Care Navigators are health and social care professionals that provide short term support. They offer free, impartial advice to anyone aged 50+, as well as their families and carers to help overcome challenges they may face.
What happens when you are visited by a Care Navigator?
A Care Navigator will visit you either in your own home or a place convenient to you. They will take the time to listen to what is important to you and help you navigate the health and social care system. They promote self-confidence and self-management to increase a person’s sense of health and wellbeing. They can help to improve your quality of life and maintain independence.
Together a personal enablement plan is agreed which will provide tailored and creative solutions to practical challenges.
Care Navigators will offer:
- Support to do the things you can achieve
- Support to do the things you would like to achieve
- Support to access the things you can’t do for yourself
How can a Care Navigator help you?
- Build confidence
- Be an emotional support through challenging times
- Engage in social and community activities
- Access domestic support and help around the house
- Advice on falls prevention
- Home safety, including fitting minor aids and equipment
- Welfare and Benefits (including ensuring you’re accessing all of the support to which you’re entitled)
- Housing and Care issues
- Support through other challenges personal to you
How can I request a Care Navigator visit?
- You can refer yourself, using the details below.
- Care Navigators receive referrals from GPs and other Health and Social Care Professionals.
- Care Navigators can also receive referrals from charities and other voluntary services.
To find out more, or to make a referral please: