for the whole community
As part of its Community Plan and State of the Borough, the council is focused on the promotion of social inclusion, through:
- Improving community transport provision and accessibility
- Improving services to older people and families with young children
- Improving access to voluntary sector services
Northamptonshire County Council has a team that focuses specifically on social inclusion and equalities, including disabled access, race equality scheme, gender equality and the Social Inclusion Action Plan.
Northamptonshire County Council provides information on specialist support and organisations, including:
- Support for children, young people and families
- Information for carers
- Details of community care
- Help at home
- Employment and disability services
- Transport and mobility schemes
- Black Resouces Northants
Health and Fitness
The Keephealthy@Kettering Projectstarget older people and families with young children across the borough, with an aim to improving health in the local area.
Kettering Leisure Pass is a free pass that offers discount rates at various leisure and sports centres in the borough. Find out more
The council works with others to provide sports and organisation for disabled people, organising special sessions to help people access leisure activities.
Leisure and the Countryside
At Northamptonshire County Council there is an aim to ensure that everyone, irrespective of age, ability, culture or background, feels welcome in countryside facilities and has an equal opportunity to discover, enjoy and benefit from them. Find out more with Countryside Access for All
Travel Concession schemes from the council entitle certain people to travel by bus or taxi at a discounted rate.
The Kettering Area Transport Service (KATS) is available for use by anyone living in the rural towns and parishes of Kettering Borough, who find it difficult or impossible to use public transport. It could be used for journeys such as shopping, doctor's appointments, social and work trips. Passengers will need to join the service for a small membership charge of £22.50 per annum as from 1st April 2009, and the cost of the journey will be a standard fare of £2 for a single journey up to 4 miles, and 50p per mile thereafter.
For more information on this service, please contact:
Northamptonshire County Council
Riverside House Floor 2,
Tel: 0800 0323208