Pointing the way to help

Fenland News from the Fenland Citizen, fenlandcitizen.co.uk, @FenlandCit on Twitter
Fenland News from the Fenland Citizen, fenlandcitizen.co.uk, @FenlandCit on Twitter

An encouraging number of volunteers are coming forward to support the Community Navigators scheme which provides help for older people in Fenland.

The scheme has 15 people active around the district. Some are based in the libraries in March and Chatteris and in the Oasis centre in Wisbech. Others are operating in villages such as Manea, Doddington and Wimblington.

Some professionals have also come on board, including police officers and PCSOs and scheme managers from a registered social landlord.

The project was established by the charity Care Network Cambridgeshire last year to help point older people in the direction of activities and services they might find useful. It is funded by Cambs County Council and has the backing of Fenland Council.

Fenland coordinator Tim Barzycki said: “Individuals who have benefited recently include a visually impaired man in Wisbech St Mary who has been helped with a benefits check and put in touch with a car scheme that enables him to maintain a good social life.”

If you have time to spare, call Tim on 01945-589953 or email: fens.navigators@care-network.org.uk