The Age UK Islington Navigation Service is Islington’s principal social prescribing connector service. The navigators provide enhanced signposting through their up-to-date knowledge of available local services, ensuring access to these services in order to promote patients/service users’ independence through improved availability of information and support linked to personal goals.
The navigators are highly skilled professionals with backgrounds in a range of social and community care services (mental health, drug and alcohol services etc). They offer eight to 10 weeks of directly supported case management, using an asset based approach to help service users develop knowledge, skills and confidence to maintain their independence and improve their quality of life.
Navigators represent, advise and support professionals and patients about the range of non-traditional services that are available to people aged 16+ who are either registered with an Islington practice or live within the borough.
AGE UK Islington is commissioned by Islington CCG to provide 6 navigators plus a navigation manager.
Any Islington resident aged 16+
The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Nurses
Patients can self-refer by email, telephone or visiting the Age UK Islington Office.
t: 0207 281 6018