Shine Arts & Well-Being

We are a not-for-profit Community Company set up in Sept 2022 for the benefit of people with Moderate Additional Needs especially the Neurodivergent (ND). We learn Art & Craft skills, produce Creative writing, collaborate with various other local SEND supporting organizations and explore well-being activities. We encourage SEND/ND people to try new things whilst still exploring our own interests as individuals. 

We build self-esteem and enjoyment of everyday life for people with Additional Needs, social anxiety or any other barrier which might hold them back. Many Attendees are on the Autistic spectrum though not all. We are fully inclusive, wheelchair accessible and open to those with sensory impairments. BSL (British Sign Language) is incorporated into some sessions. 

We explore creativity through creation, discussion, trips out together, craft stalls and other events and we socialize, prep & eat food together, have a great time. It’s very informal & fun. Folks can attend with or without a Carer, depending on thier needs and sessions are just £10 including lunch (1 Carer per attendee – always free) 

Our latest project: the Shine! Neuro-verse magazine is a celebration of the talents & interests of Neurodivergent folks lives. It is out in June, Sept, Dec & March every year and is available to buy (just £3) at 

Magazine heaven, Rushden Lakes

Geek Retreat, Kettering

Rooftop Art Gallery, Corby

Burton Latimer Community Library

Galleria Art Workshops/Gifts – Burton Latimer

Sugar Barn, Burton Latimer

The Hut cafe, Ise Lodge

Beehive College, Northampton

The Place to Bee cafe, Northampton

and more people added monthly

We hope it brings you joy & makes you reflect upon the full potential of anyone & everyone regardless of, and sometimes even because of; their additional needs.

Glamis Hall

Glamis Hall is a community centre on the Queensway estate in Wellingborough owned by a registered charity, Glamis Hall for All (GHfA). GHfA came into existence when the then Borough Council of Wellingborough proposed closing the building and the over 50’s day centre it housed in 2014 and a group of residents got together to protest against the closure, raising a 10,000 signature petition and a huge amount of local support. The Council closed the building in December 2014 and transferred ownership to GHfA in January 2015 who reopened it immediately as a lunch club and reinstated the day centre service 3 months later. Today it is a fully functioning community centre, open 7 days a week and home to various community groups such as youth theatre, dance, exercise, church and the local Eco group. It is a driving test centre 2 days a week and a polling station on election days. Local residents and organisations hire the hall for parties and events. GHfA runs an indoor ‘boot sale’ most months and puts on major family events every year in Summer and at Christmas in addition to various community events such as bingo, discos, race and quiz nights.

www.glamishall.org.uk

Grow wild

Grow Wild Outreach is a community interest company dedicated to enriching lives through direct engagement with the natural environment. We offer a range of programs tailored for individuals with disabilities, emphasizing outdoor education, environmental conservation, and community integration. Our initiatives aim to enhance well-being, foster employability skills, and promote sustainable practices. By participating in activities like gardening, wildlife conservation, and eco-friendly projects, our participants not only gain practical skills but also develop a deeper connection with their community and the natural world. Through our efforts, we strive to create inclusive, empowering experiences that celebrate diversity and ecological stewardship.

Nene River Trust

The Nene Rivers Trust (NRT) is an independent charity working across the catchment of the River Nene. The Trust’s mission is the conservation and improvement of the physical and natural environment of the Nene, celebrating its heritage and communities, supporting the resilience of the environment to climate change, conserving and restoring rivers and their tributaries, promoting health and well-being, and educating and reconnecting people with the natural landscape.

 

The Trust works with partners across the river catchment, whilst maintaining a small office in the historical setting of Chester House Estate in Wellingborough and a desk at Fineshades Country Park in the Rockingham Forest area of Corby. https://neneriverstrust.org/

Practical Matters

Our vision

A future where people with hidden/invisible conditions are empowered to lead independent lives.

Our mission

To provide accurate and accessible support to enable participants to learn how to budget and develop employment skills to enable them to live a more independent life.

We provide bespoke one-to-one support for those with neurodiverse conditions who are looking to move towards employment.  We also teach people how to budget and ensure that they are accessing all benefits for their situation.  These services are free.

We can:

  • Create a realistic action plan of what to cover
  • Create a new CV/ update old one
  • Teach how and where to look for jobs or voluntary work
  • Support with volunteering and job applications
  • Learn & practise interview skills especially harder questions
  • Teach how to make a realistic budget
  • Identify additional potential income
  • Help to find appropriate support for the situation and provide a soft hand-over

To continue supporting people with neurodiverse conditions we offer employers training that covers:

  • Various types of neurodiverse conditions
  • How to make job adverts accessible
  • Reasonable adjustments at interviews and in the workplace
  • Access to Work

We can provide recruitment services, including DBS checks, and have consultancy packages to support employers in their journey to become more inclusive.

