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Bridge is a substance misuse programme based in Northampton but working throughout the county.

As Northamptonshire is now in National Lockdown, we are providing essential one to one support at all our sites and running virtual groups and activities for our members. Our virtual groups are listed in our timetable below. We are also providing information and advice on facebook.

Members can keep in touch and maintain contact with Bridge workers on the numbers below. All our Recovery Workers from our three sites are there for support and guidance, just give us a call:

  • Northampton (9am - 5pm): Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 01604 621259; Tuesday and Thursday 07506 141829.
  • Corby (10am - 2pm): Monday - Friday - 01536 268133, 07931 316289 and 07958 664338.
  • Wellingborough (10am - 2pm): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 01933 228453, 07931 109353.
  • Wellingborough: Tuesday to Friday (10am - 2pm) - 07775 280602.
  • For Housing Support (9am to 5pm) - 07943 850816

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Corby & W'boro:
Hairdressing
(Fortnightly)
From 10AM

Northampton: Hairdressing
(Fortnightly)
From 9:00AM

Wellingborough
Allotment
10:AM

Poetry and
Reading Group
11.00am
Via Zoom
click here.
Meeting ID: 929 6354 9674.

Northampton Breakfast Club
10:15AM

Corby:
Walk
10:30AM

Reflexology:
 
Northampton
(Fortnightly)
From 9:00AM
 
Corby & W'Boro
Monthly
From 10:AM

Wellingborough
Walk
11:30AM

Women's Group
1.00PM
Via Zoom
click here.

Relapse Prevention:
 
Wellingborough:
10:30AM
 
Corby:
11:15AM

Northampton: Bike Ride
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Northampton Walking Group
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Relapse Prevention
12:30PM
Via Zoom
click here.

Northampton:
Gym Sessions
9:30AM - 2:30PM
One hour max per session

Changing Goals
(Football)
12:00PM - 1:30PM

Small Goals Big Changes
12.30PM
Via Zoom
click here.

Check in Group
11.00AM
Via Zoom
click here.

Northampton:
Women's Group
1.00PM - 2:00PM

Northampton
Music Sessions
Various Slots

Northampton:
Meditation
12:00PM - 12:45PM

Northampton:
Relapse Prevention
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Northampton Lunch
12.30PM
Must be preordered
Menu to be advertised
Vegetarian options available

Northampton:
Gym Inductions
11:00AM - 12:00PM
By appointment only

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Northampton
Education, Training & Employment
Various Slots

Bridge Quiz
1.00pm
Via Zoom
click here.
Meeting ID: 943 3382 6454.

 

Men's Group
1.00PM
Via Zoom
click here.

Northampton
Education, Training & Employment
Various Slots

 

Northampton
Men's Group
1:00PM - 2:00PM

 

Northampton:
Gym Sessions
9:30AM - 2:30PM
One hour max per session

Northampton:
Gym Sessions
12:30Pm - 2:30PM
One hour max per session

 

 


| Click here to view Corby's full timetable. | Click here to view Wellingborough's full timetable. |

PLEASE BE AWARE that only Bridge members can access Bridge activities. This includes Zoom groups.

If you would like to attend any of the groups/activities at Bridge then please book in advance on 01604 621259. Numbers will be limited due to the continued Covid restrictions. If you cannot attend any prebooked appointment, then please let us know and give as much notice as possible. Because numbers are limited it's important that we can offer your place to someone else if you cannot attend.

If you would like to join any of the Zoom groups, just click on the link for the Zoom meeting on the above timetable. The Zoom meetings will be open 15 minutes before the start time. If you have any problem joining a meeting, please call 01604 621259 and a member of Bridge staff will be able to help.

Housing, employment and financial support is all still available; just give us a call and we can give you advice over the telephone on the number above or booked you in for an appointment.

Peer support groups are available via social media and members are encouraged to share any advice and coping techniques they are participating in with each other.

For information on other tips, support being offered by other local services and courses, feel free to give us a call or click here.


VACANCIES

We currently have no vacancies.


LATEST NEWS

Phased Reopening

We are currently finalising details for our reopening and are set to reopen from:

  • April 6th in Northampton
  • April 12th in Corby and Wellingborough.

This will be a gradual reopening due to the continued covid restrictions in place.

We are currently putting together an activities timetable and all in-house sessions will need to remain on a booking system. We will be continuing with an online timetable as well but some of these sessions will also be changing.

We will soon have more info on which groups will be starting and when, and more info on the return of hairdressing and reflexology.

All safety measures are in place for the gym in Northampton and we will bring further news about this when we have it.

We're very excited to have members back in the buildings and will keep you posted with further info as soon as we have it!

Takeaway Meals

Due to current COVID restrictions, we are temporarily closing our takeaway meal service at Northampton Bridge with immediate effect. As soon as we are able to recommence this service, we will let our members know via our facebook page and the website.

The Big Walk 2020

A hugh thank you to all members, volunteers and staff who took part in The Big Walk on 9th and 10th December 2020 across all 3 Bridge sites. In small Covid safe groups, they walked 3, 5 and 10km to raise awareness and money for Shelter.

Santa's Visit

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Santa's Visit

On 21st December, children of all ages came to Bridge to visit Santa. Santa's sleigh was packed with presents for all those who attended and a Christmas lunch was prepared by Bridge's fantastic kitchen team for parents and their children to enjoy.

Santa's Visit

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Christmas Brunch

Northampton Bridge hosted a Christmas Brunch on 22nd and 23rd December for members to enjoy a Christmas style brunch followed by bingo and a quiz. Christmas music was played by Russ, Jono and Matt to create an atmosphere of Christmas cheer whilst the excellent buffet and activities were held with social distancing being observed by all.

Click here to read more.

The Dan Ward Room

Dan Ward, our Housing and Employment Advisor at Northampton Bridge, sadly passed away on 30th July 2020.

In memory of Dan, the ETE room at Northampton Bridge was renamed the Dan Ward Room and has recently been completely refurbished with fresh bright paint, new flooring and new furniture.

Dan Ward Room Image

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Donation

We would like to say a huge thank you to Barratt David Wilson Homes Community Fund who have donated £1000 to Bridge. Bridge was nominated because of the amazing support it provides to its members and was voted to receive this generous donation which will be used to purchase IT equipment.

Barratt

Click here to read more.

The Rose of Northamptonshire Award

Bridge is delighted to announce that it was nominated and awarded the Rose of Northamptonshire Award aimed to recognise and celebrate the hard work and determination of those who have helped their communities and those most at risk during the pandemic.

Click here to read more.


Newsletter Image

Earlier this year Bridge began creating a quarterly newsletter that goes out to all members by post. Click here if you wish to view the latest newsletter.


Our volunteers are keeping busy by completing online training courses such as safeguarding, information sharing, mental health; so far 8 volunteers have completed 47 courses between them! Two of our volunteers in Northampton are currently volunteering for the NHS helping at the hospital. One of our volunteers is taking this time to learn Portuguese. Four volunteers have returned to their paid employment due to being vital keyworkers (care work, nursing, telephone support for a bank and at a supermarket) whilst others are helping the local community by getting shopping for family members, friends and neighbours who are in need. Three Wellingborough volunteers have been working hard to maintain the allotment; members can now join them but need to arrange this via Bridge. Another Wellingborough volunteer has been facilitating Relapse Prevention Group being held at Bridge whilst some of the Northampton volunteers are going in to help the Recovery Workers with making phone calls to members. Another volunteer in Northampton has been working hard to get the Hairdressing Room ready for our hairdresser to come back to work and one volunteer has gone back to his other volunteering role in a charity shop. Finally, one of our volunteers has gaind employment with Bridge.


Bridge Substance Misuse Programme Ltd is a Social Enterprise, company registered number 06221493.
Registered office 63c Gold Street, Northampton, NN1 1RA.