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Supporting Independence Programme 22 Oct 2020 (Braunston Parish Council) Supporting Independence Programme

Good Morning All

 

Please see below information from Northamptonshire Public Health service about their Supporting Independence Programme:-

 

The Supporting Independence Programme is a Northamptonshire Public Health service, tailored to support anybody in the county, over the age of 18, who may be struggling with one or several areas of their life, leading to mild frailty or reduced independence. We are currently operating as a telephone service, offering 12 weeks of person-centred support with a trained Wellbeing Advisor. Advisors use validated tools to complete a comprehensive assessment, identifying the areas of need for support. Advisors have a wealth of knowledge and contacts for community services, charities and organisations across the county, working in partnership to achieve a positive outcome for customers.

Examples of support include:

•             Advice, information and support on lifestyle issues such as smoking cessation, diet, alcohol use and physical activity.

•             Support to access other activities including local clubs, groups and events.

•             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.

•             Identification, support and referral as appropriate to support daily life including housing support and money advice.

•             Identification, intervention and support for low-level mental health and emotional difficulties. 

 

Referrals are dependent on successful completion of the eligibility criteria, which are just a few quick questions included within the referral form. Our administrator will then contact the customer within 2 working days to arrange an initial appointment with an allocated advisor. Advisors will complete a 6-month follow-up appointment with the customer, where they will assess customer needs post-discharge, to ensure all needs have been met.

 

For more information and to access the online referral form, please visit:

 

https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/health/pages/supporting-independence.aspx

 

Kind Regards

 

Emma Foulds

Wellbeing Co-ordinator / Wellbeing Advisor

 

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