Care Network Cambridgeshire
Care Network Cambridgeshire

Volunteers to help you find activities and services

COMMUNITY NAVIGATORS

We provide information for you to choose how best to maintain your independence.

Community Navigators are local volunteers helping you to find enjoyable activities and useful services.  No question is too big or too small!

 

Whatever the question, our volunteers will do their utmost to find an answer. Examples include:

  • Car schemes and help with transport
  • Social groups and activities
  • Befriending schemes
  • Practical help around the home
  • Mobility aids and home modifications
  • Security and fire safety assessments
  • Help to access benefits
  • Local gardeners and cleaners

 

How does it work?

You can contact us directly or be referred via another agency.  One of the team will make contact to find out what you need over the telephone or by email.

 

Our job is then to find out what is available to meet your needs, not to advise you what to do; it's your choice and we are here to help.  However, if you are worried about taking the next steps, we are happy to make telephone calls with you on your behalf.  It is our aim to connect you with the services and activities that will let you live a happier, healthier and independent life.

 

We will often match you with a local volunteer who has been police-checked, trained and knows what services and activities are available in your area. They can meet you in your home, locally or at a drop-in-session. Things become much clearer when you have time to explore what you need  - over a cup of tea.

 

Find out who your local coordinator is...

 

This service is free!

If it is practical help you need, we can refer you to our Help at Home service.

 

 

Can you help?

Yes! We are looking for people all over Cambridgeshire with a desire to help their local community.  You only need to give a few hours each month, and full training and support is provided for all of our volunteers.  Read more...

 

 

Can my organisation help?

Organisations across Cambridgeshire are already partnering with Community Navigators - from the police, libraries, housing providers, fire safety officials, to health professionals connected with hospitals and community care.  By linking with us, you are helping people connect to a much wider range of services that can benefit every area of people's lives.  Please email community.navigators@care-network.org.uk to chat about this opportunity.

 

Read more about our Practical Help service or how we help Local Groups.

 


 

 “She told me about ever so many things and she gave me lots of leaflets which I keep to hand.  I've got a careline for my husband now as he falls and I'm getting a sensor for me as I collapse sometimes and that's why I'm scared to be on my own…  it has given me peace of mind.”

 

“The Community Navigator gave me numbers and leaflets of places and things I might need and she explained it all…I can’t thank you enough. It made all the difference”