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We are in the process of preparing our new Strategic Plan. This has included updating our Mission, Vision and Values, which are an important statement of who we are and how we deliver our provision.
Our Mission Statement:
“To provide quality education, training, social activities, and pastoral support for the needs of our service users with learning difficulties, mental health and autism, which enables them to lead happy and healthy lives and have the opportunity for achievement and development of sense of purpose.”
Our Vision Statement:
“A world where learning difficulties, mental health and autism are no obstacle for people to reach their potential to participate in society.”
Our Values:
• We place our service user needs at the centre of all we do
• The voices of people with learning difficulties, mental health and autism, and their Parents and Carers must be heard.
• Everything we do should inspire trust and confidence
• Everyone needs to feel safe, encouraged and valued
• We are passionate about our service users learning new skills and interests
• We are positive in our work and with each other
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We are proud to share that Spectrum Northants has received Living Wage Employer accreditation.
The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by over 11,000 UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a wage which meets everyday needs - like the weekly shop, or a surprise trip to the dentist.
With the challenges presented by the ongoing cost of living crisis, we will continue to value our staff through following the standards set by the Living Wage Foundation. For more information

We are celebrating five years of the Spectrum shop being open in it's current location in Berrywood Road, Duston.  The shop continues to go from strength to strength, with high level of donations always ensuring a regular turnover of stock and many good bargains being available.  Recently we have extended our opening hours, on a Monday to Thursday we are now open 9am to 4pm and on a Friday its 9am to 12 Noon.  We have also opened an account with Vinted to sell items online, and you can view our page at, then search for Spectrumcharity under members and see our listings.

Spectrum welcomes its new Chief Executive


It is a welcome to Mark Mitchell, who has commenced as our new Chief Executive at the beginning of January 2022. Mark has come from a background of senior management roles in the charity sector, with his previous role being Chief Executive of a charity supporting adults with a learning disability in South Wales.


In reflecting on his new role, Mark said “I am delighted to be joining the team at Spectrum Northants and to continue the excellent work of my predecessor, Jenny. I am also keen that Spectrum looks forward to continuing to develop and grow as an organisation and to offer new opportunities to our service users.”  


A warm welcome to you and thank you for your interest in Spectrum Northants, a long running and established registered charity.


With two centres in Northampton we support countywide referrals.


Half and full day packages available, emergency placements, school and college holiday cover.  At Spectrum if we can help, we will . . .

We are dedicated to supporting adults (17+) with a wide range of learning difficulties, mental health issues, brain injury, Autism & Asperger’s.

By working together with our trained staff we aim to support and help you to reach your full potential.

At Spectrum we offer a daily selection of group based activities and courses, all designed to help you improve your independence, confidence, employability and wellbeing.

All of our activities are based around your own person centred plan and together our dedicated team will support and guide you every step of the way.



We offer realistic work based training. Our supported ‘training charity shop’ enables you to get hands on work experience and confidence of a retail environment where your customer service skills can be put into practice.

We work alongside real businesses within our contracting department and by working as part of a team, our tutors can help you get work ready ... developing and preparing for employment opportunities.

Have fun whilst taking part in our wide range of learning experiences ... the choice is yours at Spectrum.

Mark Mitchell


On September 4th 2012 The Rt Honourable The Earl Spencer unveiled a ceremonial plaque revealing the new identity of 'Spectrum' at the Berrywood Road location of a local charity supporting clients with mental health issues, learning difficulties and learning disabilities.


Conceived by the medical staff, delivered by enthusiastic members of the Northampton Junior Chamber and supported by land offered at a peppercorn rent by the hospital authorities the building was opened by Princess Anne, the Princess Royal in December 1971.


Since that time services users from Northampton and the wider county have benefited under the caring and skillful support of dedicated staff to achieve goals in their lives which has enabled them to increase their employability. confidence, skills and independence.

We have two locations in Northamptonshire.  You can contact us via telephone or email.

 Berrywood Road                              



NN5 6XA                                         

Tel: 01604 754120 


9 William Street



Tel: 01604 624500


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