialist social care and help towards community living.

John Dryden House, Northampton, NN4 7YD  -  0300 1261000

New Welfare Reform Website

A new website bringing together citizens advice and welfare rights, information about the benefits system and links to legal advice, housing, grants, food banks etc.

You may also visit the office: Mon, Tue, Thurs: 9.45am to 3pm, Wed & Fri: 9.45am to 12pm
(Drop in available, may have to wait)
7/8 Mercers Row, Northampton, NN1 2QL - 0844 255 2122

Northamptonshire Carers

A comprehensive support service to the unpaid Carers of Northamptonshire. Also has a dedicated Young Carers Service which supports children and young people in a caring role.

53 Whitworth Road, Northampton, NN1 4HG  -  01604 232500

Relatives Group — Northampton

Help and information for those living and caring for someone with ABI. Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month and offers advice from professionals in rehabilitation, Physiotherapy, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Speech & Language Therapy, Social Work and Occupational Therapy. For a useful .pdf guide for relatives of those with ABI please click this link

St Andrew's Healthcare, Kemsley, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DG  -   01604 616767

Samaritans – Northampton

Confidential, non-judgemental emotional support 24hours a day for those feeling distress or despair. Service offered by telephone, post or face to face – via the drop in befriending service.

2 St Micheals Avenue, Northampton, NN1 4QJ   -   0845 7909090

Central and East Northamptonshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Charity providing free, confidential legal and practical advice to people in Northampton and
East Northamptonshire.

Town Centre House. 7/8 Mercers Row, Northampton, NN1 2QL  -  Tel: 0844 855 2122

Blue Badge Scheme - Northamptonshire

Provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport. Find out of if you are eligible.  -  01604 654363

Volunteer Car Scheme

Provides a pick up and return transport service for medically related appointments such as
GPs, hospitals, dentists, and opticians.

Northamptonshire Volunteering Centre, 15 St Giles Street, Northampton -  01604 637522

Jobcentre Plus – Northampton

Employment and benefits advice, information and support.
Frances House, 21 Lower Mounts, Northampton, NN1 3LY  -  0845 6043719

NHS Direct

Providing 24-hour medical information, advice and reassurance, and helping millions of callers each year. Helpline  -  0845 4647

NHS Choices

NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website
and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health.