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Community Navigators

Community Navigators

29 March 2017
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Voluntary and community groups provide a vast range of help and support in the Wokingham Borough - but finding your way to the right place is not always easy - which is where the new Community Navigators are here to help.


Community Navigators are volunteers who can provide a friendly-face, listening ear and a guiding hand to help people find activities, services or support they could benefit from.


They offer informal support designed to help people keep themselves healthy, active, independent and involved in their community.


Currently there are navigators based at four GP surgeries (Wokingham Medical Centre, Brookside GP Surgery in Earley, Wargrave Surgery and Swallowfield Surgery) and as the scheme grows more locations will be added.


GPs and other professionals are referring people to the navigators scheme but you can contact them yourself or on behalf of a friend, neighbour or family member.


If you would like to know more about the scheme please call (01344) 383 515, visit the involve website.


Are you a good listener?

 

Are you a good listener who would like to spend some spare time helping local people?

 

If so, becoming a volunteer Community Navigator could be for you. Navigators provide non-judgemental, independent guidance to help people find their way to the right community and voluntary activity or group. Their role is to listen and to help people help themselves.

 

As a Community Navigator, you will be part of a team of volunteers who work with individuals to identify their needs and signpost them to appropriate sources of support in their communities. You will receive all the appropriate training and support needed to fulfil the role.

 

For more information about becoming a Community Navigator please contact Community Navigator Coordinator Marie Johnson-Hall on (01344) 304 404 or email: marie.johnson-hall@involve.community 

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