Age NI - Community Navigator

Working with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust to link older people to services and activities within their local community.

The Community Navigator service, is a partnership project, delivered throughout NHSCT area by Age NI, Building Communities Resource Centre and Mid & East Antrim Area Partnership, funded by NHSCT and Public Health Agency.

What is the Community Navigator service?

The Community Navigator service helps older people in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT) area to access local services and activities, to improve their health, wellbeing and independence and supports NHSCT staff by providing links to the community and voluntary sector.

The Community Navigator can:

Take referrals from individuals, healthcare professionals and the community and voluntary sector for people over the age of 50.

Support community groups to sustain their activities to build capacity through promotion, information sharing, signposting towards funding and training opportunities.

Help raise awareness of older people’s issues through attending and participating in relevant forums, meetings, events and consultations

Examples of services the Community Navigator can signpost you to include:

  • Home Safety Check
  • Benefit Entitlement check
  • Handyperson Scheme
  • Good Morning Call
  • Community Transport
  • Social Activity
  • Luncheon Club
  • Befriending Scheme
  • Home Fire Safety Check

Further information & local contact details may be found by clicking this link.