North Northamptonshire Council takes over the running of Thackley Green specialist care centre

Adult social care

09 August 2023

Dignitaries and staff at Thackley Green ceremony

Residents, staff and dignitaries including Corby and East Northants MP Tom Pursglove held a celebration to mark the handover of the running of specialist care centre, Thackley Green, to North Northamptonshire Council.

Thackley Green, which is based in Corby, provides short-term care to those discharged from hospital and has typically taken patients from Kettering General Hospital and residents from North Northants.

With the unit in the control of the Council, it will more than double the availability of ‘reablement’ beds in North Northamptonshire from 25 to 51. 

These are used to support people and enable them to recover their independence and return home following an episode in hospital or admission from the community.

We’re absolutely delighted to take over the running of this excellent specialist unit.

This will increase the number of reablement beds available, enable teams that support people in their own homes to reach into the specialist care centre and support people in a positive way in a setting closer to home and achieve their goals of returning to their homes, and communities, families, and friends.

We are delighted to welcome the staff of Thackley Green and look forward to the fantastic opportunity we have to grow and evolve this service for the benefit of people in North Northamptonshire.
Cllr Helen Harrison, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing

West Northamptonshire Council took on the centre from the former county council in April 2021, and had been reviewing its care provision, working closely with North Northants Council and partners to ensure the right support is available across the health and care system.

The review aimed to improve people’s experiences after being discharged from hospital to support individual independence and recovery in their own homes or as close to home as possible. 

This is a long-established specialist care unit which plays a vital role in getting people ready for a return to home after a stay in hospital.

I’d like to thank all of their staff for their hard work and commitment and Tom Pursglove MP for coming along.

I’m delighted that we’ve now taken over the running of Thackley Green as it will increase capacity in North Northants – meaning that our residents will be able to access quality care closer to home.
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of North Northamptonshire Council