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Care Navigators are a team of local experts who fully understand the health and social care support options available and help people ‘navigate’ the right routes for them.
Employed by Age UK Isle of Wight and originally part-funded through My Life a Full Life, they work from GP surgeries across the Island with the majority of their referrals coming from GPs, but also from health and social care professionals or self-referrals. Over 2016 the nine Care Navigators across the Island made a great difference to 1,900 (2.7%) of our aged 50+ population.
How they work:
A ‘Question Time’ style event at which members of the public, local politicians, and interest groups will be invited to quiz a panel of local experts will kick-start a programme of events to discuss how acute (hospital based) services could be provided in the future on the Island.