The local welfare assistance scheme for Northamptonshire, which was known as the Sustaining Independent Living Scheme (SILS) closed on 1 April 2015, as reported by Charity Link, who administered SILS on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council. It covered the council areas of: 

  • Corby
  • Daventry
  • East Northamptonshire
  • Kettering
  • Northampton
  • South Northamptonshire
  • Wellingborough

Charity Link goes on to say

our expertise is to access charitable funds for individuals in need. You can access this service and make an application direct to Charity Link. We may be able to access charitable funds to purchase essential goods such as beds, cookers, fridges or clothing on behalf of your client/s 

and their site includes an online application form and contact details.