Other useful Information and websites

Here you will find other useful information and websites.

Additional Easy Read Information

If you can’t find the Easyread document you are looking for please visit our Additional easy read information page.

Advocacy and self advocacy


Voiceability Northamptonshire offer many different types of advocacy. You can find details of these on their website:

Central England People First

Central England People First work to make sure people's voices are heard. They help people on a one-to-one basis, speak up at meetings, and we get involved with organisations to make sure the things that they do are good for people with learning difficulties. To find out more about the work we have done visit their website:


An interesting Article about Donald Grey Triplett: The first boy diagnosed as autistic

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society are the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people

You can find out more about their work below:

Autism Concern

Autism Concern is a charity which provides support and options to people affected by all forms of autism in gaining independence and control of their lives:

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

The British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) want people with learning disabilities to be valued equally, participate fully in their communities and be treated with dignity and respect.

BLID help develop the organisations who provide services, and the people who give support:

Easy read guide

Please view the document below for a guide to creating easy read documents.


Mencap work in partnership with people with a learning disability. Their services support people with Learning Disabilities to live life as they choose:

National Brokerage Project

Some people need support to help them plan the things they want and need to do in their lives. Brokerage is about making sure that people and their families who want extra assistance to plan and make choices about support can get it.

National Forum of People with Learning Disabilities

The National Forum of People with Learning Disabilities works closely with Government at a high level and is listened to very carefully by Ministers. Things have changed because of what forum members have said. To find out more about The National Forum of People with Learning Disabilities and the work they do visit their website:


We have written an easy read guide to Safeguarding Adults with Learning Disabilities. 

To look at the guide please visit our Safeguarding page.

There is also a poster that can be displayed to let people know about the Guide:

Updated budget timeline 2018/19

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Save someone in need. Give the gift of life.

If you needed an organ transplant would you have one? We’re campaigning with NHS Blood and Transplant to educate young people about #OrganDonation. M...

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Signing up to NHS register as a young person means that someday you could save lives as a donor—by leaving behind the gift of life. Help save someone ...

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Breast Cancer - Be Clear on Cancer

Today, Public Health England are launching their Be Clear on Cancer ‘breast cancer in women over 70’ campaign. If you've noticed changes to your breas...

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Over the next few days we will be sharing quotes from some of the older children in care and the difference their foster carers have made to them. Co...

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Northamptonshire Shared Lives service for vulnerable adults rated outstanding

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22/12/2016 09:10
test highways news release
31/08/2016 22:00
Northamptonshire County Council’s Cabinet will next month (September 6th) discuss plans to add an additional 105 new places at Wollaston Community Primary School.
31/08/2016 22:00
This summer’s Women’s Tour was watched by a record-breaking 80,000 people in Northamptonshire – 12,500 more than last year.