Care Network, a local based charity serving the residents of Cambridgeshire, have recently set up a scheme called The Community Navigators Project. The aim of the project is to train local volunteers and members of organisations to be able to signpost older people to activities or services which they would find enjoyable or useful. This might be a local friendship club or activity group, or somewhere they can get a financial health check or help with mobility aids.
All the PCSOs working out of Sawston Police station have received the training required to add the title Community Navigator to their role. They already have a good knowledge of local services and community activities but now have an even greater number of contact details to pass on where needed.
Community Care are looking for local volunteers across Cambridgeshire to be a Community Navigator in their own local community. If you feel this is something you would like to get involved with you can contact them on 01954 212100 or on firstname.lastname@example.org. The local co-ordinator for South Cambridgeshire, Rob Wallace, is coming to speak at our next panel meeting which is being held at The Fulbourn Centre, Home End, Fulbourn at 7:30pm on Tuesday the 18th of June. It would be great to see you there.