A small library, run as part of the Northamptonshire Library Service is provided in The Independent Chapel for the residents of Yelvertoft, Clay Coton and Winwick. The library is overseen by Lynn Wenham and if you are interested in joining you can contact her on or 01788 824533 for details. At present the library has restricted opening hours due to Covid19 and the guidelines currently in place for public places. Please wear a mask when entering the building and use the hand sanitiser provided. The books are regularly refreshed and there is something for everyone! Do support this
venture which is unique having been set up as a pilot scheme prior to cuts in the library
service. We are most fortunate that it has been allowed to continue.
Lilbourne Mini Bus
Service runs every Wednesday and Friday and the first and third Saturdays of the month. Yelvertoft pick up point – opposite the Reading Room, Squisito, and opposite school, soon after 9am school days and 9.15am on Saturdays or in school holidays. On Saturdays only, if requested, the bus will continue to Elliots Field/Junction One. Fares £3 single, £1.50 school children, passes – free. Please book in advance with Faye Howells-Palin on 07737 377825.
Support for Carers
For information on Carers Allowance and other benefits please visit the HMRC website. You could get £62.70 per week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits.
Independence at Home
The British Red Cross offer a First Call Service which offers practical and emotional support whilst maintaining dignity and independence at home. They offer assistance with hospital discharge, support with practical tasks such as light shopping and housework, companionship/social visits, signposting to other organisations for additional support, and regular telephone support calls. This is a time limited service of up to 8 weeks and available to residents, family members, friends, neighbours, social services, hospitals and healthcare professionals. Referrals can be made with the persons permission. Tel: 0345 054 7171 or email
Happy at Home Partnership. Daventry Volunteer Centre are working together with the Volunteer Centre Daventry to help reduce the feelings of loneliness. Social events such as afternoon teas, festive lunches, cakes, hand pampering events. For more info Tel: 01327 300614 or email
Daventry Shopmobility / Mobility Hire
The shopmobility scheme enables people with mobility difficulties, whether permanent or temporary, to get out and around the town centre. They provide wheelchairs or power scooters on a daily basis, without hire charge, to registered users of the service. A small charge is made to casual non-registered users. Long-term hire of manual wheelchairs and scooters is reasonable for a nominal charge. There is a small nominal annual fee for registered users.
DACT are there to help with your mobility needs – scooter and wheelchair hire/sales (some used), and supply of mobility aids.
DACT Mobility, New Street, Daventry NN11 4BS – opposite Waitrose and next to Tesco. Tel: 01327 312555. Email:
Voice Ability – IMHA. A free, confidential, independent mental health advocacy service for people who need support with their rights under the mental health act. Tel: 01223 555800 or visit their website.
Save money on your gas and electricity bills. Daventry District Council offer a ‘Big Switch’ project whereby residents can register and join together to save money on their energy bills. It is a collective energy switching scheme that uses people power to try and secure cheaper energy bills. Tel: 01327 871100 or register online.
Wellbeing Service – Over 50’s
Free help and advice for the over 50’s. Help and advice on health & wellbeing, transport issues, energy efficiency, financial matters, social activities in your area, home improvements, home security, and much more. Tel: 01604 825883, email: , or visit the Northamptonshire ACRE website.
Wellbeing Service – Over 18’s
A free wellbeing service – weight management, emotional wellbeing, smoking, alcohol, housing support, employment, educational and adult learning, financial support, social inclusion. Take a 10-minute online assessment which will analyse your needs. For more info call 0300 126 5000 or email .
Age UK Northamptonshire
Age UK’s goal is to enable older people to love later life. Lots of information and advice:
- Money Management Service. Tel: 0845 677 2220
- Telephone Befriending Service. Tel: 0845 677 2220
- Home independence Service. Tel: 0845 677 2220
- Home cleaning service. Tel: 01604 611200
- Hospital aftercare. Tel: 01604 611200
- Carers Service. Tel: 01604 611200
- End of Life Service. Tel: 0845 677 2220
- Shopping Service. Tel: 0845 677 2220
- Handyperson Scheme. Tel: 01536 524986
- Wellbeing Centres. Tel: 01604 611200
- Wellbeing and Leisure Activities and Courses. Tel: 01604 611200
- Business Directory. Tel: 0800 044 3646
- Toenail Cutting Service. Tel: 0845 677 2220
- Meals with Care. Tel: 08456 772 220