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Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Brookside Day Centre

Type of service:
Adulthood
Address:
24 Market Square,Northampton,NN1 2DF
Telephone number:
01604 400400
Service description:
This new Day Centre for adults with learning difficulties is located right in the heart of Northampton’s town centre.

Brookside Day Centre has been working on providing not only day care services but opportunities for individuals to have an active choice in how they spend their time, enabling a sense of purpose and wellbeing.

We aim to provide activities that will meet the needs of the individual, moving away from the “one size fits all” approach and wholeheartedly embracing person centred practices.

We cater for adults with a learning disability at our brand new premises in Northampton’s town centre. The design has been very much with our customers in mind, we have a calming and modern environment with areas for activities, quiet reflection along with social spaces for communal times. Our rooftop garden is used to grow organic fruit and vegetables which are used to prepare tasty lunches and snacks. This is tended by those who enjoy gardening.

At Brookside we appreciate we are all individuals and want our customers to have a sense of purpose and fulfilment.

All of our activities will aim to:
- Build independence
- Create social experiences, develop friendships and positive relationships
- Enable life skills
- Grow confidence
- Support self-esteem and awareness
- Increase health & wellbeing
- Enable real work experiences

The location of Starbucks coffee below the centre gives some centre-users the opportunity for workplace experiences. We are working with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to gain disability confident status, enabling us to support individuals who have a recognised learning disability but want also to have meaningful work experience opportunities.

We have also partnered with Sports Traider. Sports and individual sport/fitness programmes are available to customers wishing to keep fit and healthy during their time both at the centre and at home. Equipment is available enabling full participation in healthy sporting activities.

Please be aware our premises are situated on the second and third floor - we do have a fully accessible
lift in operation but appreciate this may not be suitable for some customers.
Cost:
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Age range:
18 years - 65 years
Last updated on:
04/05/2017
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