Community Services




Food Banks and Food Larders (West Northants)

Details of all the Northants schemes can be found below (then click on ‘By organisation HERE’) but essentially there is a Food Bank in Towcester. Call 07724 832043 for more details.

Learn more about the Northants Schemes here

Learn more on the Towcester Foodbank website

There is also one in Brackley. See Brackley Food Bank for more details or tel. 01869 810687.

Roade has a Community Larder, which also offers a delivery service. Call 07974 919221 for more details. There is also an extension of this service in Denton.

Towcester and Brackley also have Community Larders. These larders are not means-tested, like Food Banks are and require customers to register and take out membership for a small fee. 

Call 07949 442257 for the Towcester and 07974 919221 for the Brackley one.


Morrisons Doorstep Delivery Service

can be accessed by elderly or vulnerable customers who live within a certain radius (possibly 8 miles) of a physical Morrisons store. The customer registers first by calling 0345 611 6111. Once registered they call the same number (Option 5) to dictate their order to a calltaker. The minimum order has recently been raised to £25 and there is something like a £3.50 delivery charge. 


Happy @Home

Is a volunteer agency providing visiting befriending services. Although based in Daventry, they cover the whole of ‘South Northants’. For more information go to Daventry Volunteers Happy @Home or call 01327 300614.


Northamptonshire ACRE

Is a county-wide charity which supports our rural communities. Their work includes administering ‘Good Neighbour Schemes’ in some of our villages and on their website you can find details of ‘Existing Good Neighbour Schemes’. The available information is not perfect, but the Good Neighbour Fieldworkers are happy to discuss anything with you.

Find out more about Good Neighbour Schemes here


Garden Buddies

Is a volunteer-led service which provides practical help to elderly persons. It costs £15 for an annual membership. Details at South Northants Volunteer Bureau. They currently have a strict eligibility criteria (namely there has to be a genuine need, there can be no-one else within their network that can do the work and they are under financial hardship).


Country Comforts

Is a private concern which delivers home-made hot meals to residents in Towcester, Brackley and surrounding villages (at least as far as Roade). Meals are £7 for two courses. There is no contract, membership or minimum order. Details on Facebook or by contacting Marie on 07388 935803


Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service (NESS)

Is a multi-agency project working to reduce fuel poverty across Northamptonshire. It is a free service. More details at Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service or by calling 01604 623700


Care and Repair

Is an independent charitable home improvement agency, supporting elderly and vulnerable householders by providing practical services such as heating, electrical, plumbing, access provision etc. There will likely be a cost implication, though that will be dependent on each individual’s situation. Tel 01604 782250.

For more details Care and Repair website.

Age UK (Northamptonshire) also has a Handyperson Service for minor household repairs, fixtures and fittings, keysafes, grabrails, smoke alarms, moving heavy items etc. There is again a cost implication but is easily and quickly accessible. 


Remap (Northamptonshire)

Is a registered charity that custom-makes equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives.

Learn more about Remap (Northamptonshire) on there national website here

The local group contacts are Mr A Lake on 01604 589104 or Mr F Trevorrow on 01604 870813. Patients would only pay for materials and/or by donation. 


Home Care Cleaning Service (Age UK Northamptonshire)

Provides a full household cleaning service, internal windows, (small amounts) of washing and ironing, bed changes and local light shopping. Charged at £16 per hour.


Fairy Queen of Clean

covers the Brackley area, including some of the villages. £18 per hour for standard cleaning services, £20 for a deep clean. Details can be found on Facebook.


Orchard Home Cleaning

Orchard Home Cleaning charge £16.95 per hour for a weekly clean (min 2 hrs) and £20 per hour for a fortnightly clean (min 3 hrs). They can be contacted on 01604 791799.


Foot Care

We only have details of private practitioners, at the moment, for the wider Brackley/Towcester area.

  • Jane Cooke – mobile foot care (not podiatry). Nail cutting, corns, ingrowing toenails and fungal nail. Tel 07780 705538.
  • Always Doing Feet – based in Croughton. Nail trimming, thick nails reduced, ingrowing toenails, fungal infection, corns, callus reduction. Tel 07751 376782.
  • Fleet Feet. Liz Spink (Inst. Ch & Pod). Chiropodist Home Service. 01295 255866 and 07860 134138. Banbury based but covers out towards Brackley and Byfield.
  • Mary Burkinshaw. Tel 07783 771268. Countywide apparently. (Details provided by AUKN)
  • Elaine Gray. Tel 07798 718125. (No other details available at this time but details provided by AUKN)