Health & Wellbeing

Thanks to a Takeover Challenge grant from NHS England, Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire and Northamptonshire Young Carers Service were able to work together with young carers to explore the needs and experiences of young people under the age of 20 who care for someone and help them to make their voices heard. A full report about […]

From delivering groceries to people in need and coordinating efforts that are supporting vulnerable people’s wellbeing, the University community has been busy volunteering during lockdown. This week is National Volunteers’ Week 2020 and, although the fallout from the pandemic has curtailed any physical events, the nation will be celebrating the work of the army of […]

Age UK Northamptonshire is supporting the NHS in carrying out COVID-19 tests in care homes across Northamptonshire. In order to meet the demands of the Government’s Coronavirus testing targets, the NHS is working with support from Northamptonshire County Council, Public Health, Woodland Hospital, Northamptonshire Carers and Age UK Northamptonshire to get the crucial swab tests […]

Last week, Age UK Northamptonshire launched their Hydration and Nutrition Campaign to help older people in the county keep healthy and hydrated during the hot weather. With the older population being asked to isolate during the COVID-19 outbreak, Age UK Northamptonshire are keen to ensure that crucial elements of health and wellbeing are maintained. Dehydration […]

Northamptonshire Community Foundation has funded 35 projects to the amount of £123,238 in order help provide a support network to keep people’s emotional and mental wellbeing on track as well as providing a safety net for vulnerable residents. Rachel McGrath, Deputy CEO said: “During Mental Health Awareness Week, we wish to highlight the urgent need […]

 The lowdown are hosting their first virtual fundraiser this Saturday from 4pm. Lowdown’s afternoon tea is something you can do with your household members or online with other friends and family members. From the comfort of your own home, you can have a tea party with your household members or you can host a virtual […]

Radio Stations around the country are marking the start of Mental HealthAwareness Week (18th – 25th May) with a special message due highlighting the importance of talking about mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will lead the Mental Health Minute, a minute-long message produced by Radiocentre and Heads Together. […]

Age UK Northamptonshire is delighted to be relaunching some of its face-to-face services following the government’s most recent advice. Services such as domestic care, gardening and the handyperson service had been suspended due to COVID-19. The government’s announcement on Sunday evening advised that people who can’t do their jobs from home should be encouraged and […]


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