Please note that there is a charge for our employers support, which is used to provide our other services.

rebecca.james@practicalmatters.org.uk

Kettering Rugby Club

Kettering Rugby Football Club was formed in 1871 and today is the biggest sports club in the Kettering area, running 4 Senior sides, 2 Colts (U18’s) sides, and over 400 children,  boys and girls aged between 6 and 16 in the clubs Mini/Junior/Girls section of the Club. 

The rugby club’s home is Waverley Road (NN15 6NT) where we have 3 pitches, one of which is fully floodlit for evening games and training.  Plus we have an awesome clubhouse that hosts numerous events for the Club and our Community.  

Every June we host the KRFC Beer & Music Festival, our major fundraiser, and any surplus will be re-invested in providing community rugby facilities at the club! 

Electric Places

Electric Places, a trading name of Electric Corby, is a Community Interest Company (CIC) committed to guiding organisations and communities in Northamptonshire toward net-zero carbon emissions. Specialising in low-carbon and renewable energy, sustainable homes, and low-emission mobility, we’ve led award-winning sustainability initiatives across North Northamptonshire.

Over the last decade this has included establishing innovative renewable energy sharing communities, designing and delivering advanced eco-homes for NN and delivering strategic plans for carbon reduction at the local authority and industrial cluster levels.

As a CIC, we’ve secured over £20 million in funding, leveraging public and private investments for clean energy projects in the region. We focus exclusively on sustainability initiatives that have the potential to boost economic growth and regeneration in Northamptonshire.

Learn more at https://electricplaces.co.uk/

Northamptonshire Sport

Northamptonshire Sport’s primary purpose is to take a place-based approach to reducing inequalities, partnering with local and national stakeholders to help transform lives through movement, physical activity, and sport.

Whilst fundamentally, we are an enabling organisation, supporting others to deliver active lifestyle opportunities, we also deliver ourselves.  This delivery can be through the co-ordination of others or, in certain circumstances, directly ourselves. This direct delivery benefits our enabling role by giving us first-hand insight, plugging gaps others can’t, creating new relationships, gaining trust and credibility, whilst creating physical activity opportunities for people who otherwise might not have them.

Laugh Out Loud Theatre Company

Laugh Out Loud Theatre Company is a not-for-profit community theatre company based in East Northants. Established in 2018, we specialise in touring pantomimes, theatre in education shows, family friendly productions and murder mystery events, as well as bespoke shows for a variety of different organisations. Our aim is to bring theatre back into our local communities and make it accessible and affordable for everyone. We work alongside town councils, schools, charities, CIC’s, and other organisations to bring our colourful productions to life. 

CONTACT DETAILS:

Website: www.loltheatre.co.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/loltheatre

Instagram: @loltheatreuk

Email: enquiries@loltheatre.co.uk

Phone: 07846147845

Outdoor Tribe

Outdoor Tribe CIC provides opportunities for adults and children to benefit their wellbeing through nature connection experiences in an ancient woodland between Thrapston and Corby.

Three adults in a forest wearing hard hats. One is crouching sawing the base of a small tree and the others are holding the tree.

Activities Include:

  • Forest School (children aged 3 – 10)
  • Woodland sessions for families with SEN children (children over 3)
  • Mindfulness through nature connection (adults)
  • Shinrin Yoku – Forest Bathing (Adults and accompanied children over 10)
  • Woodland management, including habitat management, tree planting and coppicing (adults)
  • Creative Connections – Nature, Land Art, Poetry/Creative writing (adults)
  • Mindful Bushcraft – (adults and accompanied children over 10)
  • Wellbeing retreats – half and full day (adults)
  • Corporate wellbeing days for up to 25 people, encompassing a mix of the above
young girl in really nice stripy wellies bending over looking at a toy badger in a badger shelter in the woods.

We are insured to deliver nature connection sessions at our woodland setting and anywhere else
in the UK.


Outdoor Tribe also delivers accredited training for adults wishing to deliver Wellbeing In Nature
sessions in their own setting.

Feedback

“There was something about today that made for pure happiness. The smell of the wild garlic. The smokey fire. Sunshine unexpectedly and the company of kind, interested and friendly people.”

“It is very rare for me to be able to relax and feel calm while we are out, but today I felt just that – it was so good for the soul and engaging with the activities on offer was very therapeutic.”

“My heart is quietened by the stillness of this place. I feel rested and at peace.”

large hexagonal wooden bench in forest

Contact Info:

Website – www.outdoortribe.co.uk
Email – hello@outdoortribe.co.uk
Facebook – facebook.com/outdoortribeuk
Twitter – @OutdoorTribe
Tel: 07483 234109