Health & Wellbeing

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire are concerned about those under the shielded list. They need your support, to spread the word and help to identify where the Unmet Need might be and how they can assist in meeting individual vulnerability across Northampton. As lockdown restrictions ease, people start to return to work and adapt to the new normal, […]

Gordon Anderson, a patient who had COVID-19 at Northampton General Hospital, has returned home to his family after 86 days in hospital. Gordon came in to the Accident and Emergency department at the hospital on 27 March with COVID-19 symptoms and a low oxygen level. Following his admission to hospital he needed care in the […]

Healthwatch Northamptonshire is asking you to share your story to help services learn and improve from the experiences of people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds during COVID-19. Healthwatch Northamptonshire is the independent champion for health and social care in the county, representing all residents of Northamptonshire. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Age UK Northamptonshire is set to keep their shopping and hot meals delivery services, due to increasing demand across Northamptonshire. Originally set up as emergency services in response to lockdown, the charity has decided to keep both services as permanent offerings for older people across Northamptonshire. The charity closed the doors to its day centres […]

Lockdown may have closed most of the University of Northampton’s buildings, but one health team remained on call providing a vital, life-saving service for the community. The Podiatry Clinic is situated next door to Northampton General Hospital and doesn’t know the meaning of a ‘quiet day’. During business-as-usual periods, upwards of 100 patients can be […]

On Monday 15 June, the Home by Scope charity shop in Northampton will be one the first 16 stores to reopen its doors to the public. Scope, the disability equality charity, has seen its retail income plummet during the pandemic, with income being 85 per cent down. Scope’s priority as its shops reopen is the […]

Northamptonshire Sport is delighted to launch Active Northants.  It is a series of new opportunities for teenagers  (aged 14 – 19) to spend time together in a structured way.  Throughout June,  teenagers can take part in free online Boxing, Calisthenics, Dance, Fitness or Yoga classes by registering at www.northamptonshiresport.org/activenorthants  Using local organisations,  Northamptonshire Sport have providing […]

Northampton Community Transport, run by Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire, incorporates the Northampton Volunteer Car Scheme Northampton Door to Door Service.  Both exist to provide a bespoke door-to-door transport service offering support and assistance to vulnerable people in Northampton. During the Coronavirus outbreak they have quickly adapted to the additional needs in the local community with shopping […]

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 […]


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