WISBECH: Launch of scheme

Community Navigators is being launched at Wisbech next month.

Community Navigators are local volunteers who help older and vulnerable people find their way to activities or services which they would enjoy or find useful.

There will be a Community Navigator launch at Wisbech library on June 6 at 2pm. If you might like some information on the project or wish to find out more about volunteering for Care Network, why not pop in and meet the new navigator team?

Local charity Care Network Cambridgeshire is pleased to have received funding to deliver a 3 year

Community Navigator Project. The project aims to help older people find their way to activities and services such as:

• Joining a local friendship club, lunch or activity group

• Modifying their home or get mobility aids

• Obtaining a financial health check to maximise income

• Getting help at home to support them through an illness or with one off tasks

• Accessing a community car scheme for a lift to activities and appointments

Making the most of local activities and services is a good way to keep fit, active and independent, but not everyone knows what is available.

The Care Network Community Navigator Project and will point the way to local community activities and also statutory and voluntary organisations.

Your local Community Navigators will be able to help at various places throughout Fenland such as

libraries, community centres or even the local pub.

The service is free and there is no need to make an appointment.

If you would like more information, please contact the Fenland Co-ordinator Tim Barzycki. Call 0743

6809 266 or email: tim.b@care-network.org.uk.