Social Help Agencies

A list of Social Agencies we’ve found useful.

Northampton has a variety of agencies which may be a be to help you. Below is a list of agencies which focus on healthcare, descrimination and addictions needs. You will also find other agencies on the Practical and Spiritual Help pages.

Counselling, Advice and Support

  • Housing and Money advice
    Advice assistance and advocacy in all housing and money issues Call them on 01604 838700
  • YMCA Northampton
    Information and advice on; housing, training, health, budgeting. Call them on 01604 604130
  • Torch
    A network of voluntary organisations that provide services which support homeless or potentially homeless people in the county. Call them on 01604 624121
  • Torch
    A network of voluntary organisations that provide services which support homeless or potentially homeless people in the county. Call them on 01604 624121
  • Samaritans Northampton
    Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. Call them on 01604 637637
  • Sunflower Centre
    Emotional Support to Suicidal and Despairing and to all in crisis and needing to talk. Contact by phone, email or visit. Call them on 08457 909090
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    New 24 hr advice line operates when lines are busy and out of hours. Call them on (08701) 202433
  • Time 2 Talk
    Young peoples counselling and information. Call them on 01327 706706
  • Victim Support
    Emotional and practical support to victims of crime. Home visits available any time. Call them on 01604 603477
  • Low Down
    Our belief is that no young person should experience mental or physical ill health unsupported. We provide a safe, friendly, non judgemental, confidential place for young people, enabling them to make decisions and choices to fulfil their potential and make their lives happier, through various free support services. Call them on 01604 622223
  • KYI kettering Youth information
    Counselling, information, pregnancy testing and condoms. Email them here or call them on 01536 510089
  • Service Six
    Counselling, Support and Information for young people aged 12-25 Call them on 01933 226615
  • Linking Lives Northampton
    A Befriending service for isolated older persons across Northampton.
    Call 07405318627 or email


  • Positive In Northamptonshire
    Support for people with HIV/AIDS Call them on 01604 634969
  • Be Positive
    service is designed for African and African Caribbean adults, with ongoing mental health needs, short term preventative care and carers support for those living in Northampton. Call them on 01604 608340
  • Mind
    For people with severe enduring mental problems. Drop -In social/social care for people with mental health problems Call them on 01604 634310
  • Moray Lodge Community Centre
    For people enduring mental illness. Also provides respite care/day care/crisis admission and rehabilitation. Call them on 01604 753887


  • Connexions
    Help with careers. Unemployment. Helping to get back to work for people aged 12-19 Help with advice. Call them on 01604 631400

Day Centres

  • Northampton Hope Centre
    Food for homeless people and those living in temporary accommodation. Advice on benefits and finding accommodation. Cookery, art, and computing workshops. Job club. Relaxation classes. Call them on 01604 602456
  • YMCA St Johns
    Homeless centre for 16-25 year olds: self catering accommodation. Advice and support. Drop-in centre. Resettlement Project. Call them on 01604 638630
  • Off The Hook
    Drop-in service is for people who are clean and need support to stay stopped. Call them on 01604 259178

People Groups

  • Northampton Women’s Aid
    24 hour advice, information and emergency access to safe refuge accommodation for women and their children who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence. Email them here or call them on 0845 123 2311
  • Nene valley Christan Refuge
    Refuge for women and children escaping domestic violence. Call them on 01604 230311
  • Northampton Women’s Aid
    practical help, advice, emotional support and emergency accommodation for women and their children who have experienced, or who are experiencing, domestic violence or abuse Call them on 08451 232311
  • Woman’s Aid
    For woman needing to escape from domestic violence. Call them on 01604 639099
  • Age Concern
    Independent information, advice and support, representation and advocacy in all respects of residential and nursing care. Call them on 01604 611207
  • Community Access and Language Service
    Help with translation services. Appointment only. Call them on 01604 601817

For more agencies, check out the Practical and Spiritual agency pages.