The DRC in Northamptonshire (NRC)
The Northamptonshire Disability Resource Centre provides a range of FREE services empowering people of all ages who are affected by disability or health conditions to fulfill their potential and aspirations.
We help disabled people, carers and families across Northamptonshire.
Disability Advice Services
Information on many disability-related topics:
- Equipment Advice: We have many useful everyday items to help you live a more independent life. Please make an appointment to see a member of our trained staff. They can advise you on a wide range of mobility and living aids, including larger equipment. This includes dressing aids, kitchen aids, wheelchairs and walking aids – all available for you to try in a welcoming and friendly environment. You can try out equipment and buy from us.
- Equipment Hire: You can hire manual wheelchairs from us for £10 per week or walking frames for just £5.
- The Second-Hand Equipment Service: Buy or sell your second-hand equipment using our register. Our register is displayed on our website and distributed upon request. Please note: We do not hold any of these items at the Centre.
- Welfare Benefits: Help with applying for disability-related benefits
- Telephone Service: The advice helpline is open weekdays from 9.3 am to 3.00pm (excluding Wednesdays). Whatever your question, we provide advice and information to help you find the right solution. Topics may include support groups, blue-badge form filling, holidays, recreational activities, transport, accessible venues and home services.
- Outreach Service: We take our services out into the community. Please visit the website or telephone for more information. If you would like a member of our team to come along to your club or society to talk to people in a friendly and informal, yet informative manner then please contact us.
Health, Learning and Work
Please enquire about our training and support that can help progress people into work. Workshops include:
- Money Management (SUM)
- PA Academy in Northampton
- Employment Support
- Health and Wellbeing