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Community Navigator

The Community Navigation Service is based at the Nelson Health Centre and works across the Nelson GP Practice and Holistic Assessment and Rapid Investigation (HARI) team. The Community Navigator role is a pilot project funded by Merton Clinical Commissioning Group and is managed by Healthwatch Merton.

The aim of the service is to connect people with local activities and services which can make life more enjoyable or provide practical support.

The Community Navigator has helped patients link with local organisations who offer support with:

  • Benefits Advice
  • Budgeting
  • Befriending
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Cycle confident workshops
  • Employability support programmes
  • Exercise sessions
  • Health walks
  • Informal Carers support
  • Social activities
  • Support groups (i.e. Diabetes)
  • Transport (i.e. Dial-a-ride)
  • Volunteering
  • and much more

If you are a Nelson GP Practice patient then why not ask one of the medical team to book you an appointment with the Community Navigator.

For more details about the Community Navigation Service please download the flier below.

For more information:
If you would just like to find out more about the range of voluntary and community groups across Merton and the services/activities they offer please visit the MVSC website


Community Navigator Flier

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Merton-i is a portal of information for guidance on where to go to get help. You can find services local to you, discover what’s on in Merton and find out what council-led help and benefits you are entitled to.


MVSC is delighted to have been awarded this contract and we are pleased we will continue our work with health and social care services within the borough. We work successfully in partnership across all sectors and are looking forward to delivering the best possible service we can for local people.