The role of Care Services Navigator is an exciting new volunteering opportunity for someone with relevant understanding and knowledge to make a real difference for people with motor neurone disease (MND) and their carers.
Main purpose of the role:
Care Services Navigators will support people affected by MND, their families and carers to navigate health and social care services. They will empower people affected by MND to become involved in care decisions and service development to ensure they meet the specialist needs of people with MND. They will also support informal carers so they can continue to support the person with MND for as long as they feel able. Care Service Navigators will also play a key role in sharing information to support the development of specialist training/ education/ information for health and social care professionals to enable them to provide better support to people with MND.
On completion of training/mentoring, induction and registration, Care Service Navigators would be expected to take on the following:
Whilst professional qualifications or personal experience of MND are not essential, empathy with people affected by neurological conditions and an in depth knowledge of health and social care services would be an advantage.
We're looking for some volunteers living in the following areas: