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Events From Our Past

The Country Centre Opens!

Spring 1984

We opened our doors for the first time at the original site near the Princess Marina Hospital, before moving in 1998 to our current site in Duston.

Kitchen Facilities Installed

Summer 2011

Generous donations from Councillor Hugheston-Roberts and Waitrose has enabled the centre to install a fully fitted kitchen for our service users.

NEW Community Farm Shop Opened

Spring 2012

A selection of flowering plants, vegetable plants and herbs, grown by the service users, are available in the shop for the local community.

Visit from
Barclays Bank

Summer 2012

A group of volunteers from Barclays visits to paint the Country Centre inside and out, and give the recreation room a makeover.

Visit from Nationwide

Summer 2013

A group of volunteers from Nationwide Building Society visit to paint, tidy up and help with various jobs around The Country Centre.

Visit from The Prince's Trust

Summer 2016

Volunteers from The Prince's Trust visit to build a pony paddock, refurbish our farm shop and help with landscaping around the centre.

Northampton
In Bloom AWARD

Summer 2016

The Country Centre wins the 2016 Northampton In Bloom Silver Gilt award for our floral displays and mangement of local environment.

Joined William Blake House Group

Spring 2019

The Country Centre becomes part of the William Blake House Group, a charity providing care for adults with learning disabilities.

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About Us

The Country Centre provides a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities for the benefit of all service users, supported by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

 

Activity sessions are based on four criteria; educational, recreational, practical and creative. Service users are supported in gaining life enhancing skills, within a caring and safe environment.

Our vision is to offer personalised care to our service users within a safe, positive environment that encourages friendship, respect and support for each other.

 

We want our service users to have access to and benefit from opportunities they may not have elsewhere, and feel they are encouraged and supported in participating in productive and meaningful activities.

About Us: About

Leadership

Jane Other

Chief Executive Officer

William Blake House Group

Jane Other

Bio

A confident self-motivated leader with a high level of professional experience with over 35 years in the social care sector, Jane is an advocate and is trained in ‘Heart Leadership'.

 

Large parts of Jane’s career were spent within the NHS and Social Services learning about the core challenges of ‘frontline’ engagement with the wider public and the effort of many good people to make a real difference to the lives of others. 

 

Jane believes in valuing people and if you treat people like they make a difference, then they will!

Jason Myrie

Day Care

Services Manager

Jason Myrie

Bio

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