Community Navigators

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A new scheme that aims to help people remain healthy, well and independent in the Selby area has launched.

The Community Navigators scheme helps members of the public access advice, support and information about activities in the local community. The activities promote health, well-being and support to enable people to live an independent lifestyle.

The launch event took place at the Civic Centre in Selby and was attended by new volunteer Community Navigators, community groups who provide information to the navigators and representatives from the two organisations that support the scheme – North Yorkshire County Council and Selby District Council.

The project is delivered on their behalf by Selby and District DIAL and Age UK Selby District. 

Anne-Marie Oldroyd, Project Co-ordinator from Selby and District DIAL said: ‘It was fantastic to bring everyone together who has worked so hard to get this scheme off the ground and say thank-you to them for their support.

‘We have a lovely group of volunteers who have joined the scheme and have been great advocates for everyone using the service. It’s been a privilege being involved and we look forward to the service going from strength to strength.’

Volunteer Community Navigators are people in local communities who have a good knowledge of groups, organisations and services and can help other people access them. 

They provide others with clear information and support to help them make their own decisions and choices. 

Since the scheme first surfaced two months ago, more than 600 enquiries have been received with a 98 per cent client satisfaction rate. 

If you would like to volunteer to become a Navigator or would like to find out more about the scheme please contact Age UK Selby District on 01757 704115 or Selby and District DIAL on 01757 210495.

 

